Wheatland Traveling Resource Trunk
This trunk presents a comprehensive unit for kindergarten through second grade classes. The information is designed to introduce plant growth, wheat cultivation, Kansas history, the process by which grains become food for human consumption, and the importance of nutrition from foods made from wheat. The emphasis is on objects associated with wheat production which children can discover firsthand. Related books, work sheets, games and activities to reinforce learning have also been included. Worksheets, photographs, and other materials needed to teach the lessons are not included in this online version of the manual.
Use objects, puppets, a non-fiction and a fiction book to follow wheat from planting to bread.
- Day 1 - Wheat from Field to Table
- Day 2 - Dramatization of The Little Red Hen
- Day 3 - Growing Wheat
- Day 4 - Preparing Soil and Planting Wheat
Use historic photographs and scale models of farming equipment to discuss cutting and threshing wheat, and then create your own classroom exhibit.
- Day 5 - Cutting Wheat
- Day 6 - Threshing Wheat
Learn about milling and packaging flour with photographs and flour sacks. Use a mill to make flour from wheat. A Grain of Wheat book shows the parts of a kernel of wheat.
- Day 7 - Milling (Grinding) Wheat
- Day 8 -Packaging Flour
Learn about the nutrition in wheat using bread and juice, and then bake Teddy Bear Bread.
- Day 9 - Nutrition and Baking
Review and reinforce what has been learned about wheat by playing a board game.
- Day 10 -Kansas "Wheatland" Game
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