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Cindy K
07-11-2012, 03:24 PM
I am considering putting together a Cooking Unit for dd (9th). I loved Steve's ideas from another post (rowing with older dc). I would use some of his suggestions, but does anyone have any suggestions for resources? I want to tie in history/geography, etc. Thank you.

07-11-2012, 03:38 PM
I made this (http://www.homeschoolshare.com/cooking.php) cooking unit and lapbook a couple of years ago geared for 6th-8th grades. Maybe it will give you some ideas.

ETA: after taking a look at the unit, I realized it was more like 4 years ago, and for 8-12 year old group. How time flies! Anyhoo, maybe you'll still find ideas to use but the booklists probably won't be much help with a 9th grader.

07-12-2012, 04:58 PM
I put together this semester unit for my high school junior - she requested it for this fall and we're looking forward to enjoying the results of her efforts. It's more schoolish, but this is what she wanted to use.


Culinary Essentials by Johnson & Wales
Culinary Essentials, Lab Manual by Johnson & Wales
(purchased used thru Amazon)


1. Read Chapter 1, Complete “Check Your Knowledge” p.36, Read Chapter 2, “CYK” p. 64, Lab on p.21 & p.23

2. Read Chapter 3, “CYK” p.88, Lab on p. 25, Read Chapter 4, “CYK” p.108, Lab p. 109

3. Read Chapter 5, “CYK” p.138, Read Chapter 6, “CYK” p.152

4. Read Chapter 7, “CYK” p.174, Read Chapter 8, “CYK” p.196

5. Read Chapter 9, “CYK” p.228, Read Chapter 10, “CYK” p.252 , Lab p.58

6. Read Chapter 11, “CYK” p.276, Read Chapter 12, “CYK” p.296, Lab p.75, 77

7. Read Chapter 13, “CYK” p.312, Lab p.82, Read Chapter 14, “CYK” p.332, Lab p.89

8. Read Chapter 15, “CYK” p.356, Read Chapter 16, “CYK” p.384 , Lab p.97, 101

9. Read Chapter 17, “CYK” p.406, Lab p.107, Read Chapter 18, “CYK” p.432, Lab p.115,117,119

10. Read Chapter 19, “CYK” p.448, Lab 129, Read Chapter 20, “CYK” p.466

11.Read Chapter 21, “CYK” p.482, Lab p.147, Read Chapter 22, “CYK” p.506, Lab p.149

12. Read Chapter 23, “CYK” p.524, Read Chapter 24, “CYK” p.548

13. Read Chapter 25, “CYK” p.568, Lab p.169, 171, Read Chapter 26, “CYK” p.598, Lab p.177, 181

14. Read Chapter 27, “CYK” p.628, Lab p. 189, Read Chapter 28, “CYK” p.650, Lab p.195

15. Read Chapter 29, “CYK” p.666, Read Chapter 30, “CYK” p.694, Lab p.215, 223

Cindy K
07-13-2012, 09:26 AM
Thank you, ladies. I will check these out! :)

Leslie Nelsen
08-06-2012, 02:33 AM
:hi: Not sure if you are still looking for books, but thought I would toss a few out there for you to consider. I have not done a cooking class, but these are books that we bought for my oldest who loves food and is a great cook. :)

Cookwise (http://www.amazon.com/CookWise-Successful-Cooking-Secrets-Revealed/dp/0688102298/ref=la_B000AP80X4_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344234673&sr=1-1)

The Good Eats books by Alton Brown. I see that there are 3 of them now and we have just the first two.

Let us hear more about your course and what you are doing with it. Sounds like a great idea! :thumb:

Christi in OH
08-07-2012, 04:11 PM
This is a book that I am really enjoying. I never took home ec or had a mom who taught me anything. It is mostly whole foods and just classic cooking lessons.

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters