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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Celebrate Wheat

Lesson Plan
This lesson's purpose is to show the students a brief history of one of Kansas' most plentiful crops, wheat. The students will learn a few facts about the plant, where it came from, and how it was brought to Kansas.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd - 5th


40 minutes


Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts


  1. Students will identify the countries of origin for wheat.
  2. Students will compare and contrast einkorn, emmer, and wheat.
  3. Students will compose a thank you letter to a fictional character using correct grammar and format.
  4. Students will place events in chronological order based on the history of wheat.
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