These Commodity Readers and sample test questions were financed by a USDA grant and written in collaboration with Illinois and Ohio Ag in the Classroom programs. They are designed to examine agriculture as it relates to Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. These readers are a way to expose students to non-fiction based text. The sample questions can be answered using the text and are designed to take about 10 minutes per subject area.
Arizona Specialty Crop Lessons
These 30 lessons were written by 16 Arizona teachers. All lessons teach about Arizona's specialty crop industry and they have been aligned to Arizona's Academic Standards. Each lesson encompasses more than one subject area.
|"A is for Apple"||Apple: Bare to Pick||Apple: Kinds to Products|
|Apple: Seed to Tree||Buzzing Bee's Wardrobe||Do the Honeybee Dance!|
|From Mashed to Riches||How Busy are Bees?||Those Busy, Buzz'n Worker Bees|
|To Bee or Not to Bee|
4th - 6th Grade
7th - 9th Grade
|Let Us Learn About Lettuce||What to Do with Malusdomestica, Cultivated Apples?|
10th - 12th Grade
|Don't Wait, Just Propagate!||
If it Smells Good, is Edible, and Attracts Wildlife,
Then it is a Practical Garden
|Plants, Plants, and More Plants|
|Where Do they Go?|