Monday, May 16, 2011

DNG Review: Chocolate Challenge

Does the mere mention of "chocolate" set your mouth watering? Do you know how it is made? From where it comes? How old is chocolate?

Believe me, Chocolate Challenge will answer these, and many more, questions!

Download N Go units are information-packed unit studies, designed for your K-4th grade student, but they are easily adaptable for younger or older students. They are simple enough to use, that often my high schooler will actually lead her younger brothers through them.

They are packed with information, weblinks and video clips, activities such as crafts or recipes, notebooking pages and lapbook elements. There is the option of answering the questions orally, if you prefer not to print off the notebooking pages. But it is really nice to have the notebook/lapbook for each unit study, to use as a review later on. Each Download N Go is available for $7.95.
Chocolate Challenge covers such topics as:

Day 1: Chocolate--What Is It?
Day 2: The Story of Chocolate
Day 3: Types of Chocolate
Day 4: The Science of Chocolate
Day 5: Let’s Have a Chocolate Party!

We certainly had fun learning about tropical rain forests, Brazil, a different famous chocolatier each day, the process of making chocolate, and so forth. Some of the video clips were almost enough to send Teen Girl into a diabetic coma! ;-) And Little Bit was constantly drooling! LOL Frankly, I am allergic to chocolate (it honestly gives me a headache); still, I enjoyed learning about where it's grown, and how it is processed.

We also had fun posting a poll on my Facebook page, to see which chocolate ranked number 1 among my friends. I was surprised with the outcome!

So, if you are brave enough to risk the certainty of an enormous chocolate craving while working on this unit, go for it! You'll be glad you did!

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As part of the the Download N Go review team, I have been provided with a copy of this unit to use, review, and post about on my blog.

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  1. Glad you had fun! I know we did!

  2. we ended up with a tie between milk and dark. :) it was funny... people would vacillate between the two and then say dark because it's healthier for you.


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