Volunteers can use these guides to promote and understanding and awareness of agriculture in their local communities.

 


A Leaf Can BeA Leaf Can Be: Book Guide

Grades: K-2

The purpose of this activity is for students to grasp a sense of the complexity of the natural world. They will explore the way animals, plants, sun, soil, and water depend on each other. This is a story highlighting some long-known roles nature has in connection with other creatures.

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Agriculture & MeAgriculture & Me

Grades: K-2

Students learn about the wide scope of agriculture and explore the variety of agricultural products in their daily lives.

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Agriculture – The Center of an Economic WebAgriculture – The Center of an Economic Web

Grades: 3-5

Students will understand the interdependence of producers and consumers.

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Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic: Book GuideAuntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic: Book Guide

Grades: 3-5

The purpose of this activity is to interact with the book, Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic, with discussion questions and writing activities. This is a story of two Chinese-American sisters and their families as they discover a soybean field. The story happens at the intersection of commercial farming in the U.S. and a beloved food in Asian cultures.

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Build a CalfBuild A Calf

Grades: 3-5

Students will explore heredity in the context of beef cattle.

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Cornhusker NecklaceCornhusker Necklace

Grades: K-2

Plant a seed in a mini Ziploc bag and after a few days the necklace will be alive with growing sprouts – baby plants – for students to observe.

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Edible Plant PartsEdible Plant Parts

Grades: K-2

Identify whether common plants we eat are seeds, roots, stems, leaves, fruit, or flowers.

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Farmer George Plants a Nation: Book GuideFarmer George Plants a Nation: Book Guide

Grades: 3-5

The purpose of this activity is for students to be able to describe the relationships between events and ideas in historical texts. This is a story of the accurate account of the contributions of George Washington. In addition to being a general and one of the first presidents of the United States, he also made contributions to agriculture.

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Farm Animal YogaFarm Animal Yoga

Grades: K-2

Students explore the many animals that live on a farm through the instruction of yoga poses.

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Farming in a GloveFarming in a Glove

Grades: K-2

Students will follow instructions to grow four different types of seeds.

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Get the Wiggles OutGet the Wiggles Out

Grades: K-2

Use these phrases as a tool to help children release energy constructively and improve classroom behavior.

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Give Me Five!Give Me Five!

Grades: 3-5

Students learn about the five food groups and what state-grown foods fit into each group. This lesson makes a local connection to nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

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Many Hats of a FarmerMany Hats of a Farmer

Grades: 3-5

Students will understand that farmers and ranchers have to complete many different types of tasks for their jobs and why those tasks are important.

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My Healthy PlateMy Healthy Plate

Grades: K-2

Students will become familiar with the foods they eat and healthy eating habits while learning about the MyPlate food campaign.

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Nutritional SnackNutritional Snack

Grades: 3-5

Help students understand the basic nutritional needs of certain farm animals.

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Our WorldOur World

Grades: 3-5

Create a model that represents the amount of earth’s usable soil and water.

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PBF HoorayPB&J Hooray: Book Guide

Grades: K-2

The purpose of this activity is to have students complete a sequencing activity to help identify where the ingredients from common foods, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, come from, with a special emphasis on wheat, a major Nebraska crop.

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Seed SortingSeed Sorting

Grades: K-2

Students will observe various types of seeds and be introduced to seeds grown in Nebraska.

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The Apple CycleThe Apple Cycle

Grades: K-2

Understand and model the apple life cycle and relate it to other agricultural products.

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Tops & BottomsTops & Bottoms

Grades: K-2

Students will investigate where food comes from, the parts of the plants we eat, and the crops that are grown in Nebraska.

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Truth or HogwashTruth or Hogwash?

Grades: 3-5

Have students work in teams to play a game in which they will answer true/false questions about swine.

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