Alice Waters, with her “delicious revolution” and now-famous Chez Panisse restaurant, has been a major force behind how Americans think about food, launching the explosion of local farmer’s markets and redesigned supermarket produce departments. She is an activist in both the environment and in nutrition, putting her ideals into action by planting organic gardens at an inner-city middle school, a state prison, and even the Clinton White House. After viewing the AMERICAN MASTERS episode titled ALICE WATERS AND HER DELICIOUS REVOLUTION, students will examine their own eating habits and determine how they can eat food that is both healthier and tastier. Through Guided Reading strategies, students will use their findings to develop a proposal to the principal about improving the quality of food in the school.
Grades 4 to 6
Nutrition, English, Public Speaking
Students will be able to:
MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 2 and 3, Standard 5
Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
MCREL HEALTH, Level 2 and 3, Standard 6
Understands essential concepts about nutrition and diet
MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 2 and 3, Standard 8
Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 2 and 3, Standard 2
Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs.
MCREL WORKING WITH OTHERS, Level 2 and 3, Standard 1
Contributes to the overall effort of a group