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Milestone 1: Entry Event
Milestone 2: Research
Milestone 3: Product Testing
Milestone 4: Final Product Presentation
6 essential nutrients: water, vitamins, minerals, fats/oils, carbohydrates, protein
added sugars: sugars that have been added to a food product
budget: a written financial spending plan that has specific limits and amounts
demand: how badly people want a good or service
fiber: part of food that helps with digestion (colon health); also helps with satiety and feeling fuller for a longer period of time
food groups: categories of food that build a healthy diet: dairy, protein, vegetables, fruits, grains
protein: amino acids that help build and repair cells (help you heal, grow, and create new cells)
supply: how much of a good or service is available
time constraints: a specific amount of time in which to do something/work
unit cost: how much it will cost for an individual product (or specific unit of measurement)
whole grains: the entire seed of a grain/cereal; nothing has been removed from the seed
Enlightened Concessions is a Project-Based Learning (PBL) plan. PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.1 A quality PBL experience requires seven essential elements.
What makes a snack healthy may vary based on an individual's lifestyle and dietary needs, but general guidelines include:
For this project, students require basic competency with common cooking abbreviations, terms, equivalents, nutrition, measuring techniques, basic math, safety, and sanitation. These concepts are typically easier to understand when students can see or experience them in action. Resources to teach measuring include:
At the beginning of the project, students are introduced to key content using a compelling situation that provides context and serves as a catalyst for an authentic problem or challenge. In Project-Based Learning (PBL), this authentic problem/challenge is referred to as an "Entry Event." Students use the Entry Event to initiate inquiry by reflecting on their prior knowledge of the key content, generating questions that they need to know the answers to in order to successfully complete the project or process that will solve the problem, and identifying what their next steps might be to answer their questions. These questions are used in an ongoing way throughout the project to track learning and guide inquiry.3 While students may have several questions, one driving question needs to be agreed upon that, when answered, should address the initial solution. Refer to Milestone 1 for Entry Event procedures.
In PBL, projects are organized into milestones. Each milestone represents a significant stage of the project. Click on each milestone below to access instructional procedures.
Milestone 1: Entry Event (approximately 2 days)
Milestone 2: Research (approximately 3 days)
Milestone 3: Product Testing (approximately 3 days)
Milestone 4: Final Product Presentation (approximately 3 days)
Concept Elaboration and Evaluation:
As a final wrap-up, review and summarize the following key points:
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CCA PBL Team