Free Lessons & Activities About Wheat and Agriculture

February 21st, 2008 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Wheatmania: Educational Materials

Age Range: 4-17 (Lessons for Grades PreK-12, archived at the featured site and the secondary site mentioned below.)

ClickSchooler Melanie from Nebraska recommended this website, sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, that provides all kinds of free downloadable lessons and activities for learning about wheat and other agricultural products! While the featured website about wheat has lessons for grades PreK-5, the site features a link to the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom that provides lessons for grades K-12.

So, let’s start with the featured site. When you arrive on the landing page you’ll see a menu of Educational Materials that include:

  • Fields of Gold: Preschool Education Packet – A pdf file that opens to a 36-page teaching guide that includes lessons on proper hand-washing, how to grow wheat, all kinds of tasty recipes that use wheat, fun things that can be made with wheat products such as play dough and more.
  • Exploring Kansas Crops: Educator’s Guide for 3rd-5th Grades – When you click on this item, it takes you to the Kansas Foundation for Educators website where you can download materials for:
    1. Exploring Kansas Farm Animals for 1st-2nd Grades
    2. Exploring Kansas Crops for 3rd-4th Grades (with applications for grades K-8)

But that’s not all! From the “Teacher’s Resources” button on the menu bar at the top of the page you can click on “Teacher Approved Lessons” to get to this JACKPOT site:

Kansas Foundation For Agriculture in the Classroom: Lesson Plans

Here, you will find an amazing assortment of lesson plans with activities for Grades K-12 on the following topics:

  • Crops
  • Conservation
  • General Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Livestock
  • Nutrition
  • Water and Soil
  • and more!

In addition to the lesson plans and activities available at these sites, take some time to explore the menus. You’ll find interactive games to reinforce learning, fun fact sheets, contests, and other free teacher resources as well.


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