Lesson Plans for Food Inquiry Projects

Educators will find that food history projects fit naturally into the current educational initiative of inquiry.  Students find something that interests them – maybe it’s an old photograph or a grandmother’s heritage recipe – and through their inquiry, they find out about themselves, their families and communities, and British Columbia.

Click on the files below for lesson plan ideas to include food history inquiry into your classes.

Creating a Food History of the Land Where We Live

Food, Colonialism and Identity (reprinted with author’s permission)

VINTAGE RECIPES AND COOKBOOKS

MUSEUM RESEARCH

DECODING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

BC FOOD PERSONALITIES

BC FOOD CULTURES

INTERGENERATIONAL FOOD STORIES

EARLY AND CURRENT FOODS AND FOOD PRODUCTION IN BC