School Gardens Sprouting in Chicago
Chicago kids help create urban gardens.
GREAT SITES FOR TEACHING ABOUT...
From September 17 to 23, the Humane Society of the United States and its local chapters are promoting public awareness of farm animals--those productive, hardworking creatures that contribute so much to our survival and comfort. What better time to enjoy some lively, informative, and fun Web sites all about farm animals?
New Books Help Growing Kids Grow Great Gardens!
Green-thumbed kids can grow schoolyard gardens, victory gardens, salsa gardens, and more. Find great ideas for growing great classroom projects in three recently released books!
Gems from the Garden --- Digging Up Activities for All Ages!
As temperatures warm and snow melts, educators search for ways to invite new growth into their classrooms. The Internet is full of hands-on activities for the indoor and outdoor gardener. Plant a seed, design a garden, or investigate the life of a worm --- welcome the new season with those activities and a crop of others! Included: Online resources for students to plan and plant their own Fantasy Farm!
Great Sites for Teaching About......Gardens
Each week, Education Worlds Great Sites for Teaching About page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. This weeks sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about gardens.
Schoolyard Soil Dwellers: Whats Living in Your Schoolyard?
As a part of an online project called Schoolyard Soil Dwellers, students are digging up their playgrounds to uncover critters that make the land their home. Participants in this creative online project are discovering the rewards of getting their hands dirty and comparing data across the miles! Included: Teachers and students share their experiences with the project!
"Harvesting" the Web for Farm Resources
Fall is the traditional harvest time. Leaves are falling, pumpkins are ripening, and apples are just waiting to be picked from the trees. With
many crops ready to be gathered, it's the perfect time to "farm" the Internet for agricultural resources! Included: Web sites for students of
State Fair Activities: Fun and Challenges
Where can you find cows, candy apples, country singers, and Cajun cooking -- all in one place? You'll see all of those things, and more, at
a typical state fair in 1998. A tradition in many states, these fairs bring people together to celebrate their heritage and enjoy the fun
things in life.
From Maize to Milk: A Barnyard Full of Activities!
Put on your straw hat and grab a pitchfork -- it's time to go down on the farm! These activities -- centered around pigs, corn, milk, and
more -- are guaranteed to make your students "hoot and holler"! Activities for all ages!