Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Chow Down on Food History

May 12th, 2022

It’s Thursday, May 12, 2022, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

The Kitchen Project – Food History

(kitchenproject.com/history/)

Grades 5-12, with parental supervision

With today’s ad-supported website visitors can uncover the history of some of their favorite foods. Created by Chefs Stephen Block and Stephen Holloway, this website explores the origins of certain foods, how they got their names, and other interesting facts about them.

Some delightful dishes to choose from are:

  • carrot cake
  • hoagie
  • French toast
  • Reuben
  • cake
  • dumplings
  • buffalo wings
  • the hamburger
  • pizza
  • And so much more.

There is even a free food history course (if you sign up using your email address)! This site is easy to navigate, loaded with interesting information, and yummy recipes. The history of food makes an interesting topic to explore and a great addition to a home economics course.

Get Ready To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

April 28th, 2022

It’s Thursday, April 28, 2022, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Mexico For Kids: Fun Cinco De Mayo History, Lessons, & Activities!

All grades, with parental supervision

Cinco de Mayo is next week! The fifth of May marks the Mexican army victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, and represents Mexican independence from foreign intervention.

I thought it would be fun to provide you with a fiesta of websites across the curriculum that celebrate Cinco De Mayo including the history of the festival, arts and crafts, Spanish lessons, math activities, mariachi music, recipes, and more.

Cinco de Mayo: History Channel Video Presentation

The History Channel website offers videos about the Aztecs, Montezuma, Cortez, Mesoamerican pyramids, the Cinco de Mayo festival, and an archive of articles about every aspect of Mexican history and culture.

Cinco de Mayo Paper Dolls & Crafts

Print and create Cinco De Mayo crafts.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Learn to make Menudo, sopes, and more!

Cinco de Mayo Piñata

Learn the history of the Piñata get instructions on how to make a piñata.

Free Spanish Lessons

Cinco de Mayo is a great time to start Spanish lessons and at this website you can take free Spanish tutorials!

Maple Syrup Virtual Field Trip

February 18th, 2022

LM Sugarbush, LLC: Leane & Michael’s Sugarbush

(www.lmsugarbush.com/ordersyrup.html)

All grades, with parental supervision

Real maple syrup is a delight for the senses – and learning about how it is made is fun for the entire family!

At this website you can take a virtual tour of a homeschool family’s maple syrup farm. Through interesting text and photographs you can learn about the entire maple syrup process from tree to breakfast table.

But that’s not all! This homeschool family recognizes the learning value of the maple syrup process and has designed an entire Unit Study to accompany their virtual tour! It is available absolutely FREE at their website. Just click on “Unit Study” on the menu, then click on the tabs that open in the left-hand menu. There are 10 weeks of lesson plans that include:

  • Indian Syrup Making
  • Pioneer Syrup Making
  • Modern Syrup Making
  • All About Maple Trees
  • Tapping Maple Trees
  • Gathering Maple Sap
  • Boiling Sap Into Syrup
  • Bottling Pure Maple Syrup
  • Selling Pure Maple Syrup
  • The Sugarbush Annual Maple Syrup Festival

But wait! There’s still more! The unit studies include craft ideas, and lots of links for such things as crafts, further research, and even recipes! (NOTE: Not all the links were working at the time of our review.)

After visiting this site, you might want to purchase a jug of Sugarbush Pure Maple Syrup! (It’s also a nice way to support the efforts of this homeschool family and thank them for the gift of these free learning materials.)

All About Peanut Butter

September 3rd, 2021

Peanut Company of Australia

(pca.com.au/the-story-of-peanuts/how-peanut-butter-is-made/)

All grades, with parental supervision

At this site, you can take a short virtual tour through text and photographs to see how peanut butter is made. Under the “For Kids” link, learn “The Story of Peanuts” and have some “Nutty Fun” with activities, puzzles, and recipes. Check out more “Recipes” using peanut butter that kids can make with adult supervision.

And here are more sites about peanut butter:

Virginia-Carolinas Peanuts

(aboutpeanuts.com/educational-material)

This site provides FREE printed materials and downloadable curriculum materials relating to peanuts and peanut butter for grades K-5.

Peanut Butter Lovers

(peanutbutterlovers.com/about/)

This website explains how peanut butter is made — including how peanuts are grown, harvested, shelled, roasted, ground, and packaged. While you are at this site click on the “History” button to read all about how peanut butter came to be such a popular nutritional staple and check out the Fun PB Facts. You will also find nutrition facts, recipes, and information about allergies at this site as well.

National Peanut Board

(www.nationalpeanutboard.org/more/teachers/)

The National Peanut Board also offers free, peanut-themed lesson plans for grades K-6 in the Discover the Powerful Peanut post, as well as additional articles about how peanuts grow, the history of peanut butter, George Washington Carver, and much more. Visitors can get recipes using peanuts too!

Downloadable Fitness Curriculum to Get You Moving Into the New School Year!

August 14th, 2021

Ace Fitness: Free Fitness Curriculum!

(www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/lifestyle/blog/6611/operation-fitkids/)

Grades 3-8, with parental supervision

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website that offers a free, downloadable fitness curriculum titled “Operation FitKids” written by the American Council on Exercise.

When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured articles, facts, research, and recipes. Below that, you’ll see the words “Operation FitKids” with a description of the course. Below that, click on the words “Download Curriculum.” A new page opens where you must register (free) to download the curricula that include:

  • Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 3 – 5

Get 7 lessons that teach kids about fitness and nutrition, heart health, safe walking techniques, healthy snack choices, the importance of strength exercises and stretching, how to read food labels, ways to reduce fat and calories in fast food meals, and how to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle.

  • Free Youth Fitness Curriculum: Grades 6 – 8

Get 7 lessons that teach students about healthy eating, cardio exercises, nutrition and food serving sizes, reading labels, keeping muscles fit, the importance of fiber, how to stay physically fit, and how to make nutritious snacks and meals.

Introduction to the Japanese Language

July 10th, 2021

MMG International – Kids Web Japan

(web-japan.org/kidsweb/language/)

Grades PreK-8, with parental supervision

This website, created by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is designed to foster appreciation of Japan among American children and introduce them to the Japanese language!

The simple artwork, the openness of each page, the soft color scheme and intuitive navigation, are all immediately attractive to young ones. And the content is top-notch! Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Lessons 1-8 – Nicely illustrated formal language lessons, complete with audio examples, English and Japanese text, and pronunciation in text form. (Typical lessons contain dialog, vocabulary/grammar, and an exercise.)
  • Hiragana and Katakana Charts – Japanese alphabets. Click any letter to hear it pronounced.
  • Numbers – Learn to speak and read the numbers from 1 to 100.

And under Related Articles – Language: The older kids and adults will appreciate this clear article about the Japanese language.

You may also wish to spend some time on the rest of this website. You can learn about folk legends, play games and check out some recipes. Parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise Internet use.

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