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ERIC Number: EJ906194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Food as a Theme in Social Studies Classes: Connecting Daily Life to Technology, Economy, and Culture
Resor, Cynthia Williams
Social Studies, v101 n6 p236-241 2010
Connecting wider economic, technological, or cultural trends to the everyday life of students can be a challenge. Food can serve as a course-long theme that helps students comprehend the essential connection between personal actions and national or international trends and develop skills of critical analysis. The author describes four activities that can be adapted to a wide variety of social studies courses and age groups. In the first two activities, students gain an understanding of their diet by exploring their food choices and the factors that affect those choices. These activities provide a point of comparison for subsequent units in which students examine food choices in a pre-industrial age and the impact of the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution on food production, preservation, and preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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