Food Preservation in the Colonies


Students will understand the different ways that food can be preserved by learning how the Colonists continued to meet their fundamental need for food during the winter months.

What Pilot Light Teachers are saying:

“Students have a better understanding of why and how we preserve food and how our understanding of food has changed as we have developed the tech to help keep food fresh.” – 3rd grade teacher

Lesson Topics:

Preservation, fermentation, Colonial America, environment

Curricular Connections:

Illinois Social Science Learning Standards:
Grades 5-8: History: Causation & Argumentation
Grades 5-8: Geography: Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movements
Grades 5-8: Inquiry Skills: Developing Claims and Using Evidence

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