In this course we will take 50 weeks, or 12 1/2 months to cover the united states. Each week we will learn about one state. I will be uploading lessons in alphabetical order. You can feel free to skip around to the state your interested in if it is uploaded. This course is great for kids ages 6+ as a supplement to learning about the united states.
Each lesson will include:
- a short background of the state
- 2 recipes to print
- 2 videos of how to cook the recipes
- A craft project or written assignment to pair with the lesson
Here is how these courses are beneficial:
You will help your child shop for ingredients, budget meals and understand how it can play a role in recipes and our courses will help teach kitchen and food safety, how to cook a variety of foods using different techniques (like how to cut properly, how to cook different meats and vegetables, and different pastry techniques). You child will learn skills that will be valuable well into the future as they are independent adults.
Social and Emotional Health
Giving a child a job in the house and making them feel important boosts their confidence. Teaching children skills that they can learn and grow to become independent, you will see them flourish at how well they do. Seeing the end result of all that work and seeing the reactions of friends and family tasting your creations also boosts confidence, which is key.
When you cook there is a lot of measuring, (teaspoons, tablespoons, milligrams, milliliters, cups) You can half recipes, double and so on. Some recipes you may have to convert the measurement. You can add in how to price things out and budget for recipes.
Cooking is a lot of chemistry. How do things react to each other? In cooking you explore and can understand what works and why.
If your reading this, I’m assuming (apologies if its translated) into English. Your child will work on reading, directions and problem solving as well as comprehension.
Many terms as well as recipes from other countries are in their native language. While your child won’t become fluent, they can begin to learn key words in foreign languages. Your child can work on interpreting the language (if you so choose) and they will also learn common culinary and pastry phrases.
Do you know where a food comes from? Where the spices or ingredients are native to? Every country and every state has a staple. We as humans not only need food but its part of everyone’s culture.
Just like geography, it is a vital piece of knowledge to know about food and it’s history. Do you know how a dish was created? Do you know why? Many things came out of war for necessity, out of famine, out of immigration and travel.
What is healthy? what is not? Why are some countries deemed healthier than others? Which foods give off what vitamins and how can a meal be balanced? All things to work with when it comes to cooking
Not every dish will involve fire but ever since man discovered fire, which was 2 million years ago, we used fire to cook food. If you plan on camping or using a grill, its a great opportunity to cover fire safety but same thing with a stove. What is hot? what happens if there is a fire? How do we treat a burn etc. Safety is first.
Food is art in itself with the combinations of flavors but so is plating food. Have you noticed how pretty food looks in movies, in magazines and restaurants. Its an art. Get creative even if its not a cake or cookie.
Ah the P.E. When your a chef, you stand for hours at a time. Lifting and unloading boxes of ingredients, making ice cream and well pounding out butter for different doughs, It can take a toll on your body and give you a workout. Your kids won’t get that as much but with the nutrition lesson, they will understand how Eating and working out/ being physical will correlate.
Kitchen and Food Safety
Your children will learn how to be safe while in the kitchen. When you cook you can control and prevent a lot of food born illnesses as well as prevent injury. While cooking is educational and fun, there are still risks involved. Some recipes may require parents help and supervision but this will also help you bond and create your fond memories.
Health and Food Safety
Before we get started we need to talk about how to be safe
This week we will be learning about Alabama. Feel free to review the safety section
This week we will be learning about Alaska. Feel free to review the safety section
This week we will be learning about Arizona. Feel free to review the safety section
This week we will be learning about Arkansas. Feel free to review the safety section
This week we will be learning about California. Feel free to review the safety section.
This week we will be learning about Colorado. Feel free to review the safety section
This week we will be learning about Connecticut. Feel free to review the safety section.
This week we will be learning about Delaware. Feel free to review the safety section