Download This Lesson: Buckwheat
Brief Description: Students will be able to explain the history of buckwheat and locate where it is grown on a Maine map. They will be able to identify what part of the plant buckwheat is from and its nutritional benefits. Students will also participate in cooking and composting activities involving buckwheat.
- Increase their familiarity with buckwheat and ployes.
- Eat buckwheat when it is offered to them.
- Increase their awareness of the environmental benefits of composting.
- Increase their understanding of nutrition.
Students will be able to…
- Explain what part of a plant buckwheat comes from
- Explain the origin of buckwheat and find it on a world map
- Explain the climate requirements for growing buckwheat
- Locate where buckwheat is grown in Maine
- Create meal plans for one day that include a variety of protein
- Write a paragraph with appropriate punctuation and capitalization
- Participate in composting activities
- Review points about safety, sanitation, and cooperation
- Introduce buckwheat
- Background information on buckwheat
- Lessons from the Farm
- Cook buckwheat ployes (Form groups of 4 to 6 students)
- Do compost activity while food is cooking (See compost lesson for mini-lessons)
- Distribute copies of recipe and challenge sheets to students
Other Buckwheat Activities
Nutrition science lesson: How your body uses protein, Global and regional mapping, Buckwheat Fact Sheet, Writing ideas, Buckwheat Student Activity Sheet
Cooking Maine Foods from the Ground Up
(Provided by Maine Nutrition Network)