An engaging online research task for students to investigate multicultural influences on contemporary Australian diets.
Students are to research the multicultural influences on contemporary Australian diets and present their findings in an informative and visually appealing way. Students have opportunities for autonomous learning throughout this task.
This research task was developed for students to investigate and present information in a creative and innovative way.
This task can be completed online and will require students to conduct their own research. Students are also given the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences with multicultural cuisine and answer a range of questions once they have completed their PowerPoint presentations.
This resource includes a 9-minute instructional video that steps the students through the successful completion of the task.
We have provided a student sample that can be used as an example of how students can present their findings. Students do not have to follow the sample format, it is only to be used as a guide for inspiration.
- 2-page student instruction sheet
- Student reflection questions
- Student self-evaluation
- Student sample PowerPoint
- 9-minute video with narrated instructions – great for online learning
Stage 5 Food Technology Years 7-10 Syllabus 2019
› collects, evaluates and applies information from a variety of sources FT5-8
› communicates ideas and information using a range of media and appropriate terminology FT5-9
› examines the relationship between food, technology and society FT5-12
· investigate multicultural influences on contemporary Australian diets, for example:
– effects of immigration on lifestyle and food habits
– types of foods and flavourings
– preparation techniques and cooking methods, e.g. steaming, stir-frying, smoking
Australian Curriculum – Design and Technologies
Year 7 and Year 8
Analyse how characteristics and properties of food determine preparation techniques and presentation when designing solutions for healthy eating (ACTDEK033)
Generate, develop, test and communicate design ideas, plans and processes for various audiences using appropriate technical terms and technologies including graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP036)
Year 9 and Year 10
Develop, modify and communicate design ideas by applying design thinking, creativity, innovation and enterprise skills of increasing sophistication (ACTDEP049)
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Jennifer Cameron (Verified user) –
New South Wales, Australia
It was a beauty – placed the cards around the classroom and did a little activity with the information which lead into an assessment task