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Study how people’s diets have changed over time, and why.

Learn about how people have harvested and preserved food in the past.

Review different wars by studying the diets of soldiers.

Read about pioneers and pilgrims to determine what they ate and how they cooked while on the move.


Create recipe cards for favorite dishes. See Write Instructions for Someone.

Start a blog to share cooking secrets and document progress. See Blog Writing.

Read recipes and write a shopping list.

Keep a food journal documenting daily intake and reviewing each item’s qualities. See Daily Journal Writing.


Learn about chemical reactions and how they can affect food.

Discuss temperature, altitude, humidity, and their effects on cooking.

Introduce the Kingdoms of Life using the foods we eat.

Investigate food technology and recent inventions used to increase the nutritional quality and shelf life of food. See Reading.

Learn how one ingredient affects others. Explore how healthier eating affects their growth. Most kids want to grow bigger.


Learn about various units of measure and how they are used when cooking.

Calculate the cost of each meal by pricing ingredients and measuring how much are used in the meal. See Basic Accounting.

Discuss volume and weight by measuring jars of spices.

Cut pieces of lunchmeat into various shapes to introduce geometry and trigonometry.

Art and Creativity

Compete with parents or siblings to create the most colorful dessert.

Teach cursive and calligraphy to create a fancy meal invitation for family or friends.

Practice painting using only dyes or juices from food.

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