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In the Hive with the Beekeeper

Did you know that honeybees are responsible for pollination? Today, we will learn all about bees and their role in our daily lives. You’ll get to visit some actual beehives and even meet a beekeeper!

“Hero for the Hungry” Educator’s Guide

This guide was developed to accompany the book, Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug. Hero for the Hungry is a moving and informative biography of the 20th-century American agriculture scientist whose innovations in crop varieties founded the Green Revolution and fed hundreds of millions of people around the world.

There are 13 lessons for grades 6-10.

Upclose Experience Bees

Have you ever seen a beehive up close before? What about the inside of a beehive? Honeybees play an important role in agriculture and our daily lives. Explore a beehive up close in our new 360 Video Series titled “Up Close”!

Food and Farm Facts Activities Guide 4-6

These activities were designed for 4th to 6th grade learners to accompany the 2021 Food and Farm Facts Book. Activities range from 20-45 minutes and are great to further learning.

From Seed to Shirt

This My American Farm game was funded by Nichino America.Turn fiber into fashion in this amazing amusement! Harvest a bumper crop of fun as you learn how farmers cultivate cotton to make classic couture. Grow your mind and build your wardrobe in this two-part game.

How To Grow A Monster Educator’s Guide

This guide was developed for teachers and volunteers to accompany the book, “How to Grow a Monster,” a part of the Makers Make It Work series. This book ties into the popular Makers Movement, focusing on problem-solving, hands-on activities, and gardening. These 7 activities explore science, literacy and math for kindergarten through 3rd grade learners.

The Bug Girl Educator’s Guide

This educator’s guide was developed for teachers and volunteers to accompany the book, “The Bug Girl.” This guide is best for first to third grade learners and explores bugs and women in science. The 8 activities cover science, math and literacy.

Honeybee Educator’s Guide

This guide was developed for teachers and volunteers to accompany the book, “Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera”. The lessons are best for grade levels 1-3 and explore the lifecycle of a honeybee, pollination, and honey!

Barn At Night Educator’s Guide

This guide was developed for teachers and volunteers to accompany the book, Barn At Night. Best for K-2 learners, the standards-aligned lessons explore the types of animals found on farms and how farmers care for them.

Fall Foods Ag Mag

In this Ag Mag, we look at the foods we grow in the fall. Explore how farmers grow and gather these foods and learn why the seasons are vital to the way we eat. Let’s get started!

Soils Ag Mag

This Ag Mag answers the question “What is soil?” Learn the difference between sand, silt and clay, kinds of soil around the U.S. and globe, related careers and much more!

Water.Sources.Use.Conservation

Water: sources, use, conservation introduces 3rd to 5th grade students to the one resource we cannot live without, but take for granted. Water explains, in an engaging student friendly manner, the Hydrologic Cycle, showing how water moves from one physical state to another and how each of these states affects agriculture. It introduces students to watersheds, river basin, and wetlands; explains why irrigation is an important component of good water stewardship.

This book is no longer in print; once the stock is gone, it is gone.

The Vibrant Variety

This booklet explores ag-related careers and is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of plant scientist and ag journalist. 

The Very Oldest Pear Tree

In the 1630s in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a Puritan settler planted a pear tree?the first pear tree in America. More than a century later, the tree still bore fruit, impressing a famous poet and one of the first US presidents. The pear tree survived hurricanes, fire, and vandalism, and today, more than 350 years after it was first planted, it's alive and strong, and clones of it grow all around the U.S.

The Hundred-Year Barn

In this joyful celebration generations of family and their tender connection to the barn, Newbery Medal - winning author Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Kenard Pak spin a tender and timeless story about the simple moments that make up a lifetime.

 

This beautiful picture book is perfect for young children who are curious about history and farm life.

The Fruit We Eat

Gail Gibbons combines a clear, simple text with her signature illustrations to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.

The Cow Conundrum

This booklet explores ag-related careers and is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of dairy farmer and veterinarian. You can also download for free here: http://myamericanfarm.org/classroom/ecomics/books

The Bug Girl

Real-life 7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds, and the importance of staying true to yourself.

The Artistic Arrangement

This booklet explores ag-related careers and is part of the My Little Ag Me book series from My American Farm and Feeding Minds Press. The idea behind the stories is to create curiosity around the highlighted careers and thought processes professionals use to complete their work.  This book explores the careers of plant scientist and ag journalist. You can also download for free here: http://myamericanfarm.org/classroom/ecomics/books

The Apple Orchard Riddle

  • Mr. Tiffin and his students from the popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? book are back in this sequel. 
  • In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students go on a school trip to an apple orchard. On their trip they learn all about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. 
  • This book also celebrates the different learning styles of children.
  • Perfect for K-3rd grade students!

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