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SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF CANDY

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:  HOW DOES CANDY REFLECT THE SOCIAL OR CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICA?

Objectives:

SWBAT analyze, evaluate, source and annotate excerpted primary and secondary source text based on the websites and articles on the social and cultural history of candy toward skill building or the AP American History Exam.

Citations:

INTRODUCTION:  Kawash, Samira (2013) Candy:  A Century of Panic and Pleasure.  New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux.   

WARMUP VIDEO:  Retro Candy TV Commercials

https://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/retro-candy-tv-commercials.php

WEBSITE:  Retro Timeline

https://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/history-american-candy.php

WEBSITE:  History of Individual Candies

https://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/history-candy.php

ARTICLE:  Candy Professor

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-cultural-history-of-candy-103534197/

HOMEWORK ARTICLES:  Halloween and Valentine’s Day

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-history-of-trick-or-treating-is-weirder-than-you-thought-79408373

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gory-origins-valentines-day-180968156

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Identify, describe, and evaluate evidence about events from diverse sources (including written documents, works of art, photographs, charts and graphs, artifacts, oral traditions, and other primary and secondary sources).
Connect historical developments to specific circumstances of time and place and to broader regional, national, or global processes and draw connections to the present (where appropriate).
analyze the development of American culture, explaining how ideas, values, beliefs, and traditions have changed over time and how they unite all Americans

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1 Review
Candy
Living in NZ a lot of these sweets meant nothing to me.
Tina Muller
February 08, 2024

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