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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