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Foods and Languages of the World 

Created by: Andrew Ziobro, Jennifer Thomas, Kara Donova
Type of Lesson: Diversity Lesson
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 or more students

  1. Objective

    Given detailed descriptions of different types of bread students will be able to identify different types of bread.

    Given a demonstration of different ways to say "Good Morning" students will be able to say good morning in a different language.

  2. Pennsylvania Department of Education Indicators

    NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards:

    • 2.63 Children are provided varied learning opportunities that foster positive identity and an emerging sense of self and others.

      2.75 Children are provided varied opportunities and materials to build their understanding of diversity in culture, family structure, ability, language, age, and gender in non-stereotypical ways.

      2.90 Children are provided opportunities and materials to help them learn about nutrition, including sources of food and recognizing, preparing, eating, and valuing healthy foods.

    PA Early Learning Standards:

    • AL 4.2 Demonstrate willingness to choose a variety of familiar and new experiences.

      RL 1.5 Understand the communication occurs in different ways including various languages, devices, and gestures.

      LM 5.1 Contribute data for simple graphs

  3. Materials

    • Book - Rothman, C. (1994). Bread Around The World. New York: Newbridge Communications.

      World Map. (Large wall style map.)

      • Pictures of People from each country list in . To be placed on map.

      • "Good Morning" written in each language. To be place on the map.

      Master Recording Sheet and student worksheets for the Bread Tasting Activity.

      • Pictures of each bread with its name.

      • Descriptive stickers.

        • Soft, Hard, sour, sweet, salty, spongy, spicy, crispy, mushy, twisted, knotted.

      • Crayons, markers

      Bread loafs and samples. Samples cut into sample pieces and placed into Dixie cups.

      • Bagel USA

      • Croissant France.

      • Whole grain/ wheat loaf White Bread - USA

      • Nan - India

      • Soda Bread - Ireland

      • Tortilla - Mexico

      • Pretzel - Germany. Southeastern Europe

      • Alternate Breads.

        • Pita

        • Baguette

        • Pumpernickel

        • Semolina

        • Fry bread


      Self-adhesive name tags for each student.

  4. Adaptations and Accommodations

    Students with vision problems will be able to sit near the front of the classroom near the board and teachers. If a child does not like the taste of a bread sample they can put it back in their cup. Students should not share cups. If a student does not want to taste the bread, tell them to use their fingers, sense of smell, eyes and ears to try to describe it or to work with a friend.

  5. Procedure


    1. The Children will sit down in a semi circle in the front of the classroom on the carpet. The world map should be posted on wall.

    2. One teacher will place name tags on all children and teachers.

    3. One teacher will review class rules.


    1. One teacher will introduce the objectives.

      1. Today we are going to learn about food and languages from all around the world.

      2. We will learn to say good morning in different languages, then we will be food critics and taste different types of bread.

    2. One teacher will ask the children if they know any different languages or someone that speaks a different language.


    1. Today we are going to learn to say "Good Morning" in 6 different languages.

      1. As we say Good morning in each language we can all repeat it back together so that we can all learn to so good morning to our friends from other countries.

      2. Teacher will say good morning in each language and the students will repeat it. The teacher will then post the words on the map and explain what language is spoken in that country.

    Table 1 Languages

    Table of Country Where language is spoken

    Country Where language is spoken

    "Good Morning"



    Good Morning






    Buenos dias



    Guten Morgen








    1. Transition. We have now learned to say "Good Morning" to our friends in other countries. Now we are going to learn about the food from these countries, specifically bread.

    2. Begin discussion on bread.

      1. Have each child state their name, and what their favorite bread is. Each teacher should model a correct answer for the students. i.e. "My name is Mr. Drew and I like bagels."

    3. Read the book "Bread around the world."

      1. Introduce Food Critic Section. Today we are going to be very important food critics and our job is to taste different breads and describe the taste.

      2. Talk about washing hands.

      3. Ask children to move to their table one group at a time.

      4. Each child should wash hands with hand sanitizer.

    4. Describe how we are doing the taste test.

      1. Everyone gets a worksheet.

      2. Crayons, Stickers, Markers, etc.

      3. 6 Numbered cups will be given to each child.

    5. One teacher directs the children to sample each of the breads and to use the supplies to describe each sample in the numbered box.

    6. Additional student teachers will be assigned to each of the children. To assist in the data recording.

      1. Students will be given 15 Minutes to taste the breads and discuss with their friends.

      2. If a child does not like the taste of a bread sample they can put it back in their cup. Students should not share cups. If a student does not want to taste the bread, tell them to use their fingers, sense of smell, eyes and ears to try to describe it or to work with a friend.

    7. After students complete the sheet, one teacher will guide students in filling out the master record sheet.

    8. For each of the breads, the teacher will poll several students about how they described the bread.

    9. After all breads are described the students will then be asked to place their name tag on the large worksheet next to their favorite bread to make a bar chart.

    10. The teacher will then tell the students what each type of bread was and what country it comes from. The teacher will give each student stickers for the type of bread, its name, and the country it comes from.


    Students will be informally assessed by the teacher during the lesson and at the end of the lesson to see if they can say Good Morning in a different language.

    Students will be assessed based on each of their individual worksheets to make sure that they were able to identify each type of bread.


    1. Teacher will summarize what the chart shows and guide some discussion on what the children learned. (Today we learned what different breads taste like and how to say good morning in several different languages.)

      1. Was anyone surprised what country their favorite bread came from.

      2. Were any of the breads new to you? Did you like it?


    1. Tonight each of you should share your favorite bread learning with a family member.


    The teachers will reflect on their lesson upon completion of the lesson with all the students from class.


    Rothman, C. (1994). Bread Around The World. New York: Newbridge Communications.