FoodPrints Curriculum

Changes over Time


Food History & Technology

Standards Alignment:

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

2nd Grade


Winter / December


The purpose of this lesson is for students to investigate changes over time in food growing, farming, and storage technology. They will explore the evolution of technology by using three different tools to make flour, making their own butter, and working with different garden tools to compare efficiency. This lesson supports the DCPS 2nd grade ELA Unit Then and Now.

Big Idea

The technology we use changes over time.

Guiding Questions

How does technology help us in the garden and kitchen?

Are changes in technology always better?