Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Historical food day

We spent a great day with our local HE group - the theme was Historical Food.
The girls got to make some knot biscuits from the 17th century.
Make sweets from ancient Egypt (called Tiger Nuts - they the oldest recorded candy recipe) and learn about the Egyptian diet.

Discover all about the foods introduced during the British Empire and learn about the Anglo Saxon foods and lifestyle
Study the rationing during WW2 and how it effected diet - this included DD2's favourite activity, eating carrot's on a stick as a replacement for ice lollies.
Taste various Victorian sweets and cakes as well as making rose and orange creams.
They finished the day by creating a timeline to show when various food had been introduced into our diets.

4 comments:

MamaK said...

What a fabulous idea. there is soo much to teach and learn about. And of course the 4 classical teachings can be incorporated into everything. It is not the materials, but how lessons are presented and offered.

The Adventurer said...

What a great idea I will bring it up to the group I belong too and see if we can do this too. Thanks for the idea

Kat said...

Fabulous idea! I can only imagine the fun my boys will have googling these time periods, as well as tasting and making the foods from them. I'm going to suggest it to our homeschool group as well. Thanks for sharing! :)

Katie
Georgia mommy, homeschooling two boys since 2005

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

What a fun time and a great idea. Thanks for linking up to the NOBH. :)

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