Interpreting the Evidence
Coffee Pickers, Mexico, 1927
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Two coffee pickers carrying loads on their backs in Mexico, 1927.
Find out about the differences between the wet and dry methods of producing coffee. Compare the end results, especially the quality of the coffee and the final costs of the coffee. What method of producing coffee is used most in Mexico?
Math: Using whole beans and a coffee grinder, find out the average number of beans it takes to make a cup of coffee. Calculate how many coffee beans would be necessary to make enough coffee for all the teachers in the school.
Science: Examine different types of coffee beans. Make observations based on sight, smell, etc.
English Language Arts: Create a poster based on different coffee beans. Write short explanations of how the beans are classified.