International Cultures & Cuisine

International Cultures and Cuisine

Last updated: 8/21/2019

This is not an EP courses. DO NOT list this as an EP course on any documentation for diploma organizations, scholarships, etc. This course is parent-submitted. The content was not approved by EP.  We cannot guarantee that the links in this course are up to date. You will need to find your own replacement videos, etc. if a link is broken.

Contact Gwen Justine with questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/366407976793654

About this course: I used the syllabus from a NJ public high school course as my guide for planning this course. It is for students who already have experience with cooking and who are motivated to research, plan, be creative, and learn about other cultures. I suggest Intro to Culinary Arts as a prerequisite. I am thinking it can count as an elective or as a practical arts elective. Be sure to check with your state laws before adding it to your child’s transcript.

Directions for the student: You will have three weeks to plan a dinner event for each of area in the world. We will only focus on six areas for this course. For each dinner event, you must include
background music from the culture
● decorations from the culture
● appropriate appetizer, entree, and dessert
● an activity from that culture

You will be required to submit your written plan which includes your research. You may use the organizer to help you.

Please write a one page reflection paper about what you learned after you complete the work for each area of the world.

You will be required to give a 2-5 minute speech at each dinner event. Be ready to answer any questions that diners may have about the cuisine, decor, activities, etc.


Before you begin:


Weeks 1-3 North American Culture and Cuisine

The History of American Cuisine

Read pages 174-190 (from Disney Learning: Our World)
Take notes on:
North America: the people, the land, the animals, the environment
Canada: population, area, capital, languages spoken, motto, who they are, their country, their communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations, fishing
United States: population, area, capital, language spoken, motto, who they are, colonization and immigration (The Big Change, And They Kept Coming, and People Today), the country, the communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations, places to visit in the United States

● Weeks 4-6 Latin American Culture and Cuisine

Read pages 147- 172
Take notes on the following:
Latin America: population, area, # of countries, the people, the land, the environment,
the animals
Argentina: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations, Iguacu Falls
Brazil: population, area, capital, language, who they are, their communities, the country, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations,
anacondas and the Amazon River
Costa Rica: population, area, capital, language, who they are, their communities, the
country,what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations,
explain how visitors can explore animals who live in the canopy
Mexico: population, area, capital, language, who they are, their communities, the
country,what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations,
pyramids
Peru: population, area, capital, languages, who they are, their communities, the
country,what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations,
Machu Picchu
Interesting places to visit in Latin America (use pages 170-171)

Weeks 7-12 Asian and Oceanic Cuisine

Read pages 41-104 (from Disney Learning: Our World)
Asia: population, area, # of countries, the people, the land, the environment, the
animals
China: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the communities,
what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations, giant
pandas
India: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the communities,
what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations,
monsoons
Indonesia: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, rain forests
Iran: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the communities,
what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations,
architecture
Israel: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the communities,
what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations, The
Dead Sea
Japan: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, bonsai trees
Nepal: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the communities,
what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations, snow
leopards
Saudi Arabia: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, pipelines
Singapore: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, container ports
South Korea: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, water deer
Thailand: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, elephants
Turkey: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, Pamukkale
Oceania: the people, the land, the animals, the environment
Australia: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, road trains
Fiji: population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the communities,
what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and celebrations, coral
Places to visit in Asia (use pages 102-103)

Weeks 13-18 European Culture and Cuisine

Read pages 105-146 (from Disney Learning: Our World)
Europe: population, area, # of countries, the people, the land, the environment, the
animals
Czech Republic: population, motto, area, capital, language, who they are, the country,
the communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, pollution
France: population, motto, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, Mont-Saint-Michel
Germany: population, motto, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, Berlin Wall
Greece: population, motto, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, windmill power
Italy: population, national anthem, area, capital, language, who they are, the country,
the communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, Mount Etna
Russia: national anthem, population, area, capital, language, who they are, the
country, the communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun,
holidays and celebrations, amur tiger
Spain: motto, population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, bullfighting
Sweden: motto, population, area, capital, language, who they are, the country, the
communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun, holidays and
celebrations, northern lights
United Kingdom: national anthem, population, area, capital, language, who they are,
the country, the communities, what they eat, what they study, what they do for fun,
holidays and celebrations, Stonehenge
Interesting places to visit in Europe (use pages 144-145)