Compare and contrast has always been one of my favorite ways of both learning and teaching. This past year we had the honor of holding a demonstration at the Canton Library. We were told that the audience would primarily be young children and families. I wanted to create a display directed towards children where they could identify the differences between foods that we purchase in today, and compare them to foods that would have been eaten during the Middle Ages. There were seven items on displayed — all of which could be tasted if they wished to do so.
The whole demo lasted only about two-hours in an open house style format, and everyone was very happy with the attendance. Many of the kids tasted the foods. They particularly liked the cheese and bread — and, I only had ONE kid who asked for a Kraft single! 🙂