Final Project: Recipes of Meaning
3 – 6 Hours
As a final project, you will be demonstrating your improved kitchen abilities by making a recipe of your choice and documenting your cooking process. This is an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned by making a dish that is meaningful for you. At the end of this project you will have cooked a recipe that is important to you and documented your work, including a description, a recipe, a skill demonstration video OR a photo essay, and a written reflection OR a recorded reflection.
Student Learning Goals & Objectives: 
  • Make choices in the ingredients of their recipes and reflect on those selections.
  • Practice reflective thinking and responding.
  • Identify ingredients that are meaningful to them and use persuasive language to make a claim as to why they chose them.
  • Choose two ingredients that are important to them and create or select a recipe.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • Students will document their cooking processes and demonstrate that they have practiced skills presented throughout the curriculum.
  • Track their progress towards a goal.
Teaching Notes: 
  • If students are completing this lesson as part of the kitchen curriculum, Cooking with Curiosity: Challenging Perfection with Reflection this lesson is 4.3, the third lesson and final project of Unit 4.
  • For sections that instruct students to READ, you can record yourself reading aloud and send it to students. Direct them to read along with the recording. This is a helpful strategy for differentiating learning that supports all students, especially English Language Learners.
  • Some lesson plans are formatted as a fillable PDF so that students can answer the questions and return the document as if it were a worksheet. We recommend testing this functionality with your technology as it varies by device and operating system. If it does not work for you, consider using a google form or having students answer the questions in a new document and submitting their answers to you that way.