Grade Range: K-0Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, WorksheetsDate Posted: 12/15/2011
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast, curator Deborah Warner discusses the role of sugar and various sweeteners in American history. In addition to being a staple in the American diet, sugar's role in our nation's history touches on subjects of science and technology, labor and capital, politics and even popular culture. The resource includes a teachers guide and student worksheet.
Discussions, Multimedia instruction
In the 15th century, decades before they sailed into the Caribbean, Spanish merchants, captains, ...
science, trade, Caribbean, sweetener, molasses, honey, corn syrup, plantation, food, slavery, chemistry, artificial sweetener, rum, sugar, agriculture, triangle trade, aspartame, health, enslavement, South America
A look at plantation life and its use of slavery.
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