Social Studies & Economics

  • Ag Today Issue 4

    Ag Today: Agriculture in Society (Issue 4)

    Ag Today Agriculture is everywhere! From the time we wake up in the morning until we end our day at night, we have encountered agriculture through the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the fuel we use for transportation. Ag Today is a great...

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  • AppleModel1

    Apple Land Use Model

    Imagine the Earth as an apple. Use this large, 18"X 18" apple model to demonstrate the distribution of the Earth's water and land resources. The model is two layers of durable styrene board with a handle on the back of the bottom layer. The top layer is...

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  • Beach Ball

    Beach Ball

    Do you have a complicated issue or problem to discuss with your students? Use a beach ball to demonstrate why a person might have a different "point of view." This activity helps students recognize that every issue can be seen from different points of...

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  • Cotton Bolls

    Grades 1-11 Help your students understand how the fiber in their clothing, towels, and sheets comes from cotton plants. The seeds must be removed from the cotton fibers to make cloth. This process is called ginning (after Eli Whitney's cotton gin; gin is...

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  • Google Earth

    Google Earth on the Range Repeat Photographs

    Grade 7 (Kit) Take a tour of Utah rangelands with historical photos and cutting edge technology. This kit includes one laminated copy of each repeat photograph included in the Googe Earth on the Range lesson plan, which ties together the past and future...

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  • Grains and Legumes

    Grains and Legumes of the World

    Grades 4-9 (Kit) This hands-on activity explores grains and legumes common in global agricultural production—barley, dent corn, popcorn, oats, rice, wheat, soybeans, lentils, and pinto beans. Students create their own journals that include...

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  • HerbsSpices

    Herbs and Spices Cards

    (Cards Only) This kit contains 30 cards with images of herbs and spices from around the world. The Herbs and Spices Cards are designed to be an add-on for someone that owns a World Fabric Map. A downloadable version of the cards can be found in the...

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  • lunch cards

    Lunch Cards

    (Cards Only) This kit contains 24 cards with images of foods commonly found in lunch boxes around the world. The Lunch Cards are designed to be an add-on to the World Fabric Map. A downloadable version of the cards can be found in the lesson plan...

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  • packing peanuts

    Packing Peanuts

    Grades 3-12 (Kit) Engage students in a quick and simple activity using a product that can be made from either renewable or non-renewable resources, packing peanuts. This kit contains enough petroleum-based, Styrofoam packing peanuts and corn-based,...

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  • Sheep

    Sheep - Utah's Agricultural Cornerstone

    Grades 4-7 (DVD 23 min.) During the first decades of the 20th century, sheep were the most important livestock in Utah in both numbers and value. In the 1920s there were over 2.5 million sheep in Utah worth $23 million dollars! Utah, with its millions of...

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  • three sisters seeds

    Three Sisters Seed Packet

    Grades 2-5 Native Americans relied heavily on corn, squash, and beans, the "three sisters," for their survival. This packet contains organic, heirloom seeds ready to plant in the garden to demonstrate early Native American farming techniques. Use this...

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  • Utah map

    Utah Agriculture Activity Map

    Grades K-7 (Map) This map of Utah has been divided into counties and identifies the commodities produced there. Students can color and learn to use a legend.The map is formatted to be printed on 11" x 17" paper. If you do not have a large format printer...

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