⁣⁣Lesson Plan: How is Icelandic Fermented Shark Made? Uncovering the Traditional Process and Cultural Significance

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: How is Icelandic Fermented Shark Made? Uncovering the Traditional Process and Cultural Significance

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: World Languages/Cultural Studies

Duration: 60 minutes

Objective: Students will explore the traditional process of making Icelandic fermented shark, analyze its cultural significance, and develop cross-cultural understanding.

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.D: Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding.

- Internet access
- Research materials (books, articles, websites)
- Pen/pencil, paper


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of traditional food preservation methods and their cultural significance.
- Present the SEO title as a question: "How is Icelandic Fermented Shark Made? Uncovering the Traditional Process and Cultural Significance."
- Engage students in a brief discussion about other traditional food preservation methods used around the world.

2. Research (40 minutes):
- Provide students with access to computers or mobile devices with internet access.
- Instruct students to research and find information about the traditional process of making Icelandic fermented shark.
- Encourage students to explore the steps involved in the fermentation process, the specific type of shark used, and any cultural or historical connections.
- Remind students to take notes and cite their sources.

3. Presentation (5 minutes):
- Ask students to create a short presentation summarizing their findings about the process of making Icelandic fermented shark.
- Instruct students to include information about the preparation methods, the role of fermentation in preserving the shark, and any cultural traditions associated with its consumption.
- Encourage creativity in presentation formats such as slideshows, posters, or oral presentations.

4. Group Discussion (5 minutes):
- Divide the class into small groups and allow students to present their findings to their peers.
- Encourage students to share interesting facts, personal opinions on the shark, and any connections they made between the shark and Icelandic culture.

5. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Bring the class back together and facilitate a brief discussion on the role of traditional food preservation methods in preserving cultural heritage.
- Discuss the cultural significance of Icelandic fermented shark and its impact on the local cuisine and tourism industry.

Common Core Label Correlations:

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