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Procedures for Participation

  1. Classes wishing to participate must register.
  2. Once project registration has been confirmed, classes should divide into teams to gather information on local foods or specialty dishes. These may the "specials" at the diner or home-cooking restaurant in town or they may be a family recipe that is standard fare for many community families.

  3. Next, classes determine the most prevalent local fare. Up to five local dishes can be selected. Teams may need to be reorganized to have maximum collaboration.

  4. Classes then research these dishes to determine the following:

    1. The historical significance of the dish. Did early settlers bring the recipe to the area? Is it a dish or recipe associated with the homeland of any of the groups who settled in the area? Can you associate the arrival of the recipe or food product in the local area with a land migration trail (see Southern Trails) or a coastal landing?
    2. The agricultural connection. Was the dish made popular out of necessitythe ingredients were what was grown on the land or available from the local waters?
    3. The popularity rating. Is the dish or food product celebrated by a special day or event? Is it prepared for an annual function?
    4. The literary significance. Is the dish or food product featured in any literary work (story, poem, song, etc.) about the local area?

  5. Next, classes create three products for each dish or food.

    1. A text file consisting of information from the research. The file should have a title (the name of the recipe or food) and four subsections (a-d of #4 above). The entire file is to be 500 words or less. Also, include a digital picture of the food or dish.
    2. Two digital photographs or drawings. One is to be of the main ingredient of the dish or recipe that will be used as a thumbnail on a map of your state. The second is to be a map indicating the route by which the recipe or food product arrived in your area. The files should be saved in JPEG or GIF format.
    3. A word file consisting of the name of the recipe or food and the actual recipe or instructions for cooking the food product.

  6. E-mail the three files to the project coordinator by the ending date of the session.

  7. The text file of researched information with links to the recipe and the digital picture will be posted by states under the Soup-to-Nuts Project link.

  8. You will be notified when the site is complete and ready for viewing.

How To Register
To register, send an e-mail to the Project Coordinator, Kevin Oliver, at . Please include the following information in you e-mail.

    • Teacher name
    • School name
    • School address
    • Grade level of participating class
    • E-mail address (preferably the teacher's)
    • URL of your school's website (if applicable)
    • Geographical setting of your school (urban, rural, or suburban)

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