Bonus Lesson – Many People, Many Plates

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This bonus lesson can be used as a final performance of understanding for the Gathering, Gardening, and Agriculture curriculum or as a separate lesson. Students explore the origins of plant foods and the mechanisms by which they came to be common ingredients in the foods we eat today. By mapping their food, students learn about geography, trade, and history, and see the immediate effects of colonization and cross-cultural interactions, as related to plant use.

 

The educator and student materials from the Gathering, Gardening, and Agriculture curriculum are included here to help make teaching easier. The activity sheets can be easily downloaded and photocopied. The PowerPoint includes all of the materials that may need to be projected while teaching this lesson. To request a copy of the curriculum, contact Nancy Smith at nms011@uark.edu or (479) 575-3556.

 

Educator Materials

World Maps

Old and New World Plants Table

School Lunch Menu

Old and New World Plants – Cards

The Brief History of Plants Table

Lesson Six – PowerPoint

 

Student Materials

World Map

The Columbian Exchange

Origins of Plants

Hoppin John Recipe

 

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