This term one of the projects for Spanish IV was to create awareness for the need to have a healthy diet and learn the appropriate vocabulary to prepare a recipe. This included knowledge of the ingredients, the preparation and the presentation of a recipe. Later, students had to select a typical dish, research its history of origin and learn how it became part of the culture of each country making global connections. Then students were encouraged to polish their speaking skills and produce an original cooking show. Here students narrated the origin of the dish, explained the process of making the dish, and shared its presentation. This project allowed students to share what they learned about the culture of the language they are studying in class through the use of multisensory environments.
Research has found that multisensory environments not only cater to each individual student, but it is also known to improve the development of thought, intelligence, and social skills. It gives students more than one way to make connections, learn concepts and address the different ways students have on learning (E.g. Multiple Intelligences). This project will also allow them to remember the concepts learned for a longer time span.
Furthermore, this project created an opportunity for students to learn important life skills such as choosing to have at healthy diet, select and purchase fresh produce at the local market, how to prepare the ingredients to be used in a recipe and learn to cook a simple dish which is a life skill that is necessary for any independent global citizen.
I hope you enjoy the creativity and skills showcased in the video.by Wook JIn Kim
Ms. Iveth Morillo