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Preamble:

What do you feel like eating today? Mexican, Chinese, Thai,


Italian, Vietnamese or maybe Indian? The enormous variety of
foods we have available in Australia today is predominantly due
to the countrys multicultural nature and the demand for
traditional ingredients and foods from the wide variety of ethnic
groups living here. Many of the foods you consume today were
unavailable a decade ago, and the dishes we eat today, such as
pasta and rice dishes, were less common 20-30 years ago.
These products have slowly made their way into our everyday
diet and have become popular, readily available and accepted
foods. Consuming multicultural food is now part of our
Australian culture.
(Lasslett et al. 2009. Food For You)

Semester 1, 2015
DIMENSION 1:
Knowledge &
Understanding

DIMENSION 2:

Reasoning and
Communicating Process

DIMENSION 3:

TASK
You are to develop a Weebly website to document
your research into countries and cuisines from
different continents around the world. Your
website will need to provide information about
each countrys food culture and its influence on
Australian cuisine.
The information should be presented in a way that
both engages your audience and educates them.
It should include basic information about the
country and also provide a deeper understanding
of the culture and cuisine. In addition to this, a
recipe for each country is to be prepared and
photographed, with the recipes and photos to
feature on your website.
CONDITIONS

Practical Performance

Research
Assignment
Multimodal Response

HUMAN
ECOLOGY
YEAR 9
FOOD
STUDIES
UNIT: Around The
World In 40 Days

Time Allowed: 7 Weeks class and own time; there is an


expectation that a significant proportion of the task will be in
students own time.
Genre: Multimodal Response - Website
Length: 400 600 words (or equivalent)
Audience: Peers and Teacher
Resources: Library and online resources available.

STUDENT NAME:
________________________

Authenticity: Responses must be your own work and not


the reproduction of others intellectual property. Referencing
conventions must be adhered to.

TEACHER:
________________________

Teacher Assistance: Teacher assistance available. Drafts


are permitted to be submitted.

CLASS:________________
1

Due Dates For checking and monitoring purposes, work to


date must be presented at specific points during the inquiry
process. (Refer to Keeping on Track page)

DUE DATE:
________________________

What Does This Task Require


Me To Do?

You are to
conduct
research
into the
cuisine and
food cultures of countries around
the world as guided by your
teacher. The information you
discover is to then be
communicated on a website that
you will create to educate your
fellow classmates about each
country. Information presented should focus on each countrys food
culture and its influence on Australian cuisine and must be accurately
referenced. For the specific requirements of this task, you will need to
follow the checklist on the next page.

Keeping On
Track

The website should include basic


information about the country and also
provide a deeper understanding of the
culture and cuisine plus a recipe and
photograph of a food product for
each country. The information should be
presented in a way that both engages your audience and educates
them.

To ensure your website is engaging, you are


encouraged to use a variety of digital tools
to enhance your website. The additions should
communicate or clarify information and should
not be added in purely for aesthetics.
Suggested tools include image creation tools,
word cloud generators, video producing tools,
avatar creation tools, etc that can be accessed
via the internet or as an app. For more information about digital tools, a
multimodal responses PowerPoint is available on SEQTA.

TASK DESCRIPTION

DUE
DATE

SIGNATURE

STEP 1: DESIGN AND CREATE THE WEBSITE


Create an account with Weebly using your school email
address.
Select the option to add a site, then select a suitable
theme (and colour scheme if applicable).
Select the option to Use A Subdomain of Weebly.com
then use your initials plus the term food journey to help
complete the domain name. Eg If your name is Sam
Nicholas Simpson then you will need to enter
SNSfoodjourney to complete the domain name. See your
teacher if the name is unavailable or if you run into any
problems.
Add the required pages to your page plus any others that
you would like to include. You will need to create the
following pages:
Australian Food History
African
European
Asian
American
Global Food Inequities
Reference List
Edit your website to suit your personal preferences.
(This is just to get the basics of the website set up you will
be able to rename pages, format the pages and make other
changes throughout the unit as you enter information and
media)
STEP 2: AUSTRALIAN FOOD HISTORY PAGE

Use the online Australian Multicultural History timeline


plus your own research to respond to the following:

Describe the key features of indigenous cuisine


(consider typical ingredients, dishes, equipment,
preparation methods, eating customs, etc).

Outline the key factors which have contributed


towards the multicultural cuisine Australians enjoy
today.
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Make sure you are in-text referencing where appropriate!!!

