Pumpkin Ag Mag


Did you know that Illinois is #1 in pumpkins? Oh, my gourd! This Ag Mag is packed full of facts about our favorite squash. Students will learn about the history of pumpkins and their importance to Native Americans. They will also read up on pumpkin production, the nutritional benefits of eating pumpkin, and even meet people working in pumpkin-focused careers.


Help your students practice their informational reading skills! The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. These thematic readers contain ag facts, engaging images, activity ideas, and each topic spotlights related agricultural careers. Downloadable, interactive, whiteboard-ready versions of each Ag Mag can be found at: http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags.shtml