Chicago's Field Museum invites educators to "use the enticing subject of chocolate to teach your class about the intriguing relationship between nature and culture." Click on Educators' Resources to access 12 downloadable lesson plans, 6 of which focus specifically on the relationship between chocolate and the environment. Not only do these lesson plans offer students a fun way to learn about botany, ecology, and agriculture, they also demonstrate how an everyday item we all take for granted is more remarkably complicated and interesting than most would guess. Additional educational materials include a glossary, chocolate facts, history highlights, and more. Check out the rest of this visually appealing Web site for other chocolate-related information and interactive activities.
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