Creating a Web Cookbook
- Grade Level: Upper Elementary
- Subject Area: Math
Students report briefly on their experiences shopping for and cooking dinner for their families. Students use HTML editing software to write their menus, including suggestions based on their own experiences cooking them, cultural and social context for the recipes, if known, and pictures or graphics if they choose.
- Give a brief discussion of their experiences shopping and cooking for their families.
- Compile their recipes into a Web-based cookbook of dinner menus.
Materials and Resources
In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as a World Wide Web browser. In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity (in addition to those described above) and the level of Internet access required to do the activity.
- Special hardware requirements: Space on a server for storage of the recipes in "cookbook" format.
- Special software requirements: An HTML editing application.
- Internet access: A medium-speed or higher connection.
- Have each student give a brief discussion of their reactions to grocery shopping and cooking dinner.
- Have students use an HTML editing software application such as BBEdit or HTML Editor to format their menus, reactions to their experiences, and pictures, graphics, or cultural context if they so desire. Students can be as creative as they wish.
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