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Starting From Story

  1. 1. Starting from story Geography and Food
  2. 2. Our Food: act local think global – KS1 <ul><li>Starting from story we will think about where our food comes. Five different picture book stories introduce the idea of food that is grown in our immediate locality, in the region around our homes and in the wider world. An important outcome for the session will be an understanding of how we can help children to understand how food connects us to people both locally and globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum links: geography, healthy eating, citizenship & PHSE </li></ul>
  3. 3. Starting from Story Pineapple, mangos, avocado, guava, banana etc. Local area, Kenya –fruits that are grown in Kenya Handa’s Surpise Pancakes, maize flour, milk, butter, spices, fish Local area in Kenya , rural, market produce helps us to understand what food local people eat Mama Panya’s Pancakes Apples, pears,plums,cherries,strawberries,pineapple, bananas,grapes Global: food from a number of different places around the world, i.e. look at what is on offer in a UK supermarket. Oliver’s Fruit Salad Milkshakes, milk, blueberries Regional: Local region: farming, farm shops – dairy Oliver’s Milkshake Carrots, potatoes, onions, cabbages, spinach. Rhubarb, beetroot, peas, Local: Very local – grandpa’s allotment garden, think about veg box schemes Oliver’s Vegetables Food Place Story
  4. 4. Geographical understanding can be developed through the use of picture books <ul><li>Geography is about Place </li></ul><ul><li>From the point of view of the character in the story can you answer the following questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I live? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it look? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I feel about it? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it changing? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I want it to change? </li></ul><ul><li>Geography is about SPACE </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a map </li></ul><ul><li>Is there enough information in the book to: </li></ul><ul><li>Map a route that a character in your story walks </li></ul><ul><li>Map the layout of the village, street etc </li></ul>
  5. 5. Geographical understanding can be developed through the use of picture books <ul><li>Geography is about the relationship between people & place </li></ul><ul><li>Answer from the point of view of the character in the story </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is my family? </li></ul><ul><li>What is my ‘story’? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the people around me? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do they come from? What is their ‘story’? </li></ul><ul><li>Geography is about `real people’ who live in `real places’ </li></ul><ul><li>Find images of people who live in a similar place to the characters in the story. </li></ul><ul><li> is a good source of quality photographs. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you match photographs of real places to an image that the artist has created for the picture book? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Geography makes Connections between people and places <ul><li>What connects you to the people in your story? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have relatives who live there? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you eat food that is grown there? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you go on holiday there? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a school link with the country? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Picture Books 978-0-340-70453-0 Hodder Vivian French Illus. Alison Bartlett Oliver goes to the supermarket with his mum where they find fruit from around the world. Oliver’s Fruit Salad 978-0-340-75454-2 Hodder Vivian French Illus. Alison Bartlett The region in which Oliver lives – he is taken out into the countryside to a farm shop by Auntie Jean Oliver’s Milkshake 978-0-340-63479-0 Hodder Vivian French Illus. Alison Bartlett The Local Area – Oliver visits his Grandpa’s allotment. Oliver’s Vegetables ISBN Author Setting Title
  8. 8. Picture Books 978-0-7445-9815-5 Walker Books Eileen Browne Explore Handa’s village with her as she looks for Mondi – her black hen. Set in Kenya. Handa’s Hen 0-7445-3634-0 Walker Books Eileen Browne Handa’s walk carrying a basket full of fruit – set in Kenya Handa’s Surprise 1-905236-63-8 Barefoot Books Mary & Rich Chamberlin IIlus. Julia Cairns How can Mama Panya cook pancakes for everyone when she barely has enough money to feed her own son? (Activity: route map; features of Place). Mama Panya’s Pancakes A village tale from Kenya
  9. 9. Picture Books 978-0-141-50129-1 Puffin / Comic Relief Lauren Child Fairtrade chocolate can make a difference. But I do know ALL about chocolate
  10. 10. Non-fiction KS1 0-7136-7290-0 A & C Black Paul McEvoy Some foods go through many changes before you buy them – processing food. Go Facts Food – From Farms to You 0-7136-7288-9 A & C Black Paul McEvoy Where food comes from. Go Facts Food - Farms 0-7496-3130-9 Franklin WATTS Wonderwise is a lovely series – look for other titles Mick Manning and Brita Granström … a book about munching, scrunching and slurping – food chain (mainly science) Yum Yum
  11. 11. Cross-curricular resources for teachers 978-1-84377-176-0 Published by the Curriculum Partnership KS1Primary Project Box Discover which countries food & vegetables come from Unit 3: Our Wider World Geography: Juicy Journeys
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>GLOBAL DIMENSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>But I do know ALL about chocolate </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>