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History of Chocolate Nonfiction Valentine’s Day Unit Passages & Activities

Are you an upper elementary teacher looking to find a quality resource that covers the history of chocolate and how chocolate is made for Valentine’s Day – or any time of the year? Looking for minimal-prep and engaging lessons and activities to teach nonfiction, informational or expository text to your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students? You’ll love this FUN 3-week unit all about chocolate!

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Are you an upper elementary teacher looking to find a quality resource that covers the history of chocolate and how chocolate is made for Valentine’s Day – or any time of the year? Looking for minimal-prep and engaging lessons and activities to teach nonfiction, informational or expository text to your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students? You’ll love this FUN 3-week unit all about chocolate!

The Story of Chocolate Unit starts with an engaging fiction story about a chocolate bear. Students compare characteristics of fiction and nonfiction text before diving into the interesting history of the cocoa bean, how they are harvested and processed, and how they turn into the delicious chocolate treats we know and love!

This 3-week unit includes lesson plans, digital slideshows, colorful and real photos, informational passages, vocabulary and comprehension questions, a project, unit assessment, and more.

Each passage includes a printable version and a digital slideshow version with corresponding audio – students can listen to the passage being read aloud! Students also have the option to complete a project and take an assessment about what they learned about chocolate.

This unit includes EVERYTHING you need to teach students about chocolate – just print & go!

This unit includes 7 detailed lesson plans:

  • Introduction to Chocolate
  • Discovering the Wonderful World of Chocolate
  • Sweetness Through the Ages – The History of Chocolate
  • From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate – The Journey of Cocoa
  • Inside a Chocolate Factory – How Chocolate is Made
  • Chocolate Fits Any Lifestyle
  • Tri-Fold Chocolate Brochure Project

What else is included in this resource?

  • 3-week pacing guide and overview
  • 7 teacher lesson plans
  • 51-page non-editable slideshow with audio for each passage (Google Drive version)
  • Chocolate Festival Permission Slip
  • Student Workbook with KWL chart, 5 informational passages, student vocabulary and comprehension questions
  • Digital and full-color versions of student activities
  • Unit Project Overview and Criteria, brochure template, and rubric
  • Unit Assessment
  • Answer keys for all student activities

✅ These activities are bite-sized and can easily be implemented in 30-45 minutes.

✅ This unit is TEKS- and CCSS-aligned.

✅ This unit has everything you need to simply non-fiction – easy-to-follow lesson plans, passages, practice activities, and more!

It’s everything you need to implement engaging nonfiction lessons that students love and teachers enjoy!

© Kirsten Hammond – The Southern Teach

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