Welcome to the REACCH Elementary Curriculum, Wheat Farming and Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest! This four-week fifth grade curriculum is designed to assist K-12 teachers in incorporating agricultural and climate change science into their classrooms. The material is place-based in the Inland Northwest and uses scientifically sound, current research conducted by REACCH scientists. All lessons are hands-on and inquiry based.
The curriculum meets fifth grade standards for Science (NGSS and Idaho State) and ELA Common Core standards for Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. One lesson also meets a Common Core Math standard.
Zipped folders containing detailed lesson plans and supplementary materials are provided for each day. Each lesson plan includes the following:
- Lesson Overview
- Learning targets aligned to specific ELA Common Core and Science standards
- List of materials needed
- Complete lesson description
- List of resources used in lesson development. Some lessons include additional resources or recommendations for extension activities
- Handouts, graphic organizers, and supplementary materials are also provided