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The hills around Kerala have good soil and a cool climate, perfect for growing tea. The workers pick the leaf tips off the bushes and these are used to make tea. Lower down the slopes are dense forests, which provide cool and shaded conditions, great for growing spices like cardamom.
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27 September 2007

Classroom Ideas

Children could locate Kerala on a map. The children could imagine they are working collecting the tea leaves and write a diary extract describing their work. The children could then research the process from tea leaf to teabag, creating a story map. The children could also look at and smell a range of spices using adjectives to describe them. Mix the spices with a bit of water to make paint and create a painting!

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