Do You Know Your Moo? - Breakout Box Curriculum
- Great introduction to any beef unit.
- Presentation on both grain- and grass-finished cattle.
- Create your own beef recipe with constraints (cheapest, healthiest, least amount of ingredients, etc.)
Raw Truth About Beef
The Texas Beef Council’s Raw Truth About Beef interactive learning platform allows high school students to get a behind-the-scenes look at the beef industry and explore the beef production process from pasture to plate. Using engaging videos, the program follows an executive chef and registered dietitian nutritionist on a hands-on tours through the beef life cycle. To learn how cattle are raised, they visit a purebred ranch, a cow/calf ranch, and tour a feedyard. Stops at a processing facility, a distributor, a retail store, and a restaurant explore how beef becomes a safe, nutrient-dense protein source.
Teachers can walk through the curriculum and gain continuing education hours approved by the American Culinary Federation by clicking HERE.
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Connect: beef production & family and consumer sciences
Lesson Plan – This 2-3 day curriculum is a great intro to beef cooking labs! Students will learn about beef nutrition and beef’s role in a sustainable and healthy diet, and they will connect virtually with farmers and ranchers across the U.S. to learn how beef gets from pasture to plate. Many cross-curricular connections can be made using this curriculum and teachers are encouraged to adapt this activity to meet their lesson’s objectives and learning outcomes.
True Beef: Pasture to Plate
Lesson Plan - This guide contains 8 lessons for the High School Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Sciences program. However, STEM connections have been included for all lessons making it easy for teachers to make connections across the curriculum.&
Documentary - An innovative educational documentary that follows agricultural science and culinary arts students as they learn about the entire process of beef production. The documentary is designed to teach culinary arts students where their food comes from while learning the importance of farming and ranching from agricultural students.