National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
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First Peas to the Table
A fun work of fiction in which a girl competes in a classroom garden competition to see who can get the 'first peas to the table.' Based on the contest that Thomas Jefferson held with his friends and neighbors every year, this book seamlessly integrates school gardens, history, botany, and seasonal weather themes into one fun-to-read book. Teachers may even consider modeling a classroom science project after the one featured in this book.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- A Garden Plot: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- Apple Science: Comparing Apples and Onions
- Gardening or Farming in a Glove
- How Much Is Dirt Worth? (Grades 3-5)
- Magic Beans and Giant Plants
- Paint's Family Tree
- Peas in a Pod
- The Soil Chain
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