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Stone Soup

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

40 minutes
Primary subjects: 
Civics and Government, Reading or Language Arts
Grade: 
3, 4
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In this lesson, students listen to a reading of the popular folktale “Stone Soup.” They then reflect on what the story says about the importance of food and sharing, to communities and cultures. Next, they practice self-reflection as they examine their own food preferences and how they came to form those preferences. In a variety of rich extension opportunities, students demonstrate how they can use food to share of themselves and to enrich their local and global communities.

Key objectives for students
Analyze what a traditional folktale says about the value of sharing food with one’s community.
Reflect on and share some personal food preferences.
Recognize how culture and family traditions influence food choices in a community.
Secondary subjects
Foreign Languages, Health and Nutrition, History
Topics
healthy habits, health and nutrition, traditions, food tradition, Community, Cooking
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills, Critical Thinking, Digital citizenship
Values
Curiosity, Empathy, Global Leadership, Mindfulness, Optimism
Methods
Brain-Based Learning, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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