Imagine not being able to have a fresh strawberry in February, or eating only what you and your neighbors could produce and preserve. This program explores the seasonality of food as well as the effects of technological change on cooking. Students will help prepare and eat a typical dish from the 1790s, 1890s, and 1990s in each of our period kitchens. Compare and contrast the ingredients, tools, and results!
Using methods, tools, and ingredients common to Pleasant Valley Kitchens in 1790, 1890, and 1990, students will prepare period dishes in order to understand:
Social Studies and Language Arts Standards NJ Social Studies Standards • 6.1.P.A- Civics, Government, and Human Rights • 6.1.P.B- Geography, People, and the Environment • 6.1.4.C- Economics, Innovation, and Technology • 6.1.P.D- History, Culture, and Perspectives • 6.1.8.C- Colonization and Settlement • 6.1.8.C- Expansion and Reform • 6.1.12.C- Contemporary United States • 6.1.12.D- The Emergence of Modern America • 6.2.12.C- The Emergence of the First Global Age • 6.2.12.C- Age of Revolutions • 6.2.12.D- The Emergence of the First Global Age Next Generation Science Standards • LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes • ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems • PS1-4 Matter and its Interactions Pennsylvania Academic Standards for History, Grades Pre-K-8 • 8.1 Historical Analysis and Skills Development • 8.1.A Continuity and Change Over Time • 8.1.C Research • 8.3 United States History • 8.3.B Historical Documents and Artifacts • 8.3.C Impact of Continuity and Change Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology PA • 4.3.3-4 Natural Resources • 4.4.3-4 Agriculture and Society • 4.5.3-4 Humans and the Environment Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education PA • 3.2.3.A3-4 Matter and Energy, Reactions • 3.4.4-5.B1 Effects of Technology • 3.4.4.B3 Society and Development of Technology • 3.4.3-5.B4 Technology and History • 3.4.4.E2 Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies • 3.4.3-5.E3 Energy and Power Technologies • 3.4.3.E6 Manufacturing Technologies