"The food of the gods"
In this lesson we will be visiting a web site about the history of chocolate.
1. Point your browsers to www.cadbury.co.uk
2. Click on Cadbury & Chocolate
3. Go to the article "Chocolate History and Cocoa" and read it.
4. Click on "Cocoa and Maya Civilisation."
Write short answers or definitions for:
a. the Maya still live there
b. use of cocoa beans goes back to this time
c. wild cocoa trees grew there
d. “xocoatl” means
e. other uses of cocoa beans (4)
f. number of cocoa beans needed to buy a rabbit.
5. Click on "The Aztec Empire."
Scan the article and write short answers or definitions for:
a. the name of the Aztec city
b. the description of chocolatl (the Aztec chocolate drink)
c. How did the Aztecs obtain cocoa beans?
d. What is tribute?
e. the Aztec god particularly associated with cocoa beans
f. What did the ancient Indian myth say about this god?
g. Who did the Aztecs think that Cortes was?
6. Click on "Hernán Cortes."
A. Fill in the following paragraph.
"The voyage which led ______ to discover ______ and the ______ began in ______ when he set sail from _____ with ___ships and ___ men, all seeking fame and fortune in the _____ ______. Landing on the Mexican ______ , he decided to make his way to______________ to see for himself the famed riches of the ruler ____________ and _______ empire."
B. Complete the following:
1) Moctezuma served the drink “chocolatl” in a _______ ________.
2) The Aztec civilization fell to Cortes in _______.
3) Cortes returned to Spain in_______.
4) Chocolate became a fashionable drink in Spain enjoyed by _______.
7. Click on "Chocolate Across Europe."
a. A Spanish version of the chocolate drink was devised by __________.
b. The Spanish version included ______, ______, ______, and omitted _____,
and was served ______.
c. The recipe was a closely guarded secret for a _____________.
d. Chocolate was established in 1606 in __________, in 1615 in __________,
in Holland during the _____ century, in 1646 in __________ and in the 1650's
8. What new information about chocolate surprised or interested you the most?
9. Which language connects the Aztec term chocolatl to the English word chocolate?