eat2explore

EXPLORE THE WORLD, IN YOUR KITCHEN! eat2explore is an award-winning interactive cooking kit that delivers cultural education through global cuisine. Our mission is to help children and youth develop the critical life skill of cooking at a young age while exploring geography, math, science and social studies through food. Young people not only explore world cuisine and cultures through our cooking kits, but they also cultivate sustainable and healthy eating habits, as well as learn tangible cooking skills.  

We currently have 21 countries to explore and we add 2 new countries every year.

 

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Explore the World in your Kitchen: France (Gluten Free kit)


General Information

 

  • Curriculum Developer – eat2explore
  • explore France! Website Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Lower elementary, Upper elementary, Middle School/Junior High & High School
  • Subject Covered: Reading, Math, History, Life Skills, Career Exploration, & Science
  • Cost Range: $50 – $100
  • Supplemental Material Cost: $10 – $50
  • Format: Physical product
  • Religious content: No

Basic Features

 

  • Methodology: Unit Study
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Spatial, Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, and Tactile
  • Intelligences Utilized: Pictures, Words, and Relationships
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Progressive steps, Multi-Disciplinary, Independent Work
  • Common Core: No
  • Accredited: No
  • Teacher Helps: Average

Product Description 

 

  • Font Size: Average
  • Pictures: Average
  • Binding: Lay flat, non-spiral
  • Lessons Included: Instructions, seasonings and shopping list for 3 complete meals
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 1 month
  • Assessments: None included

Adapability 

 

  • Amount of Handwriting Required: No writing required
  • Possible Assistive Technology Modifications: Assistive devices other than for writing
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: Multiple smaller tasks to track and loosely organized requiring student/teacher planning and organizing
  • Possible teacher assistance needs: Teacher reading text for a student with reading difficulties and/or teacher intervention for a student with visual impairment
  • Average Length of Lessons: 1-2 hours, depending on the meal cooked and the amount of items/time needed to prep/cook
  • Concentration Level Required: More than average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Fairly easy for parent to do
  • Language Complexity: Average

Specific Disabilities 

 

  • Reading: Phonics & Sight words
  • Math: Uses concrete examples to represent abstract concepts

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

The box includes instructions, seasonings and shopping lists for 3 meals. This could easily be done one meal a week, and cover a month, with a week to explore more about the country of study (free download access included). There were vegetarian options as well, and the company seemed well aware of food allergies/sensitivity needs.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

Children will need different levels of support, depending on abilities and age. Each meal has different dishes to make, so there is something children of all abilities can do. The tools included (in this case a herb stripper) are to help children with specific tasks related to the meals, and are a neat way to learn new culinary skills.