Nebraska Educator Guides

Engage students with educator guides for active learning. These activities allow students to learn through many of their senses, while aligning with Nebraska State Education Standards.

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Journey of a Soybean

Grade: 2nd

Activity Summary: Students will understand how food gets from the grocery store to their home by participating in a sequencing activity to understand how soybeans are moved from producer to consumer. The sequencing activity will use a set of cards and allow students to predict the supply chain process and the rearrange their cards after watching a video from CGB Grain.

My Farm Web

Grade: 2nd

Activity Summary: This activity provides an excellent representation of a web to explore the role of agriculture in students daily lives using a graphic organizer as a teaching strategy to explore the definition of agriculture.

3rd Grade – 5th Grade

Agriculture is Everywhere

Grade: 4th

Activity Summary: In this activity, students will work as a team to create a list of products from agriculture. Once the list-making game is complete, students will research one of their examples to share the human, capital, and entrepreneurial resources to make the goods.

Nebraska Interactive Map Lessons

Grade: 4th

Activity Summary: Explore sixteen lessons addressing a range of social studies standards with connections to the text, The Nebraska Adventure second edition.

Transportation Across Nebraska

Grade: 3rd

Activity Summary: This activity puts students in the shoes of a career to be “working” for a transportation company. Students will access maps via a computer or tablet and complete a worksheet with questions about how Nebraska agricultural products are in all parts of the state and need to be transported to a variety of locations.

Wad-a-Watershed

Grade: 3rd

Activity Summary: This activity provides an excellent visual representation of a watershed and how the actions of everyone can impact water resources. Students will create a small watershed by wadding up a piece of paper, highlighting watershed areas, and spraying water to show how water moves across an area.