⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Dalgona: A Beloved South Korean Candy

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⁣Lesson Plan: Exploring Dalgona: A Beloved South Korean Candy

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Social Studies, Cultural Studies

Duration: 60 minutes

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the cultural significance of Dalgona as a beloved South Korean candy
- Explore the history and traditional preparation of Dalgona
- Analyze the ingredients and process involved in making Dalgona
- Develop an appreciation for cultural diversity and traditional foods

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7: Integrate visual information with other information in print and digital texts
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions

Materials:
- Images or videos showcasing Dalgona candy and its traditional preparation (accessible online or prepared in advance)
- Ingredients for making Dalgona candy (sugar, baking soda, water, optional flavorings)
- Cooking utensils and stovetop or microwave for cooking demonstration
- Paper and writing utensils
- Optional: Dalgona candy samples for tasting (if available)

Procedure:

1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Engage students by asking if they have heard of or tried Dalgona candy before.
- Show images or videos of Dalgona candy and its traditional street preparation, highlighting its popularity in South Korea.

2. Cultural Significance of Dalgona (10 minutes):
- Discuss the cultural significance of Dalgona as a beloved candy in South Korea.
- Explore its historical roots and its connection to South Korean traditions and celebrations.

3. Traditional Preparation of Dalgona (15 minutes):
- Explain the traditional process of making Dalgona candy, which involves heating and cooking sugar with baking soda and water.
- Demonstrate the steps involved in making Dalgona candy, either on a stovetop or in a microwave.

4. Ingredients and Recipe Analysis (10 minutes):
- Analyze the ingredients used in making Dalgona candy and discuss their purpose and role.
- Encourage students to think critically about the science behind the candy-making process.

5. Writing Activity: Dalgona Candy Recipe (15 minutes):
- Ask students to write a step-by-step recipe for making Dalgona candy, incorporating the ingredients and cooking process discussed.
- Prompt them to include details about measurements, cooking times, and any optional flavorings.

6. Group Discussion and Tasting (10 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups to share and discuss their written Dalgona candy recipes.
- If available, provide Dalgona candy samples for tasting and encourage students to compare their homemade recipes with the sampled candies.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the key points discussed throughout the lesson.
- Emphasize the importance of cultural diversity and the appreciation of traditional foods from different countries.

Assessment:
- Quality of participation in group discussions and activities
- Clarity and accuracy of the written Dalgona candy recipe

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