Age 7-9: Food, Geography & Belief Systems

Unit 4: Dairy, Sweets & Spices

Feta CheeseDairy: Cheese and yogurt has been made in the Islamic world for hundreds of years. It is made from goats milk, camels milk, sheeps milk, and cows milk.



BaclavaSweets: Muslims introduced sugar to Europeans. Many Islamic countries create their own candies and deserts, like baklava, which is made of pastry, honey and walnuts.



Activity: Spice chart
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Spice chart

Many spices originated in Islamic countries. Use the chart as a way of recording what you find out about the following spices.
SpiceCountry of originAvailable in Canada?Uses
saffron   
cinnamon    
pepper   
salt    
nutmeg   
cardamom    
cumin   
tumeric   
mint    
cloves   
mustard   


Activity: Spices
Answer questions about spices
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Spices

What spices do you use the most?





What do you use the spices for?





What would the food be like without the spices?
SaffronSpices: Many spices originated in Islamic countries. One example is saffron, the most expensive spice in the world.




Final Activity: Food Groups
Label the correct food groups in the collage.
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Food Groups

Locate and colour the different food groups in this collage.

Meat: red
Spices and nuts: purple
Fruit: light green
Dairy, grains and breads: brown
Vegetables: dark green
Sweets: blue


Food Groups Collage