Third Grade Visits The Museum of Food and Drink

The third grade has been studying Chinese culture in Social Studies.  Currently, we have been focusing on Chinese cuisine.  We took a trip to The Museum of Food and Drink to learn about how Chinese culture has infused its way into American food.  On this trip we explored exhibits about Chinese food.  We looked at some traditional Chinese foods and explored American menus to see what dishes from China have actually made it into American culture.  We learned about Chinese cooking by taking turns holding a wok and handling some traditional Chinese ingredients.  We learned how a fortune cookie machine works and folded origami fortune cookies.  Lastly, we learned the process of a traditional Chinese meal.  We sat in a circle and learned the order in which people at the table eat, some traditions at mealtimes, and practiced using bowls and chopsticks.  We really immersed ourselves in Chinese culture and Chinese American food on this trip!