A healthy diet

Introductory information

  • Health education
  • Biology
Author Petri VUORINEN
E-mail petri.vuorinen@utu.fi
Institute Teacher Training School, University of Turku, Finland
Target group 11-15 year old
Elementary school students studying English as a foreign language or students in bilingual education where English is used as the medium of instruction, 5-6 grade elementary or even higher
Subjects
  • Health education
  • Biology
Aims
  1. To learn about a healthy diet
  2. To learn vocabulary and phrases concerning diet and food
  3. To effectively use all the languages coexisting in the community in a meaningful way
  4. To use ICT in a meaningful way

Key competences

Communication in language(s)
  • Noticing similarities and differences between names of food between one’s own L1 and L2
  • Discussing with parents/family the cultural significance of food
  • Writing down a typical recipe in one’s own L1 and bring it to school
  • Improving reading competencies in English as a foreign language
  • Learning English vocabulary related to food and diet
  • Learning special vocabulary concerning cookery
  • Learning about the other L1s in class
  • Learning about the possible similarities and differences in eating and dishes at home vs. elsewhere
Learning to learn
  • Looking for information
  • Timing oneself
  • Making a presentation
Digital competences
  • Creating a wiki
  • Using on-line dictionaries
  • Looking up and using www-sites
Social and civic competences
  • Working with a partner
  • Working in various settings cooperatively
Timing of the overall activities 5 x 45 minutes

Worksheets

1. What we eat

Timing 2 x 45 minutes
Material required Copies of the text to everybody, notebooks, copies of the charts, computers with Internet
Grouping - - -
Focus on content
  • Nutrients
  • Healthy food
  • What and how people eat in different places of the earth
Focus on languages
  • Writing and following a set of instructions (recipe)
  • Similarities between the names of foods and ingredients (eg. spices)
Worksheet 1
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

2. Diet

Timing 3 x 45 minutes
Material required Copies of the text for everybody, notebooks, copies of the charts, computers with Internet
Grouping - - -
Focus on content
  • Nutrients
  • Healthy food
  • What and how people eat in different places of the earth
Focus on languages
  • Writing and following a set of instructions (recipe)
  • Similarities between the names of foods and ingredients (eg. spices)
  Worksheet 2
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

A healthy diet

Introductory information

  • Health education
  • Biology
Author Petri VUORINEN
E-mail petri.vuorinen@utu.fi
Institute Teacher Training School, University of Turku, Finland
Target group 11-15 year old
Elementary school students studying English as a foreign language or students in bilingual education where English is used as the medium of instruction, 5-6 grade elementary or even higher
Subjects
  • Health education
  • Biology
Aims
  1. To learn about a healthy diet
  2. To learn vocabulary and phrases concerning diet and food
  3. To effectively use all the languages coexisting in the community in a meaningful way
  4. To use ICT in a meaningful way

Key competences

Communication in language(s)
  • Noticing similarities and differences between names of food between one’s own L1 and L2
  • Discussing with parents/family the cultural significance of food
  • Writing down a typical recipe in one’s own L1 and bring it to school
  • Improving reading competencies in English as a foreign language
  • Learning English vocabulary related to food and diet
  • Learning special vocabulary concerning cookery
  • Learning about the other L1s in class
  • Learning about the possible similarities and differences in eating and dishes at home vs. elsewhere
Learning to learn
  • Looking for information
  • Timing oneself
  • Making a presentation
Digital competences
  • Creating a wiki
  • Using on-line dictionaries
  • Looking up and using www-sites
Social and civic competences
  • Working with a partner
  • Working in various settings cooperatively
Timing of the overall activities 5 x 45 minutes

Worksheets

1. What we eat

Timing 2 x 45 minutes
Material required Copies of the text to everybody, notebooks, copies of the charts, computers with Internet
Grouping - - -
Focus on content
  • Nutrients
  • Healthy food
  • What and how people eat in different places of the earth
Focus on languages
  • Writing and following a set of instructions (recipe)
  • Similarities between the names of foods and ingredients (eg. spices)
Worksheet 1
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

2. Diet

Timing 3 x 45 minutes
Material required Copies of the text for everybody, notebooks, copies of the charts, computers with Internet
Grouping - - -
Focus on content
  • Nutrients
  • Healthy food
  • What and how people eat in different places of the earth
Focus on languages
  • Writing and following a set of instructions (recipe)
  • Similarities between the names of foods and ingredients (eg. spices)
  Worksheet 2
Material for Teachers
Material for Students
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