Interview an Elder
30 Min
Is there a food that reminds you of a memory from when you were younger? Can you think of recipes or flavors that have been passed down in your family for generations? In this activity, you will interview an elder who you know about a favorite recipe of theirs and why that recipe is meaningful to them.
Student Learning Goals & Objectives: 
  • Reflect on their experiences in the kitchen.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one- on-one, in groups, and teacher- led).
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Teaching Notes: 
  • If you are teaching this activity as part of the curriculum Cooking With Curiosity: Challenging Perfection With Reflection, this is lesson 3.8, the eighth lesson of unit 3.
  • See Sharing Toolkit for Teachers to help determine how students will share and which platform they will use. Also see our student resource, Sharing What You Made to support students around creating voice memos, photo diaries, etc.
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