Use Book Creator to make a classroom cookbook by reflecting on students’ favorite foods, special memories and traditions, and culture.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: relationship skills, self-awareness, and social awareness.
Engage students in a classroom discussion around food. You might ask:
After your discussion, introduce the activity to students: working together to create a classroom cookbook! Each student will add the recipe for a food that is important or special to them, along with any photos, stories, or videos about this food. To do this, you will need to follow these instructions:
After all your students have created their pages, you can combine their pages together to create a class cookbook!
Once you combine and finish your classroom cookbook, publish it online! Share a link to your cookbook with your Empatico partner class, and facilitate a live virtual exchange to invite students to share more about their recipes, tell stories about making and eating them, and ask each other questions about their favorite foods. You might even challenge them to try making a recipe from each other’s cookbook!
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions:
This activity was created in partnership with Book Creator.