Let’s travel time and space and find out the kinds of foods our ancestors and different indigenous peoples ate. And where we can find those very same foods, today!
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It seems like familiar foods have always been around, right? It might surprise students to learn that, in the scheme of things, some foods are remarkably recent inventions. Others – the world travellers – have come a long way and look very different to the way they did originally. In this clip, Maddy learns how nightshades made their way around the world, from tomatoes to tomatillos. This clip is also great for Music and/or English lessons around poems, rhythms and beats.
Run out of salt? Pick some sea asparagus instead. Indigenous Australians have been using it to add briny flavour to their food for tens of thousands of years.
Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.