December 8, 2022


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Featured article: “The place Do Your Spices Come From?” by Aina J. Khan

On this lesson, you’ll be a part of the reporter Aina J. Khan as she visits a spice farm in Zanzibar, an archipelago within the Indian Ocean that’s a part of Tanzania, to learn the way cinnamon, cardamom and different spices are produced.

Then you’ll analysis a spice you’re inquisitive about so you’ll be able to train others about it.

What are your favourite spices? Which spices do you or your loved ones members repeatedly cook dinner with, eat or drink?

As a category or with a associate, share the spices in your lists and talk about how a lot you already know about the place they arrive from. For instance, with a spice like vanilla or ginger, have you learnt the place it grows, what the plant seems to be like or how it’s harvested?

Listed here are eight phrases you’ll discover on this article that you could be not know:

1. archipelago
2. sultan
3. enclosing
4. extracted
5. very important
6. bark
7. quill
8. homeopathic

Which phrases are you acquainted with? Which of them are new to you?

Go to Vocabulary.com to be taught what every phrase means and to follow utilizing them.

Learn the article and watch the brief movies in every slide. Then reply the next questions:

1. What’s the nickname for Zanzibar? How did it get that title?

2. Describe the method for making the spice nutmeg.

3. Why was Ms. Khan, the reporter, significantly within the origin of cardamom? What did she find out about the way it was grown?

4. How are cinnamon quills harvested?

5. How do Zanzibaris use native components for therapeutic functions? Do you or your loved ones members ever use house treatments, just like the one talked about within the article or one thing totally different?

Select a number of of the spices in your listing from the warm-up exercise and discover out the place they arrive from. You should use one among these websites to do your analysis:

As you analysis, reply these questions:

  • The place does the spice originate?

  • What plant or tree does the spice come from?

  • When and the way is it harvested?

  • What else did you be taught that was attention-grabbing?

  • Why is the spice particular or significant to you? When and the way do you utilize the spice?

Then create an infographic (listed below are pattern templates) or a slide present (with or with out movies) to current what you realized concerning the spice. Lastly, your classmates can train each other concerning the totally different spices all over the world.


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