Field Museum: All About Chocolate - Just for Kids

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Resource:Field Museum: All About Chocolate - Just for Kids
Provider:Field Museum
Summary:Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2 and up approximately; children with parental supervision). Today is Valentine's Day - and that means chocolate! At this archived website you can take an animated tour to virtually pick cacao pods and process cocoa beans into chocolate!
Description:When you get to the site, click on the words, "Begin the chocolate-making process," to start the interactive tour. When the tour is over, explore the rest of this site that provides the history of chocolate.

Don't miss the "Educators' Resources" where you will find "Cocoa Connections: From Beans to Bars" that is a free, downloadable series of 12 lessons about chocolate. Students will:
  • Discover the botanical source of chocolate, Theobroma Cacao, a small tree of the tropical rainforest interior.

  • Explore the ecological connections between people, plants, insects, and other animals within the tree's habitat.

  • Investigate cultural interactions and conservation concerns resulting from the cultivation, processing, exchange, and consumption of cacao.

  • Recognize the changing economic and cultural roles of cacao and chocolate in local and global economies over time.
This is a terrific website for learning all about chocolate! Happy Valentine's Day!
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Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Virtual Tour
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