March Madness Agriculture and Basketball

Graphic Organizer

https://mm.tt/860119803?t=C9aCEBvCbV

Blank Graphic Organizer

https://mm.tt/861160060?t=UkZzhROYQs

Basketball

http://oklahoma4h.okstate.edu/aitc/lessons/extras/facts/sports.html

http://discover.monsanto.com/posts/history-basketball

Naismith

https://www.thoughtco.com/james-naismith-basketball-1991639

Illinois

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Illinois_Fighting_Illini_men%27s_basketball_head_coaches

Leather Basketball

https://purduephil.wordpress.com/2006/02/27/beef-trivia-%E2%80%93-questions-answers/

 Maple Floors

http://blog.cityfloorsupply.com/why-are-sports-floors-always-made-out-of-maple-wood/

Mascots

University of Nebraska Cornhuskers

http://www.unl.edu/

 

Army Mules for Army’s Black Knights

http://goarmywestpoint.com/sports/2015/3/6/GEN_2014010171.aspx

 

Artie the Fighting Artichoke—Scottsdale community college

http://www.gochokes.com/
Razorback Hogs of University of Arkansas

http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/

 

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Fighting Pickles

http://www.uncsa.edu/archives/uncsa-history/how-the-pickles-got-their-name.aspx

IL Mascots

Hoopeston Area High School Corn Jerkers http://www.hoopeston.k12.il.us/buildings/highschool/index.html

Cobden Appleknockers http://il.8to18.com/Cobden

Mattoon Green Wave  http://www.mattoon.k12.il.us/vnews/display.v/SEC/Mattoon%20High%20School

Farmington Farmers http://www.dist265.com/

Freeport Pretzels http://www.fsd145.org/Domain/16

Urban Farmer Will Allen

http://www.growingpower.org/about/leadership/will-allen/

(Check out Farmer Will Allen and The Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin)

 

Illinois Reads

First A Video!

 

A Graphic Organizer

https://mm.tt/844431376?t=DhhJPp578D

A Blank Graphic Organizer

https://mm.tt/844444937?t=MwYKbdHNXb

Learn more at the following links!

Illinois Reads

http://illinoisreads.org/

Inventors Secret

http://suzanneslade.com/suzanneslade/Teachers_files/Inventor%27s%20Secret%20Teacher%27s%20Guide.pdf

https://kid-lit-reviews.com/2016/01/05/qa-with-author-suzanne-slade-the-inventors-secret/

Watch a video of the book here!

https://www.charlesbridge.com/products/the-inventors-secret-what-thomas-edison-told-henry-ford

Edison’s Lightbulb

http://www.masteryworks.com/newsite/downloads/Mastery_TheElectricLightBulb.pdf

Henry Ford http://www.history.com/topics/model-t

Fordson Tractors

https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/sets/7150

Carver

http://www.biography.com/news/george-washington-carver-facts-national-peanut-month

Deere

http://www.biography.com/people/john-deere-9269591

McCormick

http://www.famousinventors.org/cyrus-mccormick

Glidden

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-Farwell-Glidden

National Milk Day 1/11

Celebrate National Milk Day January 11!

Watch the video here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOF0dKaRSlY

Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/826725365/national-milk-day

Blank Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/826734392/copy-of-national-milk-day

Contact you County AITC Coordinator for copies of the Dairy Ag Mag or Click

Here for an interactive Dairy Ag Mag!

http://agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags/DAIRY%20Ag%20Mag%20_SmartBoard_2015_3.pdf

National Milk Day

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-milk-day-january-11/

http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/today-is-national-milk-day.454361562/

Milk Jug

https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/evolution-of-the-milk-jug

Milk in School Lunch

https://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp/history_11

http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-school-lunch/

Dairy Farms in IL

https://www.midwestdairy.com/farm-life/dairy-in-the-midwest/#IL

Moo to You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRxPo0k88JU&feature=youtu.be

Where is my milk from?

http://www.whereismymilkfrom.com/

Animal Care

http://www.watchusgrow.org/illinois-farm-families-blog/baby-its-cold-outside#TammyWakely

St Louis District Dairy Council Adopt A Cow for Next School Year!

http://www.stldairycouncil.org/Adopt-a-Cow-2017/

 

 

Sugar Plums and Figgy Pudding

Watch this You-Tube Video first!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viY93_6GhLc

Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/808338436/christmas-candy-and-cookies

Blank Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/808341211/copy-of-christmas-candy-and-cookies

 

Some questions (and answers!)

