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  1. page Painter edited ... March 22 Culminating Research Project We've learned a lot in this quarter about the social, c…
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    March 22 Culminating Research Project
    We've learned a lot in this quarter about the social, cultural, scientific, and ecological aspects of food. Many of you may have decided to change your diet, or you may also thought about an ideal way to farm, process, and provide food to people in general. Over the next week, you will be able to research any of these areas a little more and provide a synthesis project to help present your information. You will write your essay by yourself, but you may work together with someone to create a project.
    TOPICSTOPICS- PICK One!
    1. Food and Culture in Another Region or Country
    Research how food and eating practices define a country or region. Discuss the history and current enjoyment of specific foods and recipes and how they interplay with the region's culture.
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    Print Advertisement
    Website
    A Public Service Announcement for TV
    We are open to other suggestions of project
    General Rubric for All Projects 55 points
    twoTwo Resources Used
    12
    Explanatory or Argument Essay ( see separate rubric for each)
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    As we complete the daily activities, the directions will turn GRAY, so you can concentrate on the current day's activities:
    March 22 Culminating Research Project
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    your information. You will write your essay by yourself, but you may work together with someone to create a project.
    TOPICS
    1. Food and Culture in Another Region or Country
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    We are open to other suggestions of project
    General Rubric for All Projects 55 points
    Fourtwo Resources Used
    12
    Explanatory or Argument Essay ( see separate rubric for each)
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    6:36 am
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    List all foods and snacks for a family of four using balanced eating guidelines for a family of four.
    Project Ideas (examples)
    You can:
    Make a podcast
    A Flip movie
    can do:
    A PowerPoint
    Present a Debate
    Print Advertisement
    Website
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    TOTAL
    55
    Writing and Debate Rubrics:
    {DEBATE Oral_Presentation_Rubric-4.pdf}

    {Grade 8 CC 4-point Argument Writing Rubric-2.pdf}
    RESOURCES
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    A PowerPoint
    Present a Debate
    Write an argument essay
    Graphics and Tables
    Print Advertisement
    Website

    We are open to other suggestions of project
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    All Projects 55 points
    Four Resources Used for Research (at least), listed in alphabetical order
    12
    Summary of Project in a well written paragraph
    6
    Explanatory or Argument Essay ( see separate rubric for each)
    25

    All aspects of the the project checklist evident
    12
    Clear, Concise Oral Presentation by all Members of the Group
    106
    TOTAL
    4055
    Writing and Debate Rubrics:
    {DEBATE Oral_Presentation_Rubric-4.pdf}
    {Grade 8 CC 4-point Argument Writing Rubric-2.pdf}

    RESOURCES
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    our Main Page:OMMSPage: OMMS MEDIA
    Databases for research
    CultureGrams
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    Regional Food
    Food and Culture Encyclopedia: Enotes
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    March 21 Thursday FOOD MILES
    Today we will think about where our food comes from and how much it costs in money and resources for it to get where it is going. Using a lot of resources means we are using energy- whether it is a natural resource, a renewable resource,or a non-renewable resource. If our goal is to reduce our "carbon footprint"- what is more appropriate, a local sustainable farm, or a large commercial farm?
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Thursday, March 21

  1. page Painter edited ... TOPICS 1. Food and Culture in Another Region or Country ... or region. Discuss the histor…
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    TOPICS
    1. Food and Culture in Another Region or Country
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    or region. Discuss the history and current enjoyment of specific foods and recipes and how they interplay with the region's culture.
    Regions:
    a. Caribbean Islands
    b. Central America
    c. Indonesia
    d. China
    e. Japan
    f. Israel
    2. From Farm to Table- Follow the Food
    Follow a specific raw food from seed (or animal) to table, keeping in mind all of the resources needed to grow, breed, or maintain this food item. Don't forget about the water, land, farm products, buildings, and even the gasoline to transport the item to the store near you, and then to your table.
    3. Big Farm Practices ( Agribusiness) vs. Sustainable Farm Practices
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    increase profit. These practices include the use of hormones, antibiotics, and genetic modification. The small,
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    of technology. Discuss the overall task in cultivating a sustainable farm.
    4. Organic, Natural Food vs. Processed Food
    What kinds of chemicals and
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    are used and howin food production? How do they
    5. Humane Animal Husbandry
    If we are to eat meat, what is the humane way to raise farm animals and how does that differ from many of the current large farming practices?
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    You are the owner of a restaurant that is located on a sustainable, organic farm. What can we find on the menu each season? (This farm/restaurant is located in Maryland.) How is the farm and restaurant maintained by the employees?
    7. Plan a daily Menu for a Family of Four for one week using guidelines from MY PLATE for under $400.00
    List all foods and snacks for a family of four using balanced eating guidelines for a family of four.
    Project Ideas (examples)
    You can:
    ...
    Write an argument essay
    Graphics and Tables
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    suggestions of projects.
    You can use
    project
    General Rubric for All Projects
    Four Resources Used for Research (at least), listed in alphabetical order
    12
    Summary of Project in a well written paragraph
    6
    All aspects of the the project checklist evident
    12
    Clear, Concise Oral Presentation by all Members of the Group
    10
    TOTAL
    40
    RESOURCES
    from our Main Page:OMMS MEDIA
    Databases for research
    CultureGrams
    World Book
    Regional Food
    Food and Culture Encyclopedia: Enotes

