Social Studies & Economics

  • 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...

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    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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  • 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 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 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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    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 - 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...

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    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 Agriculture Activity Map - Downloadable PDF

    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.This map is formatted to be printed on 11" x 17" paper. If you do not have a large format...

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    Utah Agriculture Activity Map Poster

    Grades K-7 (Bulletin Board, Map) This 25" X 40" map of Utah has been divided into counties and identifies the commodities produced there. Students can color and learn to use a legend.  Download PDF of this map. Lesson plans associated...

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    Utah Counties Map

    Grades K-7 (Bulletin Board, Map) This map of Utah is 33" X 40". It has been divided into counties for students to color and label. Purchase with or without lamination. Download the PDF version of this map.

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  • Wheat Bundle

    Grades K-10 (Kit) Wheat is the most widely used grain across the globe. Experience threshing and grinding the wheat with your students while discussing how bread is made in different cultures. Each wheat bundle has 35 stalks of wheat. A Note on Wheat...

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