Milton Hershey created some of the most popular chocolates in America… the Hershey Bar and the Hershey Kiss! He was also a businessman who believed a success meant taking care of his workers and community.
In this unit study, learn about his failures, successes and how he lived his life. Then, make your own candy business plan, conduct a favorite candy survey, play a game and more!
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The Book about Milton Hershey
The Milton Hershey unit study is based upon the book Who Was Milton Hershey? This book shares the different businesses Milton Hershey started and what it took to find success. This is a great read aloud for early elementary ages or an independent reading assignment for children in about grades 3-6. There are two longer books at the bottom of this post if you are looking for something more in-depth.
The Milton Hershey FREE Printable Unit Study
The printable unit study includes the following:
Notebooking pages about Milton Hershey’s life.
A timeline activity to chart his life.
A Venn diagram to compare Milton Hershey with Willy Wonka.
A writing prompt to help children think about how to turn failures into successes.
Candy Survey: Conduct a survey of people’s favorite candy. Record data and create a bar graph based upon the data.
Complete the Business Plans: Use math skills to finish the business plans and see how much these children will earn making and selling new candy creations.
Your Business Plan: Now create your own candy creation and design a business plan for it.
Hop the Kisses: A following direction game. Players can read the directions to work on reading comprehension or someone else can read the direction out loud to work on listening skills.
Videos About Milton Hershey
A good overview of Milton Hershey’s life with lots of old pictures and video clips. (2:30 minutes).
Here is a video from the Food Network about Milton Hershey and his chocolates. (4:40 minutes)
Learn more about the Milton Hershey at Ducksters.
Videos about Chocolate
See how Hershey’s Kisses are made! (3:30 minutes)
Watch a more detailed video about making chocolate in general. (4:13 minutes)
Videos about Hershey Today
See what Milton Hershey’s Company is like today! (just under 2 min.)
Check out the Hershey Museum.
All About Chocolate
The History of Chocolate in 4:40 minutes.
This video shows you how to make your own chocolate with just 4 ingredients! Supplies needed: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk powder, coconut oil and candy molds. (5:30 minutes)
Or draw a chocolate bar:
What other resources have you used to learn about Milton Hershey? Please share below!!
More in-depth books:
A fun, fictional book to add to your unit study!