Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Eating the Plates
A fascinating slice of American history, Eating the Plates describes the customs, manners, and eating habits of the Pilgrims. From the hardships of the settlers' first years in the wilderness, to their eventual success in farming and hunting, the reader is immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of life in Plymouth. The evolution of diet in early America is a subject that should appeal to students; the glimpses of Pilgrim manners and home life are sure to amuse. Ten tasty, simple recipes provide directions for a full meal.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- A Rafter of Turkeys
- The Geography of Thanksgiving Dinner (Grades 6-8)
- Corn an A-maizing Plant: Food, Fuel, and Plastic