How the Sandwich Was Invented

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Sandwich: a delicious meal stacked with meats, cheeses, and veggies, or a parish in England? How about both! The sandwich was invented in—yes, you got it—Sandwich, by John Montagu. Watch this creative and inventive video that gives a brief history of the invention of the sandwich, as a mini 3-D paper sandwich is cut and glued together.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement the video with a vocabulary worksheet that has viewers define words like parish, earl, 
  • Use as an introduction to explore and research different types of sandwiches around the world
  • Take a class poll of favorite types of sandwiches
  • Use the link as a way to discuss sequence of events, or writing recipe directions
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses language that is best suited for older learners
  • Watch the video twice so that learners can focus on the visual and listening aspects individually

  • Visually engaging
  • Comes with a discussion question and links to research

  • The video is relatively short