When we evaluate the history of foods and how they became established in the Americas, we discover the connections and conflicts that brought different cultures together. We see the causes and effects of those connections. It is something that affects each of us every day. Whenever you reach for the sugar or milk to pour into your coffee or enjoy ketchup on French fries, you are enjoying history’s most powerful connections.
In this unit, the students will be learning about the history of foods like potatoes, coffee, sugar, chocolate, cheese, African foods, and more. The videos are from a PBS video series called What We Eat with Burt Wolf. After filling in notes on each video, the student will do sensory writing activities as well as fill in timelines and cause and effect charts.
Perfect for 6th to 12th grade and aligned with common core and state standards! Included in this unit are nine lessons, templates of Venn diagrams, timelines, and Cause/Effect charts.