THIRD TRIMESTER INTERNET ACTIVITY
Seventh Grade - Exploration Unit

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Social Studies Extra Credit

a   SPICE TRADE


Herb and Spice Lists

YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. Research the differences between a spice and an herb, and the chemicals responsible for the distinctive tastes of both. Write a short paragraph with that information.
http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/nres715/Enrolled%20Students/nres_715_ii_section_c.htm and http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=whatisaspice.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0


2. Find three important uses of spices or herbs, and write a paragraph for each use. http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=important.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0

http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=SpicesAsMeds.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0

http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=Culinary.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0

History of spices and their uses
http://www.thespicehouse.com/info/lore/

Uses during Middle Ages and after
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/spices-in-the-middle-ages.htm

3. Find the role of spices in history (during the end of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance time), and write two or three paragraphs about it.

History and uses of spices and herbs
http://www.herbgardeningguru.com/history-lesson.html

History and uses of spices and herbs
http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/nres715/Enrolled%20Students/nres_715_ii_section_c.htm

History and uses of spices and herbs
http://www.mccormickforchefs.com/Resources/History-of-Spices.aspx

Spice list and uses
http://www.spiceadvice.com/encyclopedia/index.html

History
http://www.theepicentre.com/Spices/spicetrd.html



4. Research two spices or one spice and one herb, one from list A and one from list B.
Answer the following questions about your spices or herb.
A. What countries or region of the world do these spice come from? Place the information on the map.
B. Where might you look for this spice? On a tree? In the ground? Somewhere else?
C. What is one interesting historical or mythical fact about this spice (e.g., something about trade in this spice or the history of how it was discovered—or an interesting bit of folklore concerning this spice)?
D. What foods is this spice commonly used in today/in the past?

5. Your second herb or spice from List B should or could be your favorite or unique spice species. Give the same information as above for spice from List A. You don't have to limit your source of information to the internet.  Feel free to research your information from books, journals, magazine, etc.

6. Use the blank outline map of the world (available in class or at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/) to label the countries of origin and the spice names, as they are listed. You can refer to a world atlas or to the MapMachine http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/places/countries/index.html to find out where these countries are located. Use a different color for each spice's country or countries of origin so where the different spices came from can easily be seen. (If you print your own map, enlarge it as a gif. and print in landscape under print setup).

7. Keep a list of all web sites and other sources you use to get the information for this report. You will be asked to write a bibliography (directions at https://www.asdk12.org/staff/benolkin_teresa/pages/mla.html and must have at least four links, books, sources.

Other Resources:
http://members.tripod.com/~thecooksbooks/spices_faq.html

Links to herbs and spices

http://www.cookbook.hu/angol_receptek/spicetips.html

http://www.freedomyou.com/recipes/herbs%20and%20spices.htm

http://www.pbs.org/hiddenindia/spices/index.htm

http://concise.britannica.com/ebc/article-9379301/spice


(Spice Routes)
http://asiapacificuniverse.com/pkm/spiceroutes.htm


Click on Spices in the Middle Ages and Age of Discovery
http://www.pbs.org/hiddenindia/spices/index.htm
Sources of spices http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=SourcesOfSpices.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0
Use as medicine http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=SpicesAsMeds.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0
What is a spice? http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=whatisaspice.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0
Why were spices important?
http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/spice/index.cfm?spicefilename=important.txt&itemsuppress=yes&displayswitch=0
Getting Started
http://www.uwsp.edu/natres/nres715/Enrolled%20Students/nres_715_ii_section_c.htm

List A List B
Cardamom
Cinnamon
Cloves
Ginger
Nutmeg
Pepper
Saffron
Turmeric
Anise
Arrowroot
Cassia
Chile Pepper
Chocolate
Coriander (Cilantro)
Cumin
Dill
Fennel
Fenugreek
Frankincense and Myrrh
Galangal
Garlic
Horseradish
Licorice
Lily family
Mint family
Mustard
Nutmeg and Mace
Onion http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/PLANT
answers/publications/vegetabletravelers/onions.html
Parsley family
Sugar
Sumac
Tamarind
Vanilla



Extra Credit. – Research two or more spices/herbs and follow the above directions – each one is worth 10 points if correctly and completely done, up to 50 points.

Edited 10/15


   


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