Done with your class work and your homework? Still in Mr. B's class with nothing to do?

We have so many smart, hard working students at ECP that sometimes they run out of work to do in class. Here are some extra credit projects for those awesome individuals.

First, a few rules:

1. You must first show Mr. B that you did a good job on your classwork and your homework. Don't do a sloppy, quick job on it in order to do extra credit work.

2. You must be in class. No working at home on extra credit, unless that's part of the assignment. Don't worry if you don't finish it in one day--you can have as much time as you like to make it great and hopefully worthy of many extra credit points.

3. You can only do an extra credit project once.


Have you noticed that your history teacher is rather, uh, CHUBALICIOUS?

That's because he likes to EAT. So do your classmates. So if you do one of these projects, make enough food so that everybody can have at least one bite.

1. There is a lot of history in the world of cooking, so your dish must include ½ page of information about its history. What part of the colonies was it cooked in? Was it considered food for the rich or for everybody? Who cooked it—white English colonists, African-Americans, or Native Americans? Use Google and Wikipedia for your research if the web sites I give you below are not helpful.

2. Either prepare a 5 minute presentation with at least one picture of you preparing the meal, or a 5-10 minute video clip of you cooking and explaining the dish, its history, and how you prepared it. Email your presentation or video clip to: nbutkevich@gmail.com

3. It’s OK to have a family member or friend help you, but you should do most of the work.

4. Here are some good web sites for Colonial American recipes:


Colonial Williamsburg

Crusty Colonial Cornbread for Cacophonous Consumption

5. Stumpeviched? Not sure what to say during your video or presentation? Here's a sample clip from a Colonial cooking show. Notice how he talks about the history of the recipes and ingredients as he cooks. Who knew that beans were so interesting?