⁣Lesson Plan: Cultural Clash: US vs UK Food Wars Season 1 Marathon

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⁣Lesson Plan: Cultural Clash: US vs UK Food Wars Season 1 Marathon

Grade Level: 7-9

Subject: Cultural Studies, Media Literacy

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Objectives:

- Explore the cultural differences and similarities between the US and the UK through their food preferences and traditions
- Analyze the portrayal of food culture in media and its impact on cultural perceptions
- Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate and compare different food traditions and their significance in society
- Enhance media literacy skills by analyzing and discussing a TV show episode

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.7: Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media

- Episodes from the TV show "US vs UK Food Wars" Season 1 (accessible in advance)
- TV or projector to screen the episodes
- Paper and writing utensils
- Discussion prompts (provided in the procedure)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Explain to students that they will be watching a marathon of episodes from the TV show "US vs UK Food Wars" Season 1.
- Engage students in a class discussion about the importance of food in culture and how it reflects the unique traditions and preferences of a country.

2. Episode Screening (60 minutes):
- Screen selected episodes from the TV show "US vs UK Food Wars" Season 1, ensuring a mix of US and UK food battles.
- Encourage students to take notes on the different food preferences, traditions, and arguments presented in each episode.

3. Discussion and Analysis (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups and provide them with discussion prompts:
- What are some notable differences in food preferences and traditions between the US and the UK?
- How do cultural aspects, such as history, geography, and immigration, influence food choices in both countries?
- How does the media portray food culture in the show? Is it an accurate representation?
- How do these food battles reflect cultural pride and identity?
- Can you identify any similarities between US and UK food preferences and traditions?
- Allow time for group discussions and then facilitate a whole-class discussion, encouraging students to share their findings and perspectives.

4. Reflection (5 minutes):
- Ask students to individually reflect on what they have learned about the cultural differences and similarities between the US and the UK through their food preferences and traditions.
- Encourage them to consider the significance of food culture in shaping national identity.

5. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the key points discussed throughout the lesson.
- Encourage students to continue exploring and appreciating different food cultures in their own lives.

- Active participation in group and whole-class discussions
- Completion of a written reflection on the cultural differences and similarities between the US and the UK food preferences and traditions showcased in the TV show

We compared all the items from the same fast food chain in the US and UK to find out the big differences. As a bonus, Joe Avella and Harry Kersh recount some behind the scenes hiccups and favorite moments.00:00:00 Intro00:00:20 McDonald’s00:11:39 KFC00:21:26 Domino’s00:32:40 Subway00:44:48 Burger King00:57:00 Starbucks01:10:53 Papa John’s01:22:03 Taco Bell01:37:11 Five Guys01:52:06 Chipotle2:07:45 Pizza Hut2:24:13 Shake Shack02:38:39 Dunkin’02:59:02 Krispy Kreme03:13:16 Wingstop MORE FOOD WARS VIDEOS:US vs UK Wingstop | Food Warshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16mWs3gNcwcUS vs UK Krispy Kreme | Food Warshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUe-wfIO_T0US vs UK Dunkin’ | Food Warshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?....v=9CI6PSiHR1I------- is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: https://www.insider.comFood Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodinsider/Food Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisisinsiderfood/Food Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/InsiderFoodInsider on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/disco....ver/Insider/40209345 on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/v/thisisinsiderInsider on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@insiderFood Insider on Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/foodinsiderUS vs UK Food Wars Season 1 | Food Wars | Food Insider

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