Students prepare foods, including hardtack, that were among the staples of a Civil War soldier's diet.
ObjectivesStudents follow recipes to create foods that were common foods of the Civil War era.
Civil War, food, recipe
Materials Needed[shopmaterials]flour, water, salt, rolling pin, knife, fork, baking sheet (for the hardtack recipe); other materials as needed
One of the staples of a Civil War soldier's diet was hardtack, a hard biscuit- or cracker-like bread. Students follow simple recipes to make hardtack and other foods that were common during Civil War times.
The recipe for hardtack is as follows:
For additional Civil War recipes, see the following Web sites:
Observe students as they follow recipe directions.
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