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 Teacher's Handbook for A Children's Taste of African Heritage is part of the curriculum. After you place your order, a member of the Oldways staff will contact you with an agreement form which explains the proper use of the curriculum, along with other information about teaching the class. Your handbook will be mailed to you when we receive the signed agreement form.
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: Greens; Lesson 4: Whole Grains; Lesson 5: Beans & Rice; Lesson 6: Tubers & Mashes; Lesson 7: Fruits & Vegetables