STEP 3: AFRICAN / EUROPEAN / ASIAN / AMERICAN FOOD CULTURE PAGES

Select a suitable country to investigate for each


continent. Rename your website pages to reflect these
choices (eg instead of European is will say Spain)

For each country, provide the following information:

Describe the key features of the countys food


culture (consider typical ingredients, dishes /
recipes, equipment, preparation methods, eating
customs, general culture, etc).
Identify the similarities and differences in regards
to culture and cuisine between the selected
country and Australia
Reach valid conclusions about the degree of
influence of the country on Australian cuisine.
Justify your response.

Use the What Do I Need To Find Out document for guidance with
this task.
Make sure you are in-text referencing where appropriate!!!

Use a variety of digital tools in addition to text to


communicate this information clearly and in an engaging
manner.
STEP 4: RECIPE AND PHOTO FOR THE COUNTRIES SELECTED FROM STEP 3

Select a suitable food product to prepare that is typical


for each of the countries researched in Step 3.

Prepare and present your dish during the allocated


lessons.

Photograph the finished product


Include the recipe, a description and photo on each
countrys webpage.
STEP 5: GLOBAL FOOD INEQUITIES PAGE

Reflect on what you have learnt in class about global


food inequities. Write a reflection of approximately 100
words to outline what you have learnt and your opinions
about this issue.

STEP 6: REFERENCE LIST PAGE

Compile a full and detail list of all the sources you have
used in the creation of your website. Use the Harvard
Style Guide to assist you to ensure it is accurate.
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Ensure your sources are listed in alphabetical order.


STEP 7: SUBMIT YOUR WEBSITE
Edit your pages ensure they clearly communicate your
information and are engaging for a teenage audience.

Send your teacher a link to your website.

JOHN PAUL COLLEGE


HUMAN ECOLOGY Year 9
Semester 1, 2015
DIMENSION 1: Knowledge and Understanding
DIMENSION 2: Reasoning and Communicating Process
DIMENSION 3: Practical Performance

FOOD STUDIES

UNIT: Around The World in


40 Days

RESEARCH ASSESSMENT Multimodal


Response
4 weeks, in-class/own time, research, library and internet resources,
teacher assistance, 400 600 words (or equivalent)

Knowledge and understanding

Dimensi
on

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
description of
a
comprehensive
range of
significant facts
and definitions
relevant to food
and culture
thorough
explanation
and
application of
relevant food
and culture
concepts.

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
description of
a
comprehensive
range of facts
and definitions
relevant to food
and culture

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
description of
facts and
definitions that
relate to food
and culture

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
description of
simple facts and
definitions that
relate food and
culture

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
identification
of simple facts
and definitions

detailed
explanation and
application of
relevant food
and culture
concepts.

explanation
and application
of key food and
culture
concepts.

simple
explanation of
key food and
culture
concepts..

identification
of aspects of
key food and
culture
concepts.

Pra Reasoning and communicating processes

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
thorough
analysis of
significant,
relevant
information
from a variety of
sources
synthesis and
discerning and
detailed
justification of
valid and
supported
conclusions or
solutions
effective use
and sustained
control of
communication
using
appropriate
modes and
language for a
website for
adolescents.

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
detailed
analysis of
relevant
information from
a variety of
sources

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
analysis of
relevant
information
from sources

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
simple
analysis of
information from
provided
sources

The student
work has the
following
characteristics:
aspects of
information from
provided
sources

synthesis and
detailed
justification of
supported
conclusions or
solutions

synthesis and
justified
conclusions or
solutions

synthesis and
simple
conclusions or
solutions

conclusions
or solutions

effective use
and control of
communication
using
appropriate
modes and
language for a
website for
adolescents.

suitable
communication,
appropriate
modes and
language for a
website for
adolescents.

use of
communication
and modes to
present
information.

communicati
on of aspects of
information.

The student
work has the
following

The student
work has the
following

The student
work has the
following

The student
work has the
following

The student
work has the
following

Dimension 1:

Dimension 2:

Dimension 3:

COMMENT

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TEACHER SIGNATURE:_________________________
DATE:______________
Relevant Habits of Mind
7

Common Curriculum Elements

Recognising letters, words and other symbols


Finding material in an indexed collection
Interpreting the meaning of words or other symbols
Interpreting the meaning of pictures/illustrations
Interpreting the meaning of tables or diagrams or maps or
graphs
Using correct spelling, punctuation, grammar
Using vocabulary appropriate to a context
Summarising/condensing written text
Recording/noting data
Setting out/presenting/arranging/displaying
Explaining to others
Expounding a viewpoint

Empathising
Comparing, contrasting
Reaching a conclusion which is consistent with a given set of
assumptions
Generalising from information
Analysing
Synthesising
Judging/evaluating
Creating/composing/devising
Justifying
Searching and locating items/information
Manipulating / operating / using equipment

Sketching / drawing