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This is part of a series focusing on South India, home of India's most ancient traditions.
Kerala is a state on the southwestern tip of India that became very important in the history of the Spice Trade. This lesson looks at
INDIA! Kerala, Southern India: The History of Spices includes
Materials needed to make one craft include a sheet of white card stock, a sheet of construction paper for backing, colored pencils and/or fine tip colored markers. For the prep version (which includes Indian spices), you will need additionally 1/2 teaspoon of each of the following: cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, two types of lentils, rice, and glue. We recommend purchasing spices at your local Indian grocery store where they should be very inexpensive.
SAMPLING OF KEY WORDS IN LESSON: Kerala, Southern India, first settlers, Spice Trade, monsoon, Hippalus, Sumeria, Rome, "Garden of Spices", gold, black pepper, black gold, cumin, coriander, cilantro, mustard seed, turmeric, Ayurveda, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, inflammation, blood sugar, lentils, vegetarian, Spice Dabba.
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