Recipes Represent Heritage


As part of an oral history project, students in Amy Lustig’s fifth-grade class at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School interviewed a member of their family about a recipe that represents their family’s heritage.

After interviewing the adult, students transformed their conversation into a story and added the steps and ingredients needed for the recipe. The pages were bound together to create a cookbook and each student received a copy.

As a culmination of the project, the fifth-graders and their family members participated in a multicultural feast where students prepared the recipe to share with their classmates and invited guests.