Students will explore New World and Old World food origins to understand how the Columbian Exchange altered people’s lives worldwide. This is an activity focused on the origins of foods, including the tomato. After students learn about the origins of foods, they develop a research report on a chosen food.
Supplemental resource: The Food Timeline
Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip…and why? Most foods are not invented; they evolve. This is timeline of the appearance of different foods.