pdf, 13.25 MB
pdf, 13.25 MB
The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP 2016). The aim is to inspire young people to not only to think about the role of pulses in feeding the world, but to motivate them into playing a more active role in matters affecting their environment.

This pdf document contains six, hour-long lesson plans designed to either build concurrently or work as stand-alone classroom activities.

The plans are aimed at KS2 children aged between 8 - 11 years old.

The resources contain information, facts and figures together with ideas and activities to bring issues such as health and nutrition, food security and environmental sustainability into the classroom.

The lessons include worksheets, activities, games, puzzles and take home materials for parents. The activities are all paper-based. No access to the internet is required.

Ideas and extension options are suggested for all six lessons.

The pack contains the following materials:

Lesson 1 : Introduction to pulses.
Aim: to introduce pulses [grain legumes] as edible parts of a plant

Lesson 2: Health and nutrition.
Aim: to introduce the role of pulses in relation to maintaining a balanced diet

Lesson 3 : Cooking with pulses.
Aim: to prepare a nutritionally balanced meal / snack with pulses

Lesson 4: Growing pulses.
Aim: to introduce agriculture as system that has environmental impacts

Lesson 5: Pulses around the world.
Aim: to explore cultural contexts of pulses in history and in modern times

Lesson 6: Food security.
Aim: to encourage students to consider the availability of food resources for different communities.

Appendix: Fast, fun facts

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