  1. Name the state that just saw it’s last sugar cane processing plant close.  (Hawaii)
  2. What piece of children’s literature made gingerbread houses popular?  (Hansel and Gretel)
  3. Why do some people get oranges in their stocking? (legend says Santa Claus used to bring gold)
  4. What flavoring is produced in abundance in Oregon?  (Peppermint)
  5. What favoring is actually the root (rhizome) of a plant?  (ginger)

Sources

Sugar

https://www.statista.com/statistics/191975/sugarcane-production-in-the-us-by-state/

http://www.sugarindustrybiotechcouncil.org/sugar-beet-faq

 Hawaiian Sugar

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/12/17/505861855/the-final-days-of-hawaiian-sugar

 Christmas Cookies

https://fearlessfresh.com/a-brief-history-of-christmas-cookies/

http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/the-medieval-history-of-the-christmas-cookie

Gingerbread

http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-gingerbread/

Gingerbread Houses

http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas/videos/gingerbread-house

Animal Crackers

http://www.aol.com/food/story-behind-animal-cracker/#slide=3426185#fullscreen

Sugar Plums

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/sugar-plums_n_2272029.html

Candy Canes

http://inventors.about.com/od/foodrelatedinventions/a/candy_canes.htm

Fudge

http://www.darbysfudge.com/fudgehistory.html

Divinity

http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcandy.html#divinity

Oranges in Christmas Stockings

http://www.thekitchn.com/heres-why-we-put-oranges-in-stockings-at-christmas-holiday-traditions-from-the-kitchn-213985

Nuts and Nutcrackers

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2010/12/in_a_nutshell.html

Fruitcake

https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Cakes/Fruitcake.htm

http://www.villagevoice.com/restaurants/a-short-history-of-fruitcake-6429393

Figgy Pudding

http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/the-holiday-history-of-christmas-pudding

 

 

Christmas and Agriculture

Watch this video first!

Discussion Question:

What percentage of the US Christmas Trees are grown on a farm? (98%)

What states lead in production of Christmas Tree?  (Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, Michigan)

What is a Bracts?  (colorful leaves of the poinsettia)

Where are Poinsettias originally from?  (Mexico)

What is special about Female Holly plants? (has berries)

What is the State Tree of IL?  (White Oak)

What is the State Tree of Delaware? (American Holly)

Anglo Saxon Mistle (meaning dung) and Tan (toe) means twig.  Why are birds important to Mistletoe?

Completed Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/808162315/christmas-and-agriculture

Blank Graphic Organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/808181954/christmas-and-agriculture-blank

Related Links

Christmas Trees

http://extension.illinois.edu/trees/facts.cfm

http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/Education/Quick-Tree-Facts

https://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/results/ED46861C-C7AB-3096-828F-4E861C01AFEE

    POINSETTIA 

https://blogs.usda.gov/2015/12/01/poinsettias-helping-an-icon-to-bloom-at-the-right-time/#more-62176

http://extension.illinois.edu/poinsettia/care.cfm

http://extension.illinois.edu/poinsettia/facts.cfm

  Holly

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-470/430-470.html

https://www.todayshomeowner.com/how-to-grow-holly/

http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/trivia/holly.htm

Mistletoe (more than a Justin Bieber song!)

http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/mistletoe.shtml

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/mistletoe/mistletoe-control-info.htm

https://www2.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/not-just-for-kissing-mistletoe-and-birds-bees-and-other-beasts/

 

The 2016 Book Review!

JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

Check out the Book Review–A video and hard copy!

YOU TUBE VIDEO

In time for Small Business Saturday….or a visit to you other local favorite book store, it is time to take another look at a couple of good books with an agriculture message.    This year it seems that my common theme is ‘causes’. It is ironic how many causes you can make with an agriculture link.  

 

The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson (ISBN:978 1-62370-636-4).  In Illinois, roughly 53% of all students are eligible for free and reduced lunches.  This 4th-8th grade book explores friendship and economic hard times, including hunger.   What is it like to be hungry and help a friend?  Hunger might be next door and a bountiful food supply is the answer

Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle (ISBN 978-1-4521-2901)  My cause here is that farming is hard work!  This Pre-K to 2 picture book showcases a small farm getting ready for winter.  Nothing is typical about any farm, but the hard work that goes into all aspects of farms is apparent in this book!

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson (ISBN 978-0-06-229889-8)  Have you seen any unkind acts or words in the last week or so?  This Pre-K to 2 picture book that shows there is a little more than planting and harvesting in every seed!  A little kindness goes a long way in this beautifully illustrated book.

The Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber (ISBN 978-0-7636-7648-3).  Pollinators and agriculture are a cause you’ll continue to see in the coming year.  Pollinators are an agriculture priority, and this K-2 Read and Wonder book is complete with excellent vocabulary is part of our IAITC Book Grant Pollinator Bundle.   The message is in harmony with the message of farmers!

Water is Water by Miranda Paul (ISBM 978-1-59643-984-9  The water cycle told through beautiful illustrations and delightful poetic text.  Although this looks like a Pre-K to 2 book, but we consider it a big part of our IAITC Environmental Stewardship Book Grant Bundle.

And the list of causes goes on.  Looking for a book on labor and agriculture?  Check out Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez (ISBN 978-030705851230).  The history of genetics, biotechnology and plant science can be discovered in Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe (ISBN 978-0810954755).  Students with unique needs and STEM can both be found in Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery (ISBN 978-0-547-44315).  And of course if you are looking for an Illinois book about what it is really like to farm check out Heartland by Diane Siebert (ISBN 978-0064432870). This classic has recently been re-released and the combination of lyrical writing and outstanding illustrations by Aurora native Wendell Minor. 

Happy Reading!

Kevin Daugherty is  the Illinois Farm Bureau  Education Director for the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program and an avid reader.  He is currently reading That Hidden Road  (ISBN 978-1627201339) by Illinois native Rocco Versaci. It is the memoir of a bike ride across America. This book has great descriptions of the rolling fields of all sort of agriculture, as well as a reminder of the IAA Foundation Bike Ride for Agriculture!

Thanksgiving from the Farm!

 You tube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6O3nK-2qkw

Map

http://faculty.wiu.edu/LR-Zellmer/thanksgiving/tgiving2012.pdf

Turkey

http://minnesotaturkey.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13WaycPljak&feature=youtu.be

Mashed potatoes

https://idahopotato.com/why-idaho

 Green Beans

http://www.saveseeds.org/biography/keeney/index.html

 Broccoli

http://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/vegetables/broccoli/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AVu8XY5Zzw

 Ranch Dressing

http://www.omaha.com/go/the-story-of-the-nebraska-cowboy-who-invented-ranch-dressing/article_8f2d023e-5cf7-521f-aeda-55c59729583f.html

 Casserole

http://thefoodiescompanion.blogspot.com/2012/09/food-history-casserole.html

 Rolls

http://kswheat.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDEcvSc2UKA

Cranberries

http://www.wiscran.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZPXQ7nw_9Y

 Pie

Pumpkin

https://www.verybestbaking.com/articles/libbys-story

http://www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEtqJc6ddhA

 Pecans

http://georgiapecans.org/

http://www.vosspecans.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oFv6yqpbpw

