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Agricultural Literacy Subscription Box

Learn about Oregon agriculture!

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom is excited to introduce our Agricultural Literacy Subscription Box program. Oregon K-5th grade educators are invited to apply to learn about Oregon agriculture through these fun hands-on lessons. Each month participants will receive a box featuring an agricultural topic including a FREE children’s book and materials for an associated lesson. See the program requirements and a complete list of lessons in the tabs below!

The application period has closed. Register below to be added to our waitlist.

 

Subscription Box Topics

Pre-test

K-2: Printable | Online
3-5: Printable | Online

January - Wool

*Coming Soon*

February - Black History Month (Hydroponics)

*Coming Soon*

March - Women's History Month

*Coming Soon*

April - Honey & Beeswax

*Coming Soon*

May - Greenhouse & Nursery

*Coming Soon*

June - Dairy Cows

*Coming Soon*

Program Information

Participants of the program must agree to utilize the materials in the month they are designated for as seen in the list linked below. As a requirement of the grant that funded this program, students must be given a 10 question pre-test prior to the start of the activities in September and a post-test at the conclusion of the activities in June to measure student’s growth in agricultural knowledge over the school year. The test will be provided to teachers by email upon acceptance into the program for use with students. For younger grades, students can take this test together as  a class.

September – Introduction to Agriculture
Book: How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth
Lesson: 6 F’s of Agriculture

October – Apple Production
Book: Fall Apple Fun by Martha EH Rustad
Lesson: A is for Apples

November – Native American Heritage Month
Book: The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
Lesson: Three Sisters Garden

December – Christmas Trees
Book: Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray
Lesson: *Coming Soon*

January – Wool Production 
Book: Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola
Lesson: Baa, Ram, Ewe….Sheep Tales

February – Black History Month
Book: Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Eric-Shabazz Larkin, et al.
Lesson: Living Necklace

March  – Women’s History Month
Book: How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine by Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, et al.
Lesson: *Coming Soon*

April – Honey bees
Book: These Bees Count by Alison Formento
Lesson: Busy Bees

May – Greenhouse & Nursery 
Book: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Lesson: My Little Seed House

June – Dairy Cows
Book: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish (Tales of a Dairy Godmother) by Viola Butler and Ward Jenkins
Lesson: Journey from Cow to You

September – Introduction to Agriculture
Book: Where did my clothes come from? by Christine Butterworth and Lucia Gaggiotti
Lesson: Source Search

October – Apple Production
Book: The Apple Orchard Riddle by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas
Lesson: Grafting the Red Delicious!

November – Native American Heritage Month
Book: The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
Lesson: Three Sisters Garden

December – Christmas Trees
Book:  Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray
Lesson: *Coming Soon*

January – Wool Production 
Book: Weaving the Rainbow by George Ella Lyon and Stephanie Anderson
Lesson: Wool Spinning

February – Black History Month
Book: Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Eric-Shabazz Larkin, et al.
Lesson: Test Tube Hydroponics

March  – Women’s History Month
Book: How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine by Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, et al.
Lesson: *Coming Soon*

April – Bee Life Cycle & Beeswax
Book: Honeybee: The Busy Life of Aphis Mellifera by Candace Fleming
Lesson: Beeswax Lip Balm

May – Greenhouse & Nursery 
Book: In the Garden: Who’s Been here? by Lindsay Barrett George
Lesson: Desktop Greenhouse

June – Dairy Cows
Book: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish (Tales of a Dairy Godmother) by Viola Butler and Ward Jenkins
Lesson: Milk Makin’ Math