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.
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
History of spices and their uses
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
4. Research two spices or one spice and
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?
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
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
. – 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.