Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lunchbox Project 2014

Have you ever thought about the fact that food for lunch is just more than something to eat? My students grade 7 learn during this project in my chemistry classes that food is also a medium to transfer cultural traditions.                    

They notice that food can be different but has a lot of similarities as well. Lunch and dinner is not only a time slot to eat a certain food to still your hunger but also a time to share information among the family members and among friends.

They open their door to the world by videoconferencing, presenting their lunch boxes by a slide show. They introduced their school first and then presented what they usually eat during their breaks in the morning. Comparing the photoes from the classes from abroad they get a view into the food traditions in Germany.

After that the German students get a view into food traditions from the USA, from Australia, from Russia, etc. they now know what other kids eat at school. These pictures were the basis for further discussions about healthy food and nutrition.

Thank you very much to all participants, teachers and students, to help them opening their individual window to the world.

Special thanks to Marie, Alessia, David, Jennifer, Sara, Aurela and Nina, class 7c, for their strong effords to contribute to the success of this project.

Enjoy your lunch!!!

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