Students can choose from many menu items in order to "serve" their deeper understandings of "Beowulf" to you, their teacher. The project allows for creativity and choice, and it promotes many different learning styles. The dishes would have been authentic to the time period as well!
Here is a preview from the menu's instructions:
You are no longer a student in the United States in 2016. (Insert Teacher’s Name) has created a time machine, and you are now a part of King Hrothgar’s household. You have been assigned the very important task of preparing an aristocratic feast to celebrate a young hero’s success against a local monster. For the feast to be successful, you must gather the essential fixings. Some ingredients will be more difficult to prepare than others. Be sure to concoct one beverage or bread, one entree, and one type of side in order to please the king and receive his bountiful rewards. Bring your work in a folder. All work is due (Insert Date). Be prepared to present your work.