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Manual for Judging Oregon Soils

Herbert Huddleson, Gerald F. Kling

Covers soil basics such as soil formation, horizons, properties (including textural classes), profiles, site characteristics and evaluation, and the influences of soil characteristics on management decisions.

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The Grow Local program’s School Garden Activity Guide offers 23 hands-on activities for gardening, food systems, and cooking designed primarily for upper elementary and middle school, with extensions for older grades available. The activities can be used with multiple academic subjects and may take place inside the classroom and outside in the school garden.

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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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How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers

Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle

In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them. Today both schools and parents have a unique opportunity—and an increasing responsibility—to cultivate an awareness of our finite resources, to reinforce values of environmental stewardship, to help students understand concepts of nutrition and health, and to connect children to the natural world. What better way to do this than by engaging young people, their families, and teachers in the wondrous outdoor classroom that is their very own school garden?

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How to Grow a School Garden- A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers

Arden Bucklin-Sporer, Rachel Kathleen Pringle

How to Grow a School Garden is a complete guide for parents and teachers to answer kids’ biggest questions: Where does my food come from? Is nature important to me? This guide is packed with strategies, to do lists, detailed lesson plans, and easy recipes. A must have for parents, teachers, and administrators! This book needs to be returned. 

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The Columbian Exchange- World Food Map

Debra Spielmaker, Grace Struiksma

There are three fun activities that allow students to explore New World and Old World food origins to understand how the Colombian Exchange, of the 15th and 16th centuries, altered people’s lives worldwide. This kit includes a fabric map with laminated world food cards. This kit must be returned.

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Students will use the fact cards to gain knowledge on important issues facing agriculture. Students will analyze each issue from the perspectives of farmers, consumers and lawmakers searching to find common ground on each issue through this activity. View the complete lesson for more information on this activity.

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Students will learn how to determine reliable information sources on the internet to develop fact-based writing about agricultural topics. Use this lesson alongside the Google Lies, Wikipedia Stinks and Siri Doesn’t Even Go Here lesson found on the Oregon Lessons page. This kit does not need to be returned. 

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Grow a bean in a bag using water beads! Each water bead is colored and represents the needs of plant for growth and development. This kit does not need to be returned. 

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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Kit

2021 Literacy Project

Students explore the research of Dr. Temple Grandin in a story about her research in animal handing while preserving in the face of adversity as a young student diagnosed with autism. In this activity, students will take on the role of a engineer to build a model of a corral using play dough. Materials included: a FREE copy of the book, bookmarks for each student, and a corral diagram. Please indicate the amount of students at checkout

Literacy Project Lesson Plan: Virtual

Literacy Project Lesson Plan: In-person

 

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