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Assessment for Learning
Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions


Food and Nutrition, Grade 9 or 10, Open
HFN1O/HFN2O

Diversity, Interdependence, and Global Connections
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       describe the relationship among family customs, traditions, and food, using current social science research methods;
•       demonstrate an understanding of our Canadian food heritage;• identify food supply and production industries in Canada;
•       complete an investigation of current global issues related to food (e.g., food distribution, food shortages, gene manipulation), using current social science research methods.

Enduring Understanding:
Understand and apply where food comes from and the future of food production.

Essential Questions:

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Where does food come from?
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How can we make sure we have a constant supply of healthy foods?
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Can I demonstrate an awareness of a variety of foods?
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What influences what I eat?

Personal and Social Responsibilities
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       analyse the responsibilities involved in maintaining nutritional
•       identify consumer responsibility in the investigation of current
•       summarize the practical factors and demonstrate the skills involved appetizing and healthy foods for themselves and others.

Enduring Understanding:
Understand and apply acquired skills in preparing healthy, appetizing foods, safely.

Essential Questions:

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Why should I worry about what I eat?
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What is my responsibility in the production and marketing of food?
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How can I produce an edible product safely?

Self and Others
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       complete an assessment of the importance of meeting the food needs of family members;
•       identify the various reasons for the choices people make about food;
•       analyse the importance of each family member’s contribution to the selection, preparation, and serving of food;
•       demonstrate knowledge of the rules of mealtime etiquette (within the classroom environment).

Enduring Understanding:
Understanding family food needs and meeting them in a healthy, social way.

Essential Questions:

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What are the different reasons why I eat food?
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How can I use food to create a positive social experience?
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What are my family food needs?
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How can I contribute to meeting those needs?
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Why do I need manners?

Social Science Skills
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       demonstrate appropriate use of social science research methods in the investigation of food related issues;
•       effectively communicate the results of their inquiries;
•       demonstrate effective collaborative group skills.

Enduring Understanding:
To understand what information is “real”and to be respectful of others.

Essential Questions:

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How do I know it is true or just hype?
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How do I evaluate what the media is telling me?
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How do I make sure that research results are accurate and can be duplicated?
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Do I give credit to the work of others?
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How do I work with others I don’t know or don’ like?
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How can I learn to respect differences in others to work together?

Social Challenges
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
•       analyse the concept of body image and its relationship to eating disorders and body altering substance abuse;
•       demonstrate an understanding of how to make informed food decisions when dealing with stressful situations.

Enduring Understanding:
All bodies are beautiful.

Essential Questions:

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Why do I have to have a certain look?
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How do my eating habits affect the way I look?
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What stresses me and how can I deal with that in a healthy way?


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