The Spice Trail eBook
This eBook guides students through six stations on their visit to the Adelaide Botanic Garden to investigate great journeys of exploration and learn about the history of spices, their uses and their impact on societies.
Students are introduced to specific explorers, including Vasco DaGama, Christopher Columbus and William Dampier, their journeys and the plants and spices encountered. They are also able to touch and smell the various spices and herbs at different locations and encouraged to imagine what their life would be like without them.
Basic knowledge of the age of exploration and introduction to key explorers including Vasco De Gama and Christopher Columbus and their achievements.
Familiarisation with the map of Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Introduction to a variety of spices, herbs and plants and their uses and what life was like before they were available. (Refer to teacher resource below)
What to bring
Classes are required to bring their own iPads.
This eBook must be downloaded onto iPads from iTunes U prior to the visit and completed onsite at the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Students can work in pairs or small groups.
eBook link and teacher resource
Download The Spice Trail teacher resource
Botanic Gardens of South Australia
When: Term 1-4
Area: HASS - Geography, HASS - History
Participants: Dependent on number of iPads available