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Celebrate Wheat

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

Time: 40 minutes

Subjects: 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.

Supporting Kids Connection Magazine: Wheat

Supporting Resources: Wheat Fun FactsWheat Growth StagesWheat Plant Part LabelingTerra Nova Wheat News

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Kansas CropsPlant Growth and DevelopmentKansas Crops Up CloseSpecialty Crops in KansasPlants on the Plate