ERIC Number: ED313208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
New York Agriculture in the Classroom. Grade 5.
These classroom exercises have been designed to maximize teacher time, while creating an awareness of our food and fiber system among New York fifth 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 encourages students to create haiku, telegrams, advertising, and wall posters to communicate facts and ideas about agriculture. The mathematics section offers word problems having to do with agricultural production. Activities in the science section focus on plant and animal life studies. Students are encouraged to discuss the absence of life on the moon, classify animals, cultivate and observe real plants in the classroom, and monitor various variables of plant growth. The social studies materials help children differentiate between past and present agricultural practices and understand how technology facilitates food production. Students are also encouraged to learn about agricultural regions of the country and agricultural careers and to recognize interrelationships among different professions. The activities in this section include crossword puzzles, class discussion, inviting a guest speaker, and creating a timeline. Additional resources include "New York's Big Apple" (a booklet on New York agriculture), two posters, a guide to agricultural professions, and a U.S. Department of Agriculture bibliography of 328 educational resources about agriculture. (TES)
Descriptors: Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Animals, Class Activities, Educational Resources, Elementary School Science, Food, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Mathematics Materials, 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