This menu guides a layered curriculum for students to explore various texts about a historical era. Students explore novels, poems, non-fiction, etc to "spend money" which equates to their grade. Students must read one of each menu item which ensures they spend $35 (a C) but they can choose how to spend more money by reading more texts. Each course has accompanying "clear your plate" options to show student comprehension and ensure student accountability. Students keep track of what they've read and how they've cleared their plate on the receipt on the back.