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Up We Grow!

A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm

Elementary

Description

Up We Grow focuses on the production and human interaction that characterize small, local farms. As awareness continues to grow regarding the relationship between  health and locally-grown foods, this picture book relays the importance of  small sustainable farms by following its activiities throughout the seasons. Excellent photography and intriguing questions will keep the students engaged while learning about the importance of teamwork and respect for the land and animals that we depend on for food.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

  • This picture book is an excellent resource for introducing the subject of sustainable agriculture. The book provides support for the themes of community in social studies and seasons in science. Questions included throughout the story will encourage thoughtful discussions among students and teachers.

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Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
  • Food & Agriculture (2)

    • Local Food
    • Organic Farming
  • Waste Management (1)

    • Composting