Cooking With Curiosity: Unit 2
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The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Summary: 

The Cooking with Curiosity curriculum is written for both distance and in person learning. It is designed to introduce students to cooking skills while building reflection practices so that they can cook confidently on their own terms. This 16-week distance learning curriculum equips students with the tools to grow their confidence, abilities, and investment in the kitchen while helping them to investigate their personal connections to foods and cooking. We provide skills videos and choice-based recipes to build students’ kitchen skills and integrate reflective practices throughout the learning process.

This unit introduces students to more basic kitchen skills, such as knife techniques and approximating recipes. Students practice preparing recipes that do not involve heat. The primary focus of the unit is to develop kitchen skills and practice using reflection activities to debrief their cooking experiences.

Full curriculum overview Unit Two Scope and Sequence

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No. Lesson Location Grade Key Concepts
1 How To: Cut Vegetables Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Knife Skills
2 Your Perfect Slice Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Reflective Thinking, Self-Assessment
3 Create Your Own: Quick Organic Pickles Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Flexible Recipe Reading, Knife Skills, Pickling, Family Food Traditions
4 Kitchen Tool Exploration Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 3 – 5, 6 – 8, Whole Family Kitchen, Cooking, Reflecting
5 How To: Mince Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Knife Skills
6 Create Your Own: Yogurt Sauce Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Flexible Recipe-Reading, Knife Skills
7 Peer Check In Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Collaborative Discussion, Self-Assessment
8 Create Your Own: Salad Dressing Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Flexible Recipes, Making Choices
9 How To: Approximate Recipes Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12, Whole Family Estimation and Approximation
10 Sharing What You Made Distance Learning, Kitchen Classroom 6 – 8, 9 – 12 Kitchen, Cooking, Reflecting