Cooking Up the Past
Cooking Up the Past allows students, grades 3 through 8 , to immerse themselves in local history, while completing tasks based in science, economics, social studies and mathematics. Students learn about farm life in early America with a focus on food origin, preparation and preservation. Each participant will experience the fun and the work of preparing food the old-fashioned way in the 1820s kitchen addition to the 1740 Guyon-Lake-Tysen House. Participants use reading and math skills to decipher original recipes. Students then explore a fully restored colonial era farmhouse and discover how food was preserved before the invention of electric refrigeration.
Length of Program: 90 minutes, led by a team of costumed interpreters.
· Lifestyles in communities are influenced by environmental and geographical factors.
· People using human, capital and natural resources.
· Scarcity of resources require people to make choices.
· People depending on and modifying their environment.
· Lifestyle in the colonies- comparison of different time periods.
· Ways of making a living in local regions.
· American history prior to the Civil War.
Cost of program:
$9.00 per student, 1 free adult ticket.
Title One Schools:
$7.00 per Student, 2 free adult tickets.
All school staff members may attend at no additional charge.
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