National AITC Conference Newcomer Session

Newcomers to the National AITC Conference!  Welcome and Watch this video first! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZhtLcRZ0XY Next some links to support this video Check out the National AITC Website at https://www.agclassroom.org/ with a link to more conference info! The Schedule is located at :  https://naitcconference.usu.edu/Agenda.cfm Look at the complete program guide at https://naitcconference.usu.edu/index.cfm The Wednesday Morning Traveling Workshop … Continue reading National AITC Conference Newcomer Session

Take some YA and Agriculture with you to the beach!

Summer is here...and how about a reading list for teachers?  Whet your summer reading appetite with some YA and Ag Books! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yHolm6TO_0   Take some YA and Agriculture to the Beach! A recent survey found that over half of the audience for Young Adult Literature (YA) are adults!  Why not join the ranks and take … Continue reading Take some YA and Agriculture with you to the beach!

Mother’s Day and Agriculture

Mother’s Day and Agriculture First a Video https://youtu.be/-G5XTQmv_qs Graphic Organizer https://www.mindmeister.com/879988086?t=JR6AMsr66k Blank Graphic Organizer https://mm.tt/895529201?t=8S0szH2bgF History of Mother’s Day https://osr.org/blog/tips-gifts/20-fun-facts-about-mothers-day/ Illinois Flowers http://www.ilfb.org/2016%20FAFF/Illinois%20Specialty%20Farmers.pdf Illinois Green Industry Association http://www.illinoisgreen.net/ Eating Out http://www.restaurant.org/News-Research/News/Half-of-Americans-to-celebrate-Mother-s-Day-with-r French Toast http://www.foodreference.com/html/a-french-toast-history.html Wheat, Corn and Soy http://www.ilfb.org/2016%20FAFF/Illinois%20Leading%20Counties-Crops.pdf Dairy http://www.ilfb.org/2016%20FAFF/Illinois%20Leading%20Counties-Livestock.pdf Eggs http://www.ilfb.org/2016%20FAFF/Major%20Crops.pdf Funk’s Maple Sirup http://www.funksmaplesirup.com/#&panel1-3 Meet Ruth Zeldenrust http://www.watchusgrow.org/team/ruth-zeldenrust Meet Chris And Audra … Continue reading Mother’s Day and Agriculture

Easter and Agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDFkxBzKMmM Graphic Organizer https://www.mindmeister.com/812133173/easter-and-agriculture Blank Graphic Organizer https://mm.tt/879988086?t=JR6AMsr66k  Easter’s moveable date http://time.com/3758654/easter-date-change/ https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/determining-easter-date.html Easter spending https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/nrf-says-easter-spending-will-reach-173-billion http://time.com/money/4269806/easter-spending-facts-chocolate-peeps/ http://fortune.com/2016/03/18/easter-spending-halloween/     Easter Candy and Agriculture Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs (53%) Chocolate bunnies (48%) Jelly beans (48%) Hershey's Eggs (45%) Peeps (34%) Peanut Butter Egg http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=9669 Chocolate Hollow Bunnies https://foodimentary.com/2012/04/03/a-history-of-chocolate-bunnies/ Jelly Belly –Gustav Goelitz—Bellville IL https://www.jellybelly.com/company-historyContinue reading Easter and Agriculture

March Madness Agriculture and Basketball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEmxp85xVYs 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 … Continue reading March Madness Agriculture and Basketball

Illinois Reads

First A Video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpyEDJW0QQk   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 … Continue reading National Milk Day 1/11