Cacao: The Great Migration & The Columbian Exchange

Students will better understand the impacts the Columbian Exchange had on globalization and the global economy by learning about the history of chocolate and tasting cacao beans.

What Pilot Light Teachers are saying:

“My kids loved tasting the different types of chocolate and had a very funny reaction to the 100% cacao sample. Having the understanding that chocolate has many different steps was very interesting to them. The kids enjoyed making the cocoa!” -2nd grade teacher


Lesson Topics:

trade, globalization, economy, Columbian Exchange, sugar, chocolate, cocoa

Curricular Connections:

Common Core English Language Arts:
Grade 5 Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details (Standards 2, 3)

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