Age 7-9: Food, Geography & Belief Systems

Unit 3:Grains

Activity: Flour & Bread
Make your own flour, make your own bread
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Flour & Bread

Try this: Make your own flour

With a mortar and pestle, crush the grains of wheat in the mortar until flour like. Sift the flour to get rid of all the bits. The flour can then be used.

Try this: Make your own pita bread
2 cups
¼ teaspoons
½ teaspoon
1 ¼ cups
1-1 ½ cup
quick-rising yeast
hot water (but not boiling)
  1. Mix the first four ingredients together.
  2. Add the rest of the flour until the dough is soft and sticky.
  3. Knead on a floured board for 5 minutes.
  4. Divide into 8 balls.
  5. Roll out each one to about 1/4 inch thick and 6 inches in diameter.
  6. Place each round on very lightly greased cookie Cover with a tea towel. Let rise in warm place for 25-35 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  7. Bake at 450 for 4 min, and then turn over for 4 more minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Wrap immediately in a dishtowel for 3 or 4 minutes.

Activity: Pita Bread
Put the pictures in order
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Pita Bread

Instructions: Put these pictures in the correct order showing how to make pita bread.

Why do you think pita bread is popular in the Middle East as well as in other parts of the world?
There are many types of bread in Muslim culture; pita bread, naan bread, chapattis and roti for example. All the bread is cooked in an oven or over a a grill on a fire.

Rice is also popular in Muslim countries. Basmati rice is known as the best rice in the world, and it grows in Muslim countries like Bangladesh where the climate and soil are suitable.

Activity: Find the differences

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Find the differences

Can you find 10 differences in the two pictures?

CouscousCouscous is eaten in many African countries. It is a wheat pasta that looks like rice.