ERIC Number: ED313209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
New York Agriculture in the Classroom. Grade 6.
These classroom exercises have been designed to maximize teacher time, while creating an awareness of our food and fiber system among New York sixth 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 and illustrate brief poems about nature; study agricultural terminology; identify and create advertising slogans; and read "The Life of a Pig," a narrative about pigs being raised for commercial purposes. The mathematics section teaches students to work with whole numbers and fractions, using word problems about agricultural production. The science unit includes instructions on helping students learn about the life cycles of plants by making a terrarium or growing a new houseplant from a leaf section. Other material helps students learn about growing corn, the food chain, and paper wasps. Materials in the social studies section help students learn about making paper, and about life on different kinds of farms. Additional resources include two Soil Conservation Society cartoon booklets about agriculture and land use, a wall poster illustrating beef byproducts, and a U.S. Department of Agriculture bibliography of 328 educational resources about agriculture. (TES)
Descriptors: Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Class Activities, Educational Resources, Elementary School Science, Farm Occupations, Food, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Livestock, Mathematics Materials, Rural Education, Science Activities, Social Studies
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