ERIC Number: ED313210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
New York Agriculture in the Classroom. Grade 4.
These classroom exercises have been designed to maximize teacher time, while creating an awareness of our food and fiber system among New York fourth 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. Word puzzles, stories, games, and writing exercises in the language arts series help students learn composition, reading, and agricultural terminology. Word problems in the mathematics section have to do with agricultural production and help students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and rounding numbers. Material in the science section teaches students the relationship between agriculture and the life cycles of plants and animals. Activities include observing life cycles of animals and plants in the classroom. The social studies materials help children think about issues of culture and interdependence. Activities include creating a pictorial timeline of agricultural history and encouraging class discussion about farming lifestyles. Another unit studies the use of plants as medicines and food in the early American colonies. The document also offers word puzzles and line drawings for students to color. Additional resources include "New York Is Growing"--a children's workbook on New York agriculture, a wall poster, and a U.S. Department of Agriculture bibliography of 328 educational resources about agriculture. (TES)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Animals, Class Activities, Educational Resources, Elementary School Science, Farm Occupations, Food, Grade 4, 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