Scrambled States: Alabama and Alaska – 5/20

Intro Today we're talking about two "A" states that both have very different climate and agriculture than Illinois!  Find out more about Alabama's peanuts and Alaska's daylight hours below! K-3 One acre of peanuts will make enough peanut butter for approximately 30,000 PB&J's! Let's take a trip down to Alabama where 900 peanut farmers grow … Continue reading Scrambled States: Alabama and Alaska – 5/20

Scrambled States: Maryland and Massachusetts – 5/19

K-3 We don't have very many blue crabs here in Illinois, but in Maryland they are a major product and a Maryland tradition. Read this short article for kids to learn more about the fascinating blue crab! Next, watch this short video to learn about how crabs go from the sea to our table. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhzzrUqDKoQContinue reading Scrambled States: Maryland and Massachusetts – 5/19

Scrambled States: North Dakota and Ohio – 5/18

Today we're traveling to North Dakota and Ohio. In North Dakota, we'll learn about durum wheat, the wheat typically used to make pasta. North Dakota actually grows about 50% of all the durum wheat grown in the U.S.! And in Ohio we'll look at an agricultural product that is often overlooked: trees! So many products … Continue reading Scrambled States: North Dakota and Ohio – 5/18

Scrambled States: Missouri and Mississippi – 5/15

We're heading to two southern states today to look at two very different commodities!  Mississippi is one of the United States largest cotton producers while Missouri is home to Russell Stover Candy Inc. K-3 Clara and Russell Stover who began making candy in their own home kitchen in Denver, Colorado in 1923 and called their … Continue reading Scrambled States: Missouri and Mississippi – 5/15

Scrambled States: New Jersey and New Mexico – 5/13

These two states may be on complete opposite sides of the country, but they are right next to each other in the alphabet!  Because they are in extremely different locations, they have different climates which allows them to grow different types of crop and livestock!  Learn more about the chile peppers of New Mexico and … Continue reading Scrambled States: New Jersey and New Mexico – 5/13

Scrambled States: South Carolina and South Dakota – 5/11

Welcome back! If you are new this week....we are looking at agriculture in all 50 states! 10 new states this week! If you need a map...see below! The mixed up order of our lesson comes from this book! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxI9V_LODRM Intro Today we're talking about two states that are southerners to their northern counterparts! Learn more … Continue reading Scrambled States: South Carolina and South Dakota – 5/11