Sugar Plums and Figgy Pudding

Watch this You-Tube Video first!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viY93_6GhLc

Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/808338436/christmas-candy-and-cookies

Blank Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/808341211/copy-of-christmas-candy-and-cookies

 

Some questions (and answers!)

  1. Name the state that just saw it’s last sugar cane processing plant close.  (Hawaii)
  2. What piece of children’s literature made gingerbread houses popular?  (Hansel and Gretel)
  3. Why do some people get oranges in their stocking? (legend says Santa Claus used to bring gold)
  4. What flavoring is produced in abundance in Oregon?  (Peppermint)
  5. What favoring is actually the root (rhizome) of a plant?  (ginger)

Sources

Sugar

https://www.statista.com/statistics/191975/sugarcane-production-in-the-us-by-state/

http://www.sugarindustrybiotechcouncil.org/sugar-beet-faq

 Hawaiian Sugar

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/12/17/505861855/the-final-days-of-hawaiian-sugar

 Christmas Cookies

https://fearlessfresh.com/a-brief-history-of-christmas-cookies/

http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/the-medieval-history-of-the-christmas-cookie

Gingerbread

http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-gingerbread/

Gingerbread Houses

http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas/videos/gingerbread-house

Animal Crackers

http://www.aol.com/food/story-behind-animal-cracker/#slide=3426185#fullscreen

Sugar Plums

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/sugar-plums_n_2272029.html

Candy Canes

http://inventors.about.com/od/foodrelatedinventions/a/candy_canes.htm

Fudge

http://www.darbysfudge.com/fudgehistory.html

Divinity

http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcandy.html#divinity

Oranges in Christmas Stockings

http://www.thekitchn.com/heres-why-we-put-oranges-in-stockings-at-christmas-holiday-traditions-from-the-kitchn-213985

Nuts and Nutcrackers

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2010/12/in_a_nutshell.html

Fruitcake

https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Cakes/Fruitcake.htm

http://www.villagevoice.com/restaurants/a-short-history-of-fruitcake-6429393

Figgy Pudding

http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/the-holiday-history-of-christmas-pudding

 

 

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