Food and Family: combining 20th & 21st century Jewish cooking

Students interviewed and took pictures of a relative while they prepared a favorite family recipe. The students then created a PowerPoint presentation that included their relative preparing the dish; background information about the recipe and the family member; and a recipe from Centropa that will highlight the similarities in Jewish cooking. Students’ interactions through family collaborative tasks can provide opportunities for them to acquire knowledge that may ultimately influence their personal development and growth. The importance of learning through family oriented collaborative tasks can enable students to strengthen personal and cultural ties that can facilitate a new understanding of their heritage. Students used recipes from the Centropa website.