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.
Mamita explains how bread is created and celebrates its goodness by singing a short and simple Spanish song. The music for this original song, along with lyrics in both Spanish and English, is included at the end.
Foods & Nutrition
| Type: Book | Age: K - 4th
The exercises in this manual were developed and tested by seventh graders. These young students were quick to demonstrate a hands-on approach to testing which of the experiments in this book were successful and which were not. Their excitement in doing these activities were important and proved that “Science is Fun.” A great resource for year-around use in the classroom.
Our lifestyles often influence what and how we eat. This fascinating book examines how food is grown, prepared and appreciated by different cultures around the world. Children will be interested to learn why certain foods are more popular in certain parts of the world and why we eat the foods we do.
Farming, Foods & Nutrition
| Type: Book | Age: K - 12th
Forestry examines all aspects of the industry, from the planting of new seedlings to the inner workings of a sawmill and a pulp and paper mill. This engaging picture book uses a combination of fact and fiction to introduce young children to the people, machines and environmental concerns involved in one of America’s most important resource-based industries.
Conservation & Natural Resources, Forestry, General Agriculture
| Type: Book | Age: 1st - 5th
This beautifully illustrated tale presents a daughter’s tender memories of growing up in rural America-from chasing mourning doves across shafts of sunlight and playing hide-and-seek between the cows to swinging from a rope into a feathered of hay. At the center of her memories are the songs her father played for the cows and the love he showed for his daughter.
Animals, Farming, General Agriculture
| Type: Book | Age: 1st - 4th