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2021/2022, Trussville/Clay Area: World Geography Through Food (for highschoolers ages 14 and up)

Please note that this group is not sponsored by Everest Academy, and this info is fyi only.  Please use the contact info listed below for any questions.  

World Geography Through Food (for highschoolers ages 14 and up)


Description: We can learn so much about a culture through food!  Sharpen your cooking skills, enlighten your palate and join us as we take a trip around the world to learn about different cultures and food.  This is going to be so much fun!!  


I will assign a specific region each month.  Students can pick any country in that region to study for the month and learn as much as they can about that country with an emphasis on the food. You can go about this in any way that is best for your family, but there must be cooking involved.  Part of this club is to get the kids in the kitchen cooking.  They need to be cooking food from the country they are studying. 


We will meet once a month where each student will be responsible for a visual and verbal presentation on the country they chose to study.  This can be anything from a written report, a tri-fold display, a slide show, a painting, a clay piece, a collage, a comic book layout, a skit, to a short film. It can be anything they are comfortable with that will relay to the class what they learned about the country studied.  Let the students' creativity just go with it!  Everyone has to participate in the presentation, both visual and verbal. 


"Eat Your Way Around the World" is a great book you can use as a guide if you are not sure how to start.  It has recipes and short descriptions of each country, little tidbits of information on the food used and some ideas for extra activities to explore further. I will bring this book to the first meet up.  


My son and I will be keeping a food journal/recipe notebook with photos of our meals and a map for each of the recipes we try.  I will bring our notebooks as well, so you can get an idea of what we will be doing for the class.  


If we have time we may watch a short food film and I will try to have sealed snacks and/or drinks from the region when I can. 


When:  Friday, September 3rd, 2021 @ 1:00.  We plan to meet on the first Friday each month from September to May.  


Location: The Star Institute, 5290 Old Springville Road, 35126 .  Star is located in the Trussville/ Clay Area. 


Fee: $5 donation per family for each class to go to Star for allowing us to use their space. 

You can either bring cash on the day of each class and drop it in their donation box or paypal me at jenbohan77@gmail.com  Please be sure to select sending to friend or family so that I will not be charged a fee.


Please note that this is for High School Teens Only (14 and up). There is a real need for teens to have their own space and we want to respect that, so please do not bring younger siblings.


Please bring a mask and be prepared to social distance.


If you are interested please email Jen Bohan at jenbohan77@gmail.com with your student's name, age, grade and if you are paying cash or paypal.   If you have any questions feel free to email me. 

Space is limited, so let me know as soon as you can if you would like to attend.  If you do not RSVP we can't guarantee your spot.