4th-5th Grade World History Learning Activity: Origins of Plants

Find the origins of some popular crops and learn how trade routes allowed the spread of these plants around the world.

Click the buttons on the left hand side to learn about the history of each food, and the different uses it had in the Old and New World.

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You can find this activity in our 5th Grade History Course

Course Details:

The first half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the arrival of the first people in North America through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students investigate Native American civilizations; follow the path of European exploration and colonization; assess the causes and consequences of the American Revolution; examine the Constitution and the growth of the new nation; and analyze what led to the Civil War and its aftermath.

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