This black and white illustrated teacher's curriculum is used by our volunteer teachers to lead our seven-week A Children's Taste of African Heritage cooking series based on the Oldways African Heritage Diet Pyramid. The curriculum consists of seven exciting lessons for children that will introduce them to healthy, plant-based African heritage foods from continental Africa, the Caribbean, Afro Latin America, and the American South. Leafy greens, sweet potatoes, millet, couscous, lentils, and chickpeas are just a few of the African heritage foods you will encounter in this volume. Each lesson is composed of a script combining cultural history and nutritional information, recipes, shopping and cooking guides, cooking skills, homework assignments, handouts, and menus.
A companion student handbook: A Children's Taste of African Heritage Student Handbook is also available.
A Children's Taste of African Heritage is:
- A seven-part lesson plan designed to bring the African Heritage Diet Pyramid to life children ages 8 through 12 and their parents or guardians. It allows participants to discover the major foods of the pyramid and to learn basic cooking skills and some simple, healthy recipes.
- An introduction to the vibrant history, culture, and nutrition of African heritage foods.
- An experimental guide to easily adapting African heritage eating patterns to modern life.
- A plant-based curriculum that purposefully teaches about the foods--and the preparation of them--recommended most by the African Heritage Diet Pyramid.
Size: 81/2” x 11”, 112 pages. 9 recipes.
Lesson 1: African Heritage; Lesson 2: Herbs & Spices; Lesson 3: Greensq; Lesson 4: Whole Grains; Lesson 5: Beans & Rice; Lesson 6: Tubers & Mashes; Lesson 7: Fruits & Vegetables