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Third Grade, “It’s an Earful”

Students will learn how farmers grow and harvest corn, dissect corn kernels, investigate types of corn, and explore how corn impacts our lives.

 

Request a lesson supply kit (DeKalb County, IL teachers; deadline April 22, 2022)

It’s an Earful lesson plan

It’s an Earful supporting slides

How do we use field corn? worksheet


Supplemental Resources

Background Information

Worksheets

Resource Kits (available from DeKalb County Farm Bureau)

  • Corn Literacy Kit – a wealth of books and resources about corn
  • Adventures Around the Farm – lessons and materials to teach about farming
  • DeKalb County Agriculture – a kit focusing on farms and communities in our county

Lessons & Activities online

Books in your school library (donated to elementary schools in DeKalb County)

  • Biofuels by David & Patricia Armentrout
  • Corn by Elaine Landau
  • Corn by Gail Gibbons
  • Corn by Margaret Hall
  • Corn: An A to Z Book by Susan Anderson & JoAnne Buggey
  • *Corn in the Story of Agriculture by Susan Anderson & JoAnne Buggey
  • *Corn Belt Harvest by Raymond Bial
  • From Kernel to Corncob by Ellen Weiss

*Also available from Farm Bureau in sets for guided reading.

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