Lesson Plan No. tjf_food1
Eating Habits in Our Daily Lives  
Date: Country: Author(copyright): Themes:
2001/10 Japan The Japan Forum Food
A Day in the Life
Students consider what influences what, where, with whom and how the seven Deai students eat. They compare their findings with their own eating habits and identify differences and similarities. The activity encourages diversity and adventure in the students’ eating habits.

50 minutes / session x 5 sessions

While looking at pictures, students observe and answer questions about Yu’s eating habits.

Activity 1 Worksheets
#1-1, #1-2, #1-3
Observation and examination
1) Students compare and contrast their own eating habits with Yu’s and think about the similarities and differences. Activity 2 Worksheet #2
2) In groups, students observe the food-related pictures of one of the seven Deai students. They examine the eating habits shown and present their observations to the class. Activity 3 Worksheet #3
3) Using the results from Activity 3, students think about the factors that produced them (i.e., personal values, family, friends, school, community, the global community, etc.).
They may also reflect on their own eating habits and examine the various influences on them.

Activity 4 Worksheet #4
Worksheet #5
Adjustment and interaction
Students hypothesize about a group of people with different tastes and eating customs and then simulate a party. They may think about what kind of menu is appropriate and what types of things would be fun for the guests and themselves.

Activity 5 Worksheet #6
Cultural Objectives:
[Very satisfactory / Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory]
- Observation and comment on the Deai students’ eating habits. Activity 1
Activity 3
Worksheet #1
Worksheet #3
- Comparison of Yu’s and own eating habits. Activity 2 Worksheet #2
- Consideration of the factors that influence one’s actions. Activity 4 Worksheet #4
- Insight into your own thoughts, actions, and tastes. Activity 4 Worksheet #5
- Awareness of the multiple layers of culture and its influences Activity 4 Worksheet #4
Worksheet #5
- Ability to respond and adjust to different cultures. Activity 5 Worksheet #6
- Recognition of the changes in students’ perceptions.

Oral Language Objectives:
- To begin to be able to express properly the vocabulary and sentence patterns learned in the aforementioned Cultural Objectives.
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