Tuesday, September 23, 2008

US Regional Food Culture

You are going to learn about the regional food cultures of the United States from the Key Ingredients website.


Your teacher will assign one of the following regions for you to research:

  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Northwest
  • Southwest

As you research this region, answer the following questions:

1. What foods are important to this region?

2. What are the cultural and ethnic influences?

3. Are there any important holidays and festivals associated with this region?


Finally, you are going to research specific regional foods on the What's Cooking America Website. Your teacher will again assign you one specific region to research. You can find links to each specific region below:

  • Deep South: Alabama - Florida - Georgia – Mississippi
  • Far West: California - Hawaii - Nevada
  • Great Lakes: Illinois - Indiana - Michigan - Minnesota - Ohio – Wisconsin
  • New England: Connecticut - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island – Vermont
  • Mid-Atlantic: Delaware - Maryland - New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania - District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)
  • Midwest/Plains: Arkansas - Iowa - Kansas - Missouri - Nebraska - North Dakota - Oklahoma - South Dakota
  • Pacific Northwest: Alaska - Oregon - Washington - Idaho – Montana
  • Southeast: Kentucky - North Carolina - South Carolina - Tennessee - Virginia -West Virginia
  • Southwest: Arizona - New Mexico - Texas - Utah\
  • South Central: Louisiana

Choose two of the weirdest recipes from your assigned region and take notes on them. Write down:

1. the history of the food, its relationship to cultural and ethnic history, and any holidays it is associated with.

2. When it is typically eaten (i.e. for breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc).

3. Does this food appeal to you? Why or why not?4.

Is this food similar to a food you eat in your home country? If so, tell us about it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Multiple Intelligence & Careers WebQuest

“The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” - Mark Twain

“Find a job you love and you will never have to work.” - Anonymous


People are smart in many ways and your chances of having a successful career and a happy life may have a lot to do with your knowledge of the kind of Intelligence that is strongest in you. Being skilled at recognizing and using your unique talents has its advantages. Your job will be personally fulfilling if you use your innate strengths. Wouldn't you rather do something that is natural and effortless to you?

1. As we discussed in class, There are several different kinds of intelligence. They are listed below for your reference.

Kinesthetic - Body Smart (The book calls this "Physical")
Linguistic - Word Smart
Logical - Number Smart (The book calls this "Mathmatical")
Interpersonal - People Smart
Intrapersonal - Myself Smart
Musical - Music Smart
Visual/Spatial - Picture Smart
Naturalistic - Nature Smart (This category was not included in the book)

2. Now, take the Multiple Intelligences test at the link below.


3. Now, you will interpret the results of your test.

A. Write down the the results of your intelligence test

B. Was the test accurate?

C. Give us examples to illustrate why it is accurate or why it is not. For example, if you have strong Visual/Spatial intelligence, tell us about a skill you have that uses it.

4. Describe the kind of intelligence that is least like you. For reference, here is a description of each kind of intelligence again: