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Food 100 Years Ago

Food 100 Years Ago

by Allison Lassieur

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Children's Literature - Elisabeth Greenberg
The "now and then" structure, coupled with simple text makes this a useful supplement to a social studies unit about food. The photographs supplement the limited vocabulary (250 words) to establish the main ideas of how food farming, packaging, marketing, and consumption have changed. However, these ideas will only come alive in the hands of a good, and interested, teacher. The photographic glossary and the teaching ideas/questions are useful, but the small format of the book would make the picture details difficult to decipher in a classroom situation unless each child had his or her own book. Of the websites listed in the back matter, the Key Ingredients exhibit from the Smithsonian offers the most opportunity to make this concept become vivid for the early grades. Just flicking from the late 1890's through 2000 shows how American food stuffs evolved from the first chicle used in chewing gum and the "secret ingredient" in Coca Cola to TV dinners, fast foods, and factory farms...with pictures as well as text. Other websites have very specific points of view (candywrapper) and text too dense (foodmuseum) for the target audience. Reviewer: Elisabeth Greenberg

Product Details

QEB Publishing
Publication date:
100 Years Ago
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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