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Why Teach Students About Agriculture?

With low-cost food supplies and urban bias, is it any wonder that affluent consumers don't understand the food supply each year in its entirety, and expanding it further for the nearly 80 million mouths that are born into this world each year? — The late Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1970), wheat breeder and former professor, Texas A&M University, in a 2001 speech at Tuskegee University.

Colorado Literacy Project 2017

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The Colorado Literacy Project will take place from March through May this year. The Colorado Literacy Project provides an opportunity for students to meet farmers and ranchers as they read to students in kindergarten through fifth grades.

Volunteers needed to read to classrooms in 2017

The Colorado Literacy Project will take place during March through May this year. The Colorado Literacy Project provides an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to read to students in kindergarten through fifth grades. You will be provided with the book and resource materials to present a lesson on agriculture to the students. Feel free to bring pictures and talk about your own operation.

I-Pad Books

I-pad Books from Ag in the Classroom

Colorado Readers Become Interactive

Some of our Colorado Readers are now online and interactive. They use quizzing and other activities to reinforce learning. Each has a quiz at the end with results that can be printed and given to the teacher. These interactive readers list the content standards they help to reinforce. Take them for a spin by clicking on the reader covers below. You can also sign up to recieve links to new interactive readers as they become available.

Amazing Maize

Published: 
01/2017
Topic: 
Agriculture
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Amazing Maize Colorado Reader is all about corn. It discusses the types of corn grown in Colorado. It describes the parts of a kernel and the corn plant. It illustrates how corn farmers have become more efficient at raising corn in ways that protect land and water resources. It discusses biofuels and how corn is used to make ethanol. Corn is found in over 3,000 items in the grocery store. It is also an important product used in the manufacture of may items.

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Be Safe Around Electricity

Published: 
10/2016
Topic: 
Energy

We take for granted the electricity that we use every day. This reader shares with students ways to be safe around electricity. It also shares with them the path of electricity from the power plants to their homes. It introduces to them some of the safety equipment a lineworker would use. It also reinforces ways to be safe in a storm.

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Rangelands

Published: 
09/2016
Topic: 
Agriculture

Rangelands are natural landscapes dominated by native grasses, forbs and shurbs. Rangelands are important world wide. Students will learn about rangeland ecosystems and the animals that live on them in Colorado. They will learn why these areas are important. They will learn about the different types of rangelands found in Colorado. They will also explore some of the challenges in managing rangelands, especially those found on federal lands. They will be introduced to concept of conservation and conservation districts.

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Biotechnology 101

Published: 
04/2016

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