ERIC Number: ED434050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Food for Thought. Curriculum Projects Developed by 1998 Seminar Participants. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad 1998 (India).
Tiede, Lynn M.
While leaders in India have been slower than other non-Western nations to encourage the sales of Western fast food products, signs of these foods are present in larger cities like Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras. This unit of study is a series of lessons designed to introduce junior high school or high school students to various aspects of the culture, religion, history, economy, and political structures of India. The unit's lessons, however, center around food as a method of introducing the particular objective. Pointing out that Indians, as they meet the continuing challenges of feeding nearly 1 billion people, can learn from U.S. mistakes in "modernizing" their diets and attitudes towards food. The unit's materials seek to help children to begin learning these lessons. The lessons can be given individually or collectively as part of a unit. Some lessons may need two days to complete. Following an introduction, lessons are: (1) "Indian Food: Lesson Plans and Supplementary Materials"; (2) "Indian Food Customs: Lesson Plans and Supplementary Materials"; (3) "Meeting the Basic Needs: Problems and Success--Lesson Plans and Supplementary Materials"; (4) "Religion and Food: Lesson Plans and Supplementary Materials"; and (5) "Traditional and Modern Diets: Lesson Plans and Supplementary Materials." Each lesson contains an objective/aim for the student, materials needed, vocabulary, motivation strategy, and additional teaching strategies. A 65-item bibliography is also included. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: United States Educational Foundation in India.
Authoring Institution: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: India