ERIC Number: ED313207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Bud's World. Grade 3. New York Agriculture in the Classroom.
This collection of classroom exercises was designed to maximize teacher time, while creating an awareness of our food and fiber system among New York third graders. The materials are color-coded, falling into four categories: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Each exercise includes background information, concepts, and objectives for the teacher. The language arts series directs students to write descriptive paragraphs, to read, and to create a bulletin-board forest scene while learning about plants and animals. The mathematics section offers puzzles and word problems having to do with food and animals. Activities in the science section focus on plant and animal life studies, helping students to learn plant and animal parts and to understand the life cycle of honeybees. The social studies materials teach children the history of the horse's role in society. Another unit describes food production through history, including the Stone Age, early civilization, ancient Egypt, Europe, and the American colonies. Subjects also include the steam engine and modern farm machinery. The document offers word puzzles and line drawings for students to color. Additional resources include a booklet--"Bud's World"--on American agriculture and wildlife, a wall poster, a small coloring book, a booklet on wheat, and a U.S Department of Agriculture bibliography of 328 educational resources about agriculture. (TES)
Descriptors: Agricultural Machinery, Agriculture, Class Activities, Educational Resources, Elementary School Science, Food, Grade 3, Horses, Mathematics Materials, Primary Education, Rural Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Writing Exercises
Cornell University, Dept. of Education, 24 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($54.00 postpaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.; New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets, Albany.; New York Farm Bureau, Inc., Albany.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York