© EVER AFTER CREATIVE EDUCATOR CONTEST- SAMPLE
WHY THE SEA IS SALTY
(A folktale from Philippines)
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the
through listening, discussing, and participating in various story-based activities.
40-50 minutes for Introduction/Pre-Reading, Story Reading, History lesson
Grade Level(s) or Age Group:
Grade 6 (CBSE) | Ages 11-12
Why the Sea is Salty, pencil, world map, pin, Worksheet 1.1
Worksheet 1.1 - “Salt in the World History”
Read the Story to the Class:
Discussion Questions for Assessing Students’ Comprehension:
Subject/Topic: History/ Importance of Salt | Difference between BC and AD
The Story of Salt - http://www.amazon.com/The-Story-Salt-Mark-Kurlansky/dp/0399239987
Worksheet 1.1- Salt in the World History
Directions: Read the salt timeline and answer the questions that follow.
1. From the timeline we can understand that salt:
a. was a valuable commodity
b. has played a key role in the world history
c. is a key ingredient in our food
d. All of the above
2. What does AD stand for in the timeline?
a. After Death
b. Anno Domini
c. Ancestral Date
d. None of the above
3. How many years after the birth of Christ did African merchants traded an ounce of salt for an ounce of gold?
4. Which year in the timeline marks an important event in Indian history?
5. Salt tax is still prevalent in France. True or False?