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Milton Hershey – Chocolate Unit Study

Milton Hershey - Chocolate Unit StudySubmitted by Joy V.

Library List:
Chocolate by Hershey: A Story about Milton S. Hershey by Betty Burford
Let’s Visit a Chocolate Factory by Catherine O’Neill

Read : Chocolate by Hershey

Ch. 1: Milton S. Hershey lived in Eastern Pennsylvania during the Civil War. Locate Gettysburg, PA. You may wish to research the Civil War. Vocabulary: furiously, scheme

Ch. 2: Milton was apprenticed to a newspaper editor. Set up a tour of your local newspaper to see how it runs. Vocabulary: apprenticeship, confectionery

Ch. 3: Milton went to Denver, Colorado to work as a candy maker. Find Denver, Colorado. He later traveled to Chicago, Illinois and then to New Orleans, Louisiana. When his business didn’t work there, he returned to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Follow his journey on a map. Vocabulary: discouragement, specialized, grateful

Ch. 4: Milton refused to give up. Can you think of a time when you didn’t give up when times were tough? Look up Galatians 6:9 in your Bible and memorize it. Vocabulary: quality, success

Ch. 5: Milton visited England to see where his caramels were being shipped and sold. He then returned to the United States to Chicago where the World’s Fair was taking place. He saw machinery from Germany that made chocolate. Find the countries on a world map. Vocabulary: lavish, precious

Ch. 6: Milton sells his caramel factory so he can build a chocolate factory. ReadLet’s Visit a Chocolate Factory by Catherine O’Neill. Vocabulary: reasonably, persuaded, orphanage
Hershey’s chocolate.

Ch. 7: The Great Depression occurred in the 1930’s. Milton Hershey worked hard to keep it from effecting his town and employees. Read about the Great Depression and how it affected the country. Vocabulary: devoted, prospered

Make a chocolaty treat on the stovetop with adult supervision- No Bake Cookies

Complete Hershey Fill in the Blank Worksheet.