The History of Chocolate

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If you mention that your next lesson features chocolate, changes are that your kids will be very intrigued! Learn about the rich history of chocolate with an informational reading activity. Kids read about Milton Hershey and the background of delicious Hershey's chocolate before answering reading comprehension and vocabulary questions

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a reading assessment or homework packet
  • Have kids read the passage in small groups, discuss the questions together, and present their answers to the class
  • Bring in some chocolate for kids to enjoy once they finish reading
Classroom Considerations

  • Reading passage is a bit long for younger kids (five pages), but it's double spaced and typed in a large font
  • Some images are in color, but printing in black and white shouldn't affect understanding
  • The title addresses the history of chocolate, but the article focuses on the history of the Hershey company
Pros

  • Subject matter will be interesting and engaging for the chocolate lovers in your class
  • Questions address a variety of skills
  • Includes an answer key for easy assessment
  • Encourages the use of context clues for defining unfamiliar words
Cons

  • None