New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_B15653
Workers scraping manioc (cassava) roots in the State of Bahia, 1933.
What other food/s does the manioc in the photograph resemble?
What stage of preparing manioc is shown in the photograph?
Most Bahians are of Indian, African, or European descent, or a combination. From which culture/s do you think the people in this photograph come?
Do you think the people in this photograph are rich or poor? Why do you think so?
On what other continent is manioc grown? How did it get there?
Science: How is the poison taken out of manioc? Are there any other foods you know of that can be poisonous?
English Language Arts: Write instructions in your own words for making flour from manioc.
Family & Consumer Sciences: What other foods are eaten in Brazil? Cook a meal from Brazilian recipes.
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