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Free Genealogy Search Advice American Forum - Fast-Food History Activity #1: Where Did Our Food Originate? Introduction Most foods were domesticated in prehistoric times by Stone Age peoples. This activity helps students gain an understanding of point of origin and domestication, as well as an understanding of the debt that we owe to our early ancestors. Objective To understand the concepts of point of origin and domestication. Materials A cheeseburger and a cola (or other foods) purchased from a local fast-food chain; a map of the world; access to an encyclopedia (in the class, school library, on-line or at home); you may wish to purchase or request that your school library acquire Reay Tannahill' s Food in History (New York: Crown, 1988). Procedures Place the food on your desk. Ask students to list the components that go into making cheeseburgers and colas. Ask students to identify the geographic area of origin or domestication of each ingredient. Activity #2: Dissemination of Food Products to the United States Suggestions for Further Crosby, Alfred W.
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Civil Rights Oral History Collection The Collection: In February of 2001, the Spokesman-Review produced a month long series of articles on black history titled "Through Spokane's Eyes Moments in Black History," focusing in particular on the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As part of that series, Rebecca Nappi conducted a series of interviews with individuals with ties to both the civil rights movement and to Spokane. The Oral Histories: Jerrelene Williamson relates her sense of the civil rights movement in Spokane to events in Alabama. Searching the Database: Entering search terms in the box located at the top of the page will search across all of the database fields. Creating the Database: Mark O'English added RM files to the CONTENTdm database, using URLs pointing to a RealSystem Server, created the descriptive records, and provided subject and genre terms.