Strand 7 Standard 1
Strand 7 Standard 4
4 class periods of 45 minutes each
Dinner is the main meal of the day. It is appropriate that correct table setting and etiquette be used at the dinner table.
Cut outs of table-setting pieces; pictures of food, copies of the pretest, and picture cards; supplies for labs; videos also work well
Dinner is the largest meal in American culture. A complete dinner has 3 parts. 1/2 of the plate is vegetables, 1/4 of the plate is protein, and 1/4 of the plate is a grain. These can be separate or combined in one dish.
Beverages include water, milk, lemonade, sodas, etc. Desserts are optional and often served after dinner. They may be fruit based (fruit salad)), milk based (ice cream, pudding), or grain based (cakes and cookies).
Etiquette is the rules for correct behavior in certain situations such as a date, or dinner party with friends. The purpose is to get to know each other, while enjoying the meal without any distractions. Etiquette for the dinner table includes table setting and proper table manners. A table set correctly will have the dinner plate in the middle. Starting on the left of the plate going left to right, there is the dinner fork, salad fork, and napkin. On the right of the plate going left to right, there is the knife (sharp blade towards the plate) and spoon. Above the knife is the glass. Above the dinner fork is the roll plate.
Proper table manners include watching and following the host. Place the napkin in your lap. Don't eat until the host starts. Use silverware from the outside in. Cut and eat meat one piece at a time. Pull off, butter, and eat one piece of roll at a time. It's okay to use fingers with finger foods. Cross the knife and fork if you are leaving your place and are coming back to finish. When finished, place the fork and knife on the plate parallel to the table edge. Place the napkin neatly to the left of the plate.
Students will create a complete dinner menu that is nutritious and appetizing. Students will create and serve a meal using proper etiquette.
Check student's dinner combinations to see that they are complete. Check off tables set correcty. Observe and comment on good etiquette while students are eating.