Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FACEBOOK Social Studies Project

Facebook Template - you can find this on the Social Studies page on the school website



Biography Center - database - use search bar to enter your person's name and find info

Student Resources - database - use search bar to enter your person's name and find info

Renaissance: ******************* Reformation:

Lorenzo de Medici ************* Martin Luther
Baldassare Castiglione ************* William Tyndale
Isabella D'este ************* Pope Leo X
Raphael Sanzio ***************** Charles V
Leonardo da Vinci ********Prince Frederick the Wise of Saxony
Michaelangelo Buonarroti ******** Henry VIII
Sofonisba Anguissola ********* Catherine of Aragon
Artemisia Gentileschi ********** Anne Boleyn
Francesco Petrarch ********** Queen Elizabeth I
Giovanni Boccaccio *********** Huldrych Zwingli
Niccolo Machiavelli *********** John Calvin
Vittoria Colonna ************** Katherine Zell
Albert Durer ***************** Ignatious of Loyola
Jan van Eyck ******************* Pope Paul III
Pieter Bruegel ********************* Pope Paul IV
Dante Alighieri *****************Queen Mary (Mary Tudor)
Desiderious Erasmus ************Filippo Brunelleschi
Thomas More ***************Montezuma II (15th-16th Century)
Christine de Pizan ************Christopher Columbus
William Shakespeare ********Hernan Cortes
Johann Gutenberg ***********Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco da Gama *************Bartolme de las Casas

Monday, May 13, 2013


Pie Lesson - Mr. Brecher

Your task is to research the origin and ingredients of your assigned pie to help you become proficient in describing and ultimately creating a pie in class. Remember to write down the citation information for each resource that you use during your research.  Use the websites and databases available to you in the library.  This activity will count as a quiz grade.  As you research your pie, please respond to the following questions:

Describe the taste of your pie (10 points)

Identify the composition of this pie: (10 points)
- Filling, Topping and Crust

What is the origin of your pie? Identify the region or country of your pie: (10 points)

At what point during the meal would you serve this pie? How would you classify your pie? (Sweet or Savory)  What is the ideal temperature to serve this pie?

Please describe in detail a variation of your pie.  Apply your knowledge and experience with gourmet foods and build on the knowledge you acquired today to create an original variation of the pie with a modern twist. (10 points)

List of Resources (30 points)

Fill in the information below for each website you found today. (Additional forms are available if needed)
1. Full name of the author of the site (if available) 

2. Name of the article on the website (if available)
3. Name of the website (for example: CNBC or Discover Channel
4. The publisher or sponsor of the site (for example: ehow or National Geographic)
5. The publication or last revised date of the site (hint: usually found at the bottom of the site)
6. The actual address or URL of the site (for example: www.biography.com)
7. The date you viewed the site (for example: May 7, 2012)
Exit Activity (20 points)
List one interesting fact about pies and share with the class


What’s Cooking America?
This site includes a comprehensive list of individual pie histories and links to recipes.
This site includes a food encyclopedia, recipes and healthy eating links.
Food Timeline
This site includes a general overview of pie and pie history.  It also lists recipes and interesting facts about pies.
Mince Pies
This site includes facts & history of Christmas Mince Pies and images of pies.

You can search thousands of recipes 

The sites below offer a brief overview of the history of pies.


Everything and all about pies-pie recipes, pie crust, pie reviews and more


This Wikipedia site is ok to use for this assignment