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Chocolate Covered Learning

By Sonja Rogers, Susan Hall
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"How has chocolate evolved from the Mayans and Aztecs to a present day treat?"

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The History of Chocolate
Create a timeline using the Timeliner program to illustrate key historical events in the creation of chocolate by the Mayas and Aztecs along with the importation of chocolate to Europe and the role chocolate plays in our culture.
You will need:
1.History of Chocolate - Web Site
2.Directions for Timeline - Handout
3.Chocolate: A Multidisciplinary WebQuest - Web Site

Charting the growth of the Cacao plant
Create a poster using computer images to produce a Cacao plant growth illustration.
You will need:
1.Activity Directions - Handout
2.Poster Ideas - Handout
3.Poster Rubric - Handout
4.Chocolate: A Multidisciplinary WebQuest - Web Site

Creating A Chocolate Business
Work together as a team to produce a chocolate product to sell. Students will create packaging, advertisements and business plans.
You will need:
1.Candy Job Descriptions - Handout
2.Bluegill Bites sign - other
3.Candy Job Sign Up sheet - Handout
4.Food Safety as a Top Priority - other
5.Cooking Up A Chocolate Business - other

Chocolate Literature
Read literary works which revolve around the topic of chocolate. Participate in reading and writing activities as they reflect upon the chocolate literature they are reading.
You will need:
1.Milton Hershey Autobiography - Video Presentation
2.Reading and Writing Lesson plan - other
3.Reading and Writing Assessments - other