History Detectives
Christmas through the ages
“We all want some figgy pudding!
What is Christmas pudding all about?”

LO T...
Activity 1 – Class vote


Your teacher will count you
Stand up for “yes” and hands on heads for “no”

1.

Do you like Chr...
Christmas pudding
The Christmas pudding is a
brown pudding with raisins, nuts
and cherries. It is similar to
fruitcake, ex...
Pudding ingredients
These are some of the ingredients for
a Christmas puddingcurrants

sultanas

raisins

glacé cherrie...
The first puddings




The puddings that we have
now are nothing like the
first Christmas pudding
recipes which date bac...
Medieval puddings




In the 14th century the pudding
changed into a sort of porridge
which was made of beef, mutton,
ra...
The King’s pudding




The pudding was not always
popular. A strict group of
Protestants called the Puritans
said this p...
Activity 2 - Recipes


Design a recipe for any of the pudding
recipes we have looked at today.
 Christmas

pudding (pres...
Activity 2 - Recipes
Swap your recipe with another student
 If the recipe has:


More than two ingredients = 1 mark
 If...
Have puddings changed?
On a post-it
What about puddings has
stayed the same?
What has changed?
Why has it changed?
Class quiz
Santa Shoot-out

LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings
To design our own interpretation of puddings
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  1. 1. History Detectives Christmas through the ages “We all want some figgy pudding! What is Christmas pudding all about?” LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  2. 2. Activity 1 – Class vote  Your teacher will count you Stand up for “yes” and hands on heads for “no” 1. Do you like Christmas pudding? Do you have pudding at Christmas? Do you know what is in Christmas pudding? Do you know why we eat Christmas pudding? 2. 3. 4. LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  3. 3. Christmas pudding The Christmas pudding is a brown pudding with raisins, nuts and cherries. It is similar to fruitcake, except that pudding is steamed and fruitcake is baked.  Traditionally silver coins were hidden inside the Christmas What might be the problem Pudding. A silver coin brought good fortune to whomever was lucky enough to find it when the pudding was cut.  if you bake a coin in a pudding? LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  4. 4. Pudding ingredients These are some of the ingredients for a Christmas puddingcurrants  sultanas  raisins  glacé cherries  nutmeg  mixed spice  butter  brown sugar  eggs LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  5. 5. The first puddings   The puddings that we have now are nothing like the first Christmas pudding recipes which date back to the Middle Ages. Then known as mince pie, they contained chopped poultry, pheasant, rabbit and partridge. LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  6. 6. Medieval puddings   In the 14th century the pudding changed into a sort of porridge which was made of beef, mutton, raisins, currants, prunes, wine and mixed spices. This was eaten before the Christmas celebrations began. In 1595 the recipe changed as spirits, dried fruit, eggs and breadcrumbs were added. This became known as Plum pudding. LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  7. 7. The King’s pudding   The pudding was not always popular. A strict group of Protestants called the Puritans said this pudding should be eaten as it was not suitable for followers of God. Later in 1714 the King George I said the pudding should be eaten again at Christmas time. By this time meat was no longer included in the recipe. LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  8. 8. Activity 2 - Recipes  Design a recipe for any of the pudding recipes we have looked at today.  Christmas pudding (present time)  Medieval pudding  Porridge pudding Use your imagination and be creative.  You need an ingredients list and how to cook it.  LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings
  9. 9. Activity 2 - Recipes Swap your recipe with another student  If the recipe has:  More than two ingredients = 1 mark  If it includes a spice ingredient = 1 mark  A picture = 2 marks  Cooking time = 3 marks  Is imaginative = 1 mark  Based on historical puddings = 2 marks   Total marks = 9 marks
  10. 10. Have puddings changed? On a post-it What about puddings has stayed the same? What has changed? Why has it changed?
  11. 11. Class quiz Santa Shoot-out LO To examine the changes in Christmas puddings To design our own interpretation of puddings

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