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For Teachers

Welcome to learning fun with Onions Have Layers. This series of cross-curricular lesson plans were developed and reviewed by teachers. Each lesson plan on food and nutrition includes correlating materials like PowerPoint presentations, student activities, and worksheets.

All lessons align with national core standards in Science, Math, Reading, and Writing for grades 4-6, yet are easy to adapt for upper grades and consumer outreach.

The National Onion Association is excited to provide a resource for your classroom with layers of information and fun hands-on activities to engage your students and enhance their education along with the help of the humble onion.

We took great care writing each lesson plan on food and nutrition and we hope you will find the information fun and factual and the lessons easy to implement in the classroom. We welcome you to contact us with your comments and feedback.





Lesson One - Onions from the Ground Up

The first lesson plan on food and nutrition pertaining to onions introduces students to how much there is to know about the ubiquitous onion.


Lesson Two - Layers of Health Benefits

The second lesson plan on food and nutrition pertaining to onions provides an introduction to both the history and health benefits of onions.


Lesson Three - Layers of Nutrition and Recipe Conversion

The third lesson plan on food and nutrition pertaining to onions introduces students to the basics of food preparation and measurement.


Lesson Four - Cooking Lab

The fourth lesson plan on food and nutrition pertaining to onions gives students the hands-on opportunity to discover the value and nuance of the onion in an actual meal.


Lesson Five - Do You Know About Onions?

The fifth lesson plan on food and nutrition pertaining to onions introduces students to the basics of onion agriculture in America.


Lesson Six - Onions, Ogres and Marketing

The sixth lesson plan on food and nutrition pertaining to onions uses the onion to teach students how to navigate the consumer side of marketing.


Lesson Seven - The People vs. Onion

The seventh lesson plan on food and nutrition pertaining to onions teaches students about the American justice system and reinforces all that they've learned about the health effects of onions.


PowerPoint Presentations


Keynote Presentations

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