Food, Fiber, Natural Resources and More
The Colorado Reader is an eight-page student activity newspaper available free to Colorado educators (teachers can order their classroom sets online) thanks to sponsors. If you would like to sponsor a classroom, please visit the donations page or use the button in the right hand column.
Packaged in classroom sets of 25 and accompanied by a four-page teacher's guide, the Colorado Reader is published and distributed during the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April during the school year. Each issue is developed to allow educators to teach their students about agriculture and natural resource topics while reinforcing Colorado Content Standards. CFA has provided more than 6 million free copies of the Colorado Reader.
On average 1300 classrooms across the state subscribe to the series each year. CFA is the only provider of the Colorado Reader series.
The following readers and Teachers Guides (separate download) are available for download (click the triangles to sort the table).
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|Oil and Gas in Colorado | Natural Resources | 04/2015||
Oil and gas drilling began in Colorado in the 1860s. This reader explains where oil and gas comes from, how it is...view
|Ranching | Caring for Land & Animals | 03/2015||
Cattle ranching can be described as “the year-round care of cows and bulls to produce calves to raise and sell...view
|All About State Land Trusts | Other | 02/2015||
The State of Colorado is the second largest land owner in Colorado. (First is the Federal Government.) These lands...view
|Doing the Right Thing | Caring for Land & Animals | 01/2015||
The raising and care of livestock is known as animal husbandry. The care of livestock is very important to animal...view
|Water . . . Our Most Precious (and fun) Resource | Water | 11/2014||
Water is the basis of life, yet less than 1% of the water on Earth is usable to use. This reader provide a water 101...view
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