Healthy food choices, and healthy eating are key components of our cross-curricular Earth to Table project. As an international school, we think it’s important to introduce students to healthy foods from other cultures and also to learn from the past.
As part of the fourth-year history curriculum, students learn about the dawn of civilization and spend a good deal of time exploring some of the day-to-day activities of the Sumerians, Hittites, Phoneticians and most recently, the Egyptians.
After learning about how their society was structured and how the conditions were perfect for the development of a civilization along the river Nile, the children embarked upon an inquiry into how Egyptians farmed, what foods they grew, what they ate and what recipies they followed.
This culminated in a practical lesson where, following an ancient Egyptian recipe, the students made flatbread and hummus, the the most traditional way possible.