This book introduces students to the one resource we cannot live without, but take for granted. Water explains, in an engaging student-friendly manner, the Hydrologic Cycle or Water Cycle. It explains the different states of water and how these states affects the world we live in. This book also discusses watersheds, river basins, and wetlands; and explains why irrigation is an important component of good water stewardship.
After studying fish and their lifecycles in Oregon’s Interior Valleys (chapter 7) in the Get Oregonized text, rubber fish replicas allow students to create beautiful Gyotaku (fish prints). These rubber fish replicas are of chinook salmon, perfect for after a lesson on the state fish!
Conservation & Natural Resources, Oregon
| Type: Fish PrintManipulative | Age: K - 12th
Ultimately, ranching is about a deep-rooted contribution – a contribution to preserving the cultural and scenic landscape of Oregon, a contribution to wildlife and the environment, a contribution to feeding the world through the use of renewable and well-managed resources. It’s an enterprise of aspiration, a commitment to the past, a path to unknown frontiers. Every day, Oregon’s 12,000 ranching families step out into the rising sun, and renew their commitment to Oregon, the sustainability of its resources, and to the people they serve. This video is available on YouTube. Length: 12 minutes.
The storyteller spins a web of fantasy while the campfire sends a shower of sparks leaping into the night sky to drift among the ancient stars. It is in this manner that the history of mankind has been passed from one generation to the next. In North America the native people formed their cultures and spiritual beliefs through stories. In today’s world it might appear that campfire stories can no longer compete with movies and television. But no special effect can ever come close to the power and impact of human imagination.
This book is full of short stories about the Wild West. Watch the faces of your listeners and know the value and significance of keeping alive our time-honored traditions of oral history.
The first white children to come west were sons and daughters of the pioneers. They trudged barefooted beside the wagons, across the dusty plains, through the heat and the prickly pear cactus and over the mountains of sharp volcanic rocks. Some never made it and piles of stones and improvised crosses marked their graves. Those who survived found a wonderful playground out west. A playground of bright-colored rocks, slow-moving streams, wide-open spaces and deep, dark forests.
American history program for secondary teachers featuring the story of American agriculture, an event timeline, lesson plans and more. Educators can use the program to teach about agricultural innovations, research and inventions that have positively changed the lives of all Americans, their culture, economy and quality of life. All of the information can be found on the National Ag in the Classroom website. Click here to get started.
General Agriculture, Oregon
| Type: Instructional Unit | Age: 4th - 12th
When Brother’s dad is shipped off to Iraq, along with the rest of his reserve unit, Brother must help his grandparents keep the ranch going. He’s determined to maintain it just as his father left it, in the hope that doing so will ensure his father’s safe return. The hardships Brother faces will not only change the ranch, but also reveal his true calling.
Animals, Conservation & Natural Resources, Farming, General Agriculture, Oregon
| Type: Book | Age: 4th - 8th