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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Standards: 
Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)
Good for Parents
State: 
New York
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