⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Sweet Taste Test: An Australian's Adventure with American Candy!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Sweet Taste Test: An Australian's Adventure with American Candy!

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Cultural Studies

Objective: Students will explore cultural differences through a taste test activity, where they will try various American candies and discuss their reactions and perceptions.

Materials Needed:
- Assorted American candies (e.g., Hershey's chocolate bars, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles, M&M's, Twizzlers, etc.)
- Small plates or bowls for candy samples
- Napkins or paper towels for cleanliness
- Optional: Video recording equipment for documentation


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Engage students in a discussion about cultural differences and how food can be a reflection of a country's culture.
- Introduce the concept of a taste test activity where they will try American candies and share their thoughts.

2. Cultural Background Research (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to research the cultural significance of American candies and their popularity in the United States.
- Encourage them to explore the history, ingredients, and marketing strategies behind each candy.

3. Taste Test Activity (30 minutes):
- Distribute small plates or bowls and napkins to each student.
- Provide a variety of American candies for them to sample.
- Instruct students to take small bites or pieces of each candy, paying attention to the taste, texture, and overall experience.
- Encourage them to note their initial reactions and thoughts.

4. Discussion and Reflection (25 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion on the students' reactions and perceptions of the American candies.
- Encourage them to share their thoughts on the flavors, sweetness levels, and any cultural associations they made.
- Compare and contrast their experiences with their expectations or preconceived notions about American candy.

5. Cross-Cultural Analysis (15 minutes):
- Guide students in analyzing the cultural differences and similarities they observed through the taste test activity.
- Discuss the role of food in cultural identity and how it can influence perceptions and stereotypes.

6. Culminating Activity (Optional):
- If video recording equipment is available, allow students to record their taste test reactions and reflections.
- Edit the videos to create a compilation showcasing the students' experiences with American candy.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-12.1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-12.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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