Social Studies

Cooking Through History. Let's Cook Ancient, Medieval, & Cultural Recipes FLEX

A fun & delicious way to learn world history. By eating the food, cooking, & learning the techniques of how these dishes were made, students will be able to connect with the diverse people and cultures of the world
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Over 6 weeks


year olds


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How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will not only learn history, but use it and taste it. By cooking the different cuisines of different time periods, we learn the methods of cooking and the styles of flavor that we give us a new insight into a culture, time period, or individual. Have you ever tried Julius Caesar's favorite snack?
Not only do I love cooking, but I taught with Harvard University's Dept. of Classics for 6 years as a Head Teaching Fellow. I taught The Rome of Augustus for which I was nominated for the Levenson Teaching Award and won awards for distinction in teaching each semester I taught with Harvard. I also have experience teaching Middle Ages Literature, Art, and History, Ancient Egyptian History, World History: Neolithic to 1500s, and Roman Games (Gladiators). Now, I homeschool my son and I greatly enjoy adapting my knowledge and classes designed for university level to each of his grade levels. 
After each student finishes their cooking creation, they will post a video or a paragraph explaining: 
1. How hard or easy was the dish to cook? 
2. Was it yummy? How is the flavor and the texture? 
3. Would you consider this dish unique? Have you ever tried anything like it before? 
4.Would you cook this dish again? Please explain why or why not. 
5. How did cooking and eating this food taught them more about the history and the culture of the people who originally made this dishes.
6. Finally, what questions or comments arose while you were cooking and eating our historical food? I will love to hear them and discuss on the class page.  

Finally, each week a quiz or a scavenger hunt activity will be posted on the subjects covered in the history talk videos that accompany each recipe. 
Once a week for 6 weeks, I will upload 4 items into our online classroom: 1) Our recipe, 2) The full-length cooking video, 3) The video of the history talk, and 4) a weekly quiz or scavenger hunt based on the information in the weekly history talk video. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parent's assistance may be required when dealing with heat (stove or oven) or prepping vegetables that need to be cut. Please let me know about any allergies or dietary restrictions and I am happy to accommodate. 
Ingredient lists, recipes, and videos will be provided each week. 


Sondra Rapoport, former Harvard teacher
Lives in the United States
Former Harvard Teacher
435 total reviews
392 completed classes

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