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The Story of Corn Teachers Overview

 


  1. CampSilos in the Classroom: What Teachers are Saying

  2. Standards
    1. History
    2. Science
    3. Technology
    4. Information Literacy
    5. Language Arts

  3. Goals and Objectives

  4. Lesson Plans
    1. Introduction

    2. Quick Facts

    3. History of Corn
      Primary source: Review Black Hawk's Narrative that tells the place of corn in the annual cycle of the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians.
      Using Primary Source Materials
    4. Scavenger Hunt - Corn Products

    5. Newsroom
      How scientific advances increase corn production and genetically alter corn.

    6. Mystery Photo

    7. Amazing Mazes
  1. Student Activities

  2. Resources and Webliography

  3. CampSilos Feedback Form

Goals and Objectives

Goal

Based upon interactions with online resources and readings, students will understand the story of corn as a golden thread running through the agricultural history of North America from Pre-Columbian times to the present.

Specific Objectives

Upon completion of the learning activities in the Story of Corn Module, students will be able to:

  • Retell the general story of corn from Pre-Columbian times to the present.
  • Appreciate the place of corn in the diet, folklore and culture of many Indian groups.
  • Recognize how corn came to be a significant agricultural product of the Midwest from pioneer times to the present.
  • Identify by-products made from corn.
  • Describe how scientific advancement has genetically altered corn species to reach specific outcomes.
  • List important issues in today's production and marketing of corn.


Student Activities

  1. Introduction
  2. Quick Facts
  3. History of Corn
  4. Scavenger Hunt
  5. Newsroom
  6. Mystery Photo
  7. Amazing Mazes Game
  8. Corn Webliography

 

 
   
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Amazing Mazes Webliography bulletNational Standards
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