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Acres of Adventures – 1

National 4-H Curriculum

This is a two book series for educators desiring to enrich the scientific learning environment by tying lessons into week long celebrations of Agriculture. It is created by the National 4-H Curriculum for cultivating excitement for science and agriculture in school and in afterschool programs.

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Acres of Adventures – 2

National 4-H Curriculum

This is a two book series for educators desiring to enrich the scientific learning environment by tying lessons into week long celebrations of Agriculture. It is created by the National 4-H Curriculum for cultivating excitement for science and agriculture in school and in afterschool programs.

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The six chapters focus on issues, food safety, pesticides and pest management, water quality, wetlands and endangered species. Each chapter has a classroom activity and resources for further exploration. Two of the activities were designed by students.

Caretakers All Book

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Caretakers All

Oregon Beef Council

This six-lesson “Caretakers All” program covers animal care, recycling, environmental independence, soil, water and plant conservation, among other topics. Cattle ranchers in Deschutes County helped fund this education program to teach third and fourth grade students  on principles of good environmental caretaking, according to the Oregon Beef Council.

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This resource allows students to see and touch various types and varieties of grain including: Common Wheat, Club Wheat, Rye, Triticale, 6-row Barley, 2-row Barley, and Oats.

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Connect the Dots

Oregon Beef Council

This cross-curricular instructional unit includes three lesson plans that align with national standards. Lessons include: Tracing Agriculture in My Daily Life; Linking the Sun to my Plate; and Understanding the Families Behind My Food.

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Cotton’s Journey

The ALACA Company

This comprehensive kit is designed to give inquisitive minds a whole unit experience through the many types of cotton, and what this commodity provides. The curriculum puts into practice the inquiry-based approach and meets many national standards for all disciplines.

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This teachers guide pairs perfectly with the Cotton’s Journey kit. It includes interactive lessons and classroom activities to teach students about the journey of cotton.

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This instructional unit is versatile and can be adapted to various grade levels. The guide contains information and lesson plans about the ecosystem, microorganisms, farmer role-playing, pesticides, and the environment, and world populations and food production. Well written and teacher friendly. These materials would be very useful in 5th grade science and economics education for grades 4-9.

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This hands-on guide explores Mother Nature’s development of soil and soil enhancements through composting.

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