Pizza Pizza
A WebQuest for Grade 4, WebQuest Agricultural Series by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University

 



INTRODUCTION
A favorite American food that originated in Italy is called PIZZA!  Italian immigrants in New York and Chicago in the 1900's began small cafes that offered the Italian favorite, a flat type bread with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, olive oil and basil. Originally it is thought that the three food colors - red, white and green - represented the flag of Italy. Over the years, some areas of the United States have developed their own favorite style of pizza.  However it began, pizza has become one of America's favorite foods today. Pizza provides a tasty and less expensive, nutritious food for kids of all ages.

As you learn about pizza, you will discover that the ingredients for every style and flavor of pizza are grown by farmers in the United States and around the world.  These different styles and flavors of pizza are made from food products and sold in stores everywhere.


TASK
Your task is to learn all about pizza. You will learn, not only what the ingredients are, but also how some of the ingredients are made.  You will become a real pizza expert!


PROCESS
Step 1: Click here for a graphing activity work sheet.  Learn which pizza is your classmates' favorite kind.  Explain your conclusions from this survey in a paragraph. Tell why you think students preferred that kind of pizza.

Step 2: Read about three of your favorite pizza ingredients. Click here to find the instructions for this activity.

Step 3: Pizza Delivery Math - click to go to this page for instructions and a work sheet.


CONCLUSION 
You have completed your assigned tasks.  Congratulations, you are a pizza expert!


EVALUATION

Projects Rubric

Competency 
10 pts.
8 pts.
 6 pts.
0 pts.

Essay

Completion of all project requirements Progressing  towards project requirements Some attempt at project requirements No attempt.

Pizza Delivery Math

Completion of all project requirements (4) Progressing towards project requirements (3) Some attempt at project requirements (2) No attempt.(1-0)

Bar Graph

Completion of all project requirements (5) Progressing towards project requirements (4) Some attempt at project requirements (3-2) No attempt. (1-0)
 

PIZZA PIZZA TEACHER'S PAGE 

CREDITS
This WebQuest was created as a part of Missouri's Agriculture in the Classroom program at Missouri State University through a USDA grant. The template on this site was adapted from a template from The WebQuest Page and the original was designed by Dr. Lyndon Irwin. Assistance for this project was provided by Mrs. Barbara Irwin, M.S. and Mrs. Diane Olson, M.S. 

Teachers are encouraged to adapt this lesson for classroom use only. No part of this publication may be transmitted, stored, recorded or published in any form without written permission from Missouri Farm Bureau.

This page was developed by the late Barbara and Lyndon Irwin and is maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau. Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.