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Riches from the Rainforest

by Robert Burleigh

How is a tiny insect responsible for the chocolate candy you love?  Does chocolate grow on trees?  When did people start eating chocolate candy?  How is it made?  Who mixed chocolate with blood to make a drink?  These and a thousand other answers are found in Chocolate, Riches from the Rainforest by Robert Burleigh.  Brilliant pictures and diagrams highlight the fascinating text that will guarantee you can't go 24 more hours without your chocolate fix! 

Money talks!  Chocolate sings!

Research Links

Chocolate:  Riches from the Rainforest by Robert Burleigh

Chocolate and How it Affects the Nervous System

The Thinking Fountain

Hershey's Forest and Factory Video Tour

Book Connections

 Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
by Margot Theis Raven

Sample Page from Kids' Wings Unit

Research Links

Chocolate:  Riches from the Rainforest:


The Lure of Chocolate

Holy Hot Chocolate!

How (Chocolate) Stuff Works

Early History of Chocolate

Make a Candy Bar!

The Aztecs

The 14 activity pages for Chocolate, Riches from the Rainforest are now paired with the 9 activity pages in Kids Wings unit for Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog. Together they are perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard in your study of our favorite foods. It is now available for instant download!

The Chocolate, Riches from the Rainforest, Activity Guide includes:
Chocolate Curiosity, Pages 1 and 2
Taking Notes, Making Outlines
Food for the Gods Crossword Puzzle
The Scientific Method 3-Song Round
Chocolate Experiments

A whole-class Tag Game to Test Your New Chocolate Expertise
Chocolate Tag is included in the Activity Guide: Each student gets a card with an answer and a question.  The student with question Card #1 asks the question.  The student with the answer to that question stands, reads the answer, and asks his question. 
he answer to the last question is on Card #1.

Chocolate, Riches from the Rain Forest is just one of the 20 literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books in Treasure Trackers! You can either order a single unit for about $12.95 or order Treasure Trackers and get 20 units like A Single Shard for just over $1 each!


A special thank you to the talented Jalal Ali for allowing us to use his jovial
Funny Waltz as our background music


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