    March 21 Thursday FOOD MILES
    Today we will think about where our food comes from and how much it costs in money and resources for it to get where it is going. Using a lot of resources means we are using energy- whether it is a natural resource, a renewable resource,or a non-renewable resource. If our goal is to reduce our "carbon footprint"- what is more appropriate, a local sustainable farm, or a large commercial farm?
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    7:55 pm
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    6. Sustainable Menu for a Restaurant
    You are the owner of a restaurant that is located on a sustainable, organic farm. What can we find on the menu each season? (This farm/restaurant is located in Maryland.) How is the farm and restaurant maintained by the employees?
    7. Plan a daily Menu for a Family of Four for one week using guidelines from MY PLATE for under $400.00
    Project Ideas (examples)
    You can:
    ...
    Present a Debate
    Write an argument essay
    Graphics and Tables
    We are open to other suggestions of projects.
    You can use
    March 21 Thursday FOOD MILES
    Today we will think about where our food comes from and how much it costs in money and resources for it to get where it is going. Using a lot of resources means we are using energy- whether it is a natural resource, a renewable resource,or a non-renewable resource. If our goal is to reduce our "carbon footprint"- what is more appropriate, a local sustainable farm, or a large commercial farm?
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    6:53 pm
  3. page Painter edited ... We've learned a lot in this quarter about the social, cultural, scientific, and ecological asp…
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    We've learned a lot in this quarter about the social, cultural, scientific, and ecological aspects of food. Many of you may have decided to change your diet, or you may also thought about an ideal way to farm, process, and provide food to people in general. Over the next week, you will be able to research any of these areas a little more and provide a synthesis project to help present your information.
    TOPICS
    1. Food and Culture in Another Region or Country
    Research how food and eating practices define a country or region.
    Regions:
    a. Caribbean
    b. Central America
    c. Indonesia
    d. China
    e. Japan
    2. From Farm to Table- Follow the Food
    Follow a specific raw food from seed (or animal) to table, keeping in mind all of the resources needed to grow, breed, or maintain this food item. Don't forget about the water, land, farm products, buildings, and even the gasoline to transport the item to the store near you, and then to your table.
    3. Big Farm Practices ( Agribusiness) vs. Sustainable Farm Practices
    We've learned that large commercial farms rely on certain practices to increase productivity, which, in turn, increase profit. The small, sustainable farm won't be as profitable, but it does require a different type of technology.
    4. Organic, Natural Food vs. Processed Food
    What chemicals and additives are used and how do they affect our health? What are the alternatives?
    5. Humane Animal Husbandry
    If we are to eat meat, what is the humane way to raise farm animals and how does that differ from many of the current large farming practices?
    6. Sustainable Menu for a Restaurant
    You are the owner of a restaurant that is located on a sustainable, organic farm. What can we find on the menu each season? (This farm/restaurant is located in Maryland.) How is the farm and restaurant maintained by the employees?
    Project Ideas (examples)
    You can:
    Make a podcast
    A Flip movie
    A PowerPoint
    Present a Debate
    Write an argument essay
    We are open to other suggestions of projects.

    March 21 Thursday FOOD MILES
    Today we will think about where our food comes from and how much it costs in money and resources for it to get where it is going. Using a lot of resources means we are using energy- whether it is a natural resource, a renewable resource,or a non-renewable resource. If our goal is to reduce our "carbon footprint"- what is more appropriate, a local sustainable farm, or a large commercial farm?
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    6:44 pm
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    You will use these resources to participate in classroom activities. Check here in the beginning of the week to see what you will be doing that day.
    As we complete the daily activities, the directions will turn GRAY, so you can concentrate on the current day's activities:
    March 19 Tuesday22 Culminating Research Project
    We've learned a lot in this quarter about the social, cultural, scientific, and ecological aspects of food. Many of you may have decided to change your diet, or you may also thought about an ideal way to farm, process, and provide food to people in general. Over the next week, you will be able to research any of these areas a little more and provide a synthesis project to help present your information.
    TOPICS
    March 21 Thursday
    FOOD MILES
    Today we will think about where our food comes from and how much it costs in money and resources for it to get where it is going. Using a lot of resources means we are using energy- whether it is a natural resource, a renewable resource,or a non-renewable resource. If our goal is to reduce our "carbon footprint"- what is more appropriate, a local sustainable farm, or a large commercial farm?
    What's My Carbon Footprint
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    6:11 pm

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