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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Companion Resource

Sparrow Girl

After sparrows ate too much grain, it was determined to banish them from China. However, an unintended consequence surfaced. The locust population grew to plague proportions and contributed to widespread famine. Based on a true story about the 1958 Sparrow War in China, this event highlights the important connections between managed and natural ecosystems.

Sara Pennypacker
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