Medicine

Graphic Organizer

https://mm.tt/787056606?t=9nzzJhvrzY

 Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJd8zDN-72I

Blank Graphic Organizer

https://mm.tt/787063141?t=A5oNZE6333

  Stitches and Agriculture

http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/campus/students-practice-stitching-pigs-feet/article_1c39a2cb-a42f-5fc1-bef2-1b270c43c680.html

 Heart Valves and Agriculture

http://www.heart-valve-surgery.com/biological-heart-valve-replacement.php

 Diabetes and Insulin

http://www.diabetes.co.uk/insulin/animal-insulin.html

 Penicillin and Agriculture

https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/timeline/penicillin/

 Eggs and Vaccines

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/how-fluvaccine-made.htm

 Aspirin from Bark of Willow Tree

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/Aspirin.html

 Chicken Soup

http://www.everydayhealth.com/cold-and-flu/colds-and-fevers.aspx

 

Discussion Questions:

  1.  How do doctors uses agriculture to practice stitches?
  2. What product was streamlined in Illinois at the USDA Ag Research Station in Peoria?
  3. How do eggs play a  role with the flu shot?
  4. What tree helped provide us with Asprin?
  5. What is your favorite comfort food when you are sick?  Explain

 

 

World Series

You-Tube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3tr-Kn0Zo8

Graphic organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/775110416/world-series

Blank graphic organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/782276985/world-series-copy

Bats

https://www.sluggermuseum.com/about-us/faqs

https://www.sluggermuseum.com/about-us/our-history

Baseballs

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-brief-history-of-the-baseball-3685086/?no-ist

http://agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags/Beef%20Ag%20Mag%202013%20for%20Smartboard_2.pdf

Turf

http://www.baseballpilgrimages.com/grass-at-major-league-ballparks.html#cubs

http://www.bushturf.com/about-bush-turf.html

 Ivy

http://www.thisdayinchicagocubshistory.com/Wrigley-Ivy.html

Wrigley

http://www.wrigley.com/global/about-us/the-story-of-wrigley.aspx

 Peanuts

http://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/nuts/peanut-profile/

Cracker Jack

http://www.fritolay.com/snacks/product-page/cracker-jack

 Jake Arrieta –

 http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/30145/jake-arrieta

 Ben Zobrist

 http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/28536/ben-zobrist

 Questions

What type of wood are most Louisville Slugger bats made from?  White Ash or Maple

 

 

 

 

Farm Drainage

Access a completed graphic organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/774824541/tile-drainage

Access a blank graphic organizer

https://www.mindmeister.com/775110416/copy-of-tile-drainage

Access the You-Tube Video here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9unn7ifZdRc

 

HISTORY OF TILE DRAINAGE

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bioreactors/history.cfm

 http://www.corrugated-pipe.com/some-history-of-drain-tile-your-dose-of-trivia-for-the-day/

 TILE DRAINAGE IN US

 http://genevahistoricalsociety.com/visit/johnston-house/

 https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/50301500/TheExtentofFarmDrainageintheUnitedStates.pdf

 TILE DRAINAGE and NITROGEN

http://draindrop.cropsci.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ten-Ways-to-Reduce-Nitrate-Loads_IL-Extension-_2016.pdf

Nitrogen

http://www.visionlearning.com/en/library/Earth-Science/6/The-Nitrogen-Cycle/98

4R Nutrient Stewardship Information

http://www.nutrientstewardship.com/

 QUESTIONS

  1. What portion of IL is most likely to be tile drained? (northern 2/3)
  2. What nationality was John Johnston that brought tile drainage to the US? (Scottish)
  3. Name two advantages of tile drained soil (warmer and dryer soil to plant earlier)
  4. In addition to soil, where can you find nitrogen in nature? (the atmosphere)
  5. Name the 4 Rs. (Right Source, Right Rate, Right Place, Right Time)

Check out this new music parody…..”Love Your Nutrients

video link here https://youtu.be/MzqIHso1xLI