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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan's Past, Present, and Future Complete Resource

An agriculture resource including 21 lesson plans, student activities, and teacher and student informational handouts. Complete with pictures, this cross-curricular resource is a fantastic learning tool for the Grade Four Social Studies Unit! Individual Lesson Plans can also be downloaded.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 01 - What is Farming?

Students begin to explore basic definitions of farming and agriculture, determining why farming is an important aspect of all of our lives whether we live on a farm or not. Students explore the big question "what is agriculture?" through think/pair/share brainstorming and journaling. This lesson includes an optional ELA connection activity.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 02 - Agriculture in Saskatchewan

Further exploring concepts from Lesson 1, this instructional resource explores agriculture's role here in Saskatchewan. This lesson allows students to identify a number of the major locally grown products, exploring the big question through student research: what do we grow/raise in Saskatchewan?

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 03 - Geography of Saskatchewan

This lesson explores the geographical regions of Saskatchewan, identifying different types of landforms and their resources. Students explore the big question: what are the major resources in Saskatchewan? This lesson includes a number of cross curricular connections to Science, ELA, and Math.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 04 - First Nations Agriculture in Saskatchewan

In this lesson students explore the close relationship First Nations people of Saskatchewan have traditionally had with the natural world through a number of activities including talking circles and the production of a medicine wheel. Students examine aspects of the interdependence of First Nations people with their environment.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 05 - Metis Agriculture in Saskatchewan

In this lesson students explore the history of the Métis people and their contributions to the Canadian culture. Through a jigsaw method, students explore the historical background of Métis farming in Saskatchewan. In groups, students create representation of Métis agriculture in Saskatchewan based on their research.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 06 - The Settlers of Saskatchewan

Students interview an elderly member of the community (possibly a family member) to learn the background of why they (or their parents) chose to come to Canada. In doing so, students are given a sense of what life was like when they first arrived. Students explore the importance of agriculture to the early settlers and compared to those whose families may have arrived in more recent times.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 07 - Early European Agriculture inSaskatchewan

Students explore the historical background of Saskatchewan from the fur trade to the settlement of early Europeans. Students look at the contributions that varieties of cultures have made in Saskatchewan, taking particular note of agriculture's role in settlement and migration.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 08 - Home Sweet Home: Settlementsin Saskatchewan

Students examine the living conditions of early Saskatchewan settlers. Students discuss key differences between their home life in modern day Saskatchewan and pioneer home life; they also consider any similarities. This lesson includes pre-assessment, large and small group discussions, and a project rubric.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 09 - Early Beginnings of Wheat

Students learn about the origins and importance of wheat and be introduced to the beginning of the Saskatchewan wheat industry. This lesson challenges students to display what they think they know, what they want to learn, and what they have learned about wheat and wheat production (KWL).

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 10 - Wheat & the Settlement of Canada

Students trace wheat from its humble beginnings across the ocean to Canada. Students ponder the question, "would you like to have been a pioneer?," considering the challenges and benefits of early wheat farming. This lesson should be taught after Lesson 9: Early Beginnings of Wheat.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 11 - Grains of Saskatchewan

Students discover how the integration of other grains into the prairie farming economy has benefited Saskatchewan’s culture and economy, exploring daily products made from Saskatchewan grains. Students research barley, oats, and canola in greater detail.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 12 - Saskatchewan Grain Elevators

In this lesson a grain operator will visit the classroom. From this visit, students gain an understanding of exactly what Saskatchewan grain elevators are used for, how they are built, how they are operated, and the history behind them.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 13 - Early Tools of Agriculture

This lesson provides an overview of the beginnings of agricultural equipment on the prairies. Students consider the challenges of farming in Saskatchewan’s early years. Students will also recognize that our early farming practices exist in many parts of the world. This lesson should be followed by Lesson 14: The Farm Equipment Explosion.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 14 - The Farm Equipment Explosion

Students consider how changes in farm equipment and technology have affected farming. In the last two hundred years the technology of farm equipment has dramatically changed. Farming has become much more mechanized and less labour intensive. As a result, Saskatchewan farming has changed dramatically. This lesson should follow Lesson 13: Early Tools of Agriculture.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 15 - Types of Farms in Saskatchewan

In this lesson students are familiarized with various types of farms in Saskatchewan, the different products raised on each of the various types, and in some cases, the specialized equipment required. Focusing on a particular mode of farming in small groups, students are encouraged to consider why it is important for Saskatchewan to have a diversity of farm types and specialties.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 16 - Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Economy

Students investigate agriculture's significance in the the economy today and throughout the years, including in pioneering communities. Students are introduced to specific vocabulary associated with trade (e.g. bartering, supply and demand, import and export, commodity, and global trade).

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 17 - Stewardship: The Responsibilityfor Taking Good Care of theResources Entrusted to Us

Students explore concepts of stewardship is and its important role in agriculture, discussing First Nations stewardship and relationship with the land. Students discover that, in caring for the land, water, air, and animals, farmers too are excellent stewards of the land.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 18 - Agricultural Stewardship

Students will learn how farmers care for the resources for which they are responsible. This lesson includes a Magic Square web quest activity and large and small group discussions. This lesson may be enhanced by arranging for an area farmer, rancher, agronomist, or research scientist to visit the classroom OR arrange for a visit to a local farm, ranch, or research facility.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 19 - A Visit To A Saskatchewan GrainElevator

Students gain an understanding and appreciation of Saskatchewan grain elevators by participating in a tour. This lesson could be taught independently, with Lesson 12, or as part of an “Exploring Agriculture in Your Community” module.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 20 - A Day in the Life of aSaskatchewan Farmer

Students gain an understanding of exactly how a Saskatchewan farmer spends his/her day by interviewing the farmer and shadowing the farmer around the farm for a portion of a day. The interview will be documented in a journal. This lesson could be taught independently or as part of an “Exploring Agriculture in Your Community” module.

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Agriculture: The Heart of Saskatchewan: Lesson 21 - Where in the World?

In this lesson students identify what ingredients go into a meal and which ingredients are Saskatchewan grown. Students explore a number of essential questions such as "where does our food come from?" and "what are the benefits to eating locally grown foods?" through student-led research and farm-to-plate webs. This lesson closes with a culminating activity including suggestions for a Saskatchewan lunch!

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Developed by Agriculture in the Classroom SK