Thanks to Education World for use of my Mrs. Waffenschmidt illustration.

Thanks to Education World for use of my Mrs. Waffenschmidt illustration.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

History of Candy! Great way to show kids that even candy has a history.

What do you get with 7200 eggs, 3000 pounds of brown sugar, 1800 pounds of butter, 7200 pounds of flour,1,080 ounces of ground ginger and 22,304 candy pieces? That's the world's biggest gingerbread house! The 20.11 ft. tall and 60 ft by 42 ft. house is located in Bryan,Texas.  One issue that resulted from this massive gingerbread house is it attracted BEES who were loved all the sweets! Guinness World Records says the really sweet house is a record setter. All money raised by people visiting the massive gingerbread house will go to charity. 

Why not show your students that even candy has a history with this fun/informative web quest! Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. Newly updated to include the history of lollypops and the world's largest gingerbread house! Did you know that candy canes were originally just WHITE or that they originated in the country of Germany? I also have included several additional resources and extension activities.  

Sample:  1. Marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and were first enjoyed by which ancient people?________________Which groups were able to eat marshmallows in this cultures?_________________The candy treat was made from which plant and what was added to it?___________________More than 90 million pounds of marshmallows are eaten each year by people in the USA, the largest consumer of marshmallows.Some people are afraid of marshmallows. What is this fear called?_______________. Find the answers at this link: There are 8 webquests packed with informative text!

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