Every foods class that I teach starts with teaching or reviewing food safety and sanitation. Students are anxious to get in kitchens so I work to make the sometimes dry information more fun and engaging. I love when students make these posters because the students repeat the slogans to each other throughout the class. I can also see them muttering slogans to themselves as they take a test. They are a great way to brighten up my dull cabinets.
- 30 minutes to assign posters and give students a good start
- I assign this project early in the unit and have students present as a review for the unit. I spend about 30 minutes in class to explain the project and give students a start. The remainder can be homework or you can give class work time based on what else you plan for the unit.
- Start by asking students what you mean by “Never Eat Soggy Waffles.” (North, East, South, West) Explain that sometimes silly phrases, songs, words, or pictures can better help you remember information. Give some examples of your own.
- Introduce the Foodborne Illness Parody video. Ask the students to pick out different food safety facts from the video.
- Discuss the video after watching. Quiz students about information from the video and see if they sing it back to you.
- Distribute plain paper. Explain that one side will be the checklist and the other will become the poster.
- Share the expectations slide with the students. They should copy the information to make a checklist for themselves.
- Share the example slide. Explain how the slide fits all of the expectations.
- Pass around the topic sign-up list. This step is to make sure there are not too many repeats. The topics align with my new “Food For Today” textbook, but they are general enough to work with any text. Students could also look for facts online.
- Set the due date for the posters on the day of the test. Students present their posters to review information from the unit.
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