Wheatland Traveling Resource Trunk
Learn about wheat by grinding wheat into flour, playing a game, using puppets to retell the Little Red Hen story, examining models of farming equipment and historic photos, and more. The Wheatland trunk presents a comprehensive unit for kindergarten through second grade classes. The information is designed to introduce young children to plant growth, wheat cultivation, Kansas history, the process by which grains become food for human consumption, and the importance of nutrition from foods made from wheat.
The emphasis is on objects associated with wheat production which the children can discover firsthand. The trunk also contains related books, work sheets, games and activities to reinforce learning. A flour mill, the Wheatland Game, models of farming equipment, and photographs are incorporated into classroom activities.
The items contained in this trunk make it a great program addition in non-classroom settings. Youth groups find it useful in meeting badge or project requirements. The hands-on components lend themselves to discovery center areas in museums and libraries.
Weight: 42 lbs.
Dimensions: 31" x 22" x 9"
Insure for $500 when shipping
The Kansas Historical Society developed the Wheatland traveling resource trunk with funding from the Nutrition Education and Training Program/School Food Service Section/Kansas State Department of Education.