Originally Posted by VickiQ
WOW!!! This was a great lesson!!!!If my teachers in school would have taught history like this maybe I would have paid attention.Adding a recipe or two wouldn't have hurt either!!!!;) Love and energy,Vicki
I teach 4th grade, and I actually based a Social Studies project this year on the foods and recipes brought over by slaves (we were studying the Middle Passage slave trade). The kids made cook books using modern recipes that used the foods brought over by the slaves (they have already been mentioned here, but some were black eyed peas, greens, and sweet potatoes).
P.S. You should have seen them when I taught them about the Middle Passage. I had them lie down in the hall, right next to each other, with their feet up against the wall. They had to keep their hands at their sides, and I placed a bean on each child's forehead. This kept them still, which simulated chains holding them down. I read the entire lesson while they were lying on the floor. The next day they wrote a paper about what they thought it would have been like to travel to America that way. This was the first time I have ever done this, and it worked out great. They had a little better idea of what it felt like than if I had just read the lesson while they sat at their desks.