Connect the Dots - Where Does my Food Come From?

Created by the Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Design your own “Where Does My Food Come From?” program today! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Connect the Dots “Where Does My Food Come From?” CD & Teacher's Guide

Over the course of the school year, students “connect the dots” on many math, language arts, science and social studies lessons. I hope you can reserve some time to help students connect the dots about food and agriculture. The sun is a big dot in the sky, and their dinner plate is a colorful dot full of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole-grain bread and low fat dairy products. But what’s in between? Where does my food come from?

Connect the Dots: Where does my food come from? Is an integrated educational kit designed for students in grades two and three, with portions expandable to grades one and four. As students explore their world, we need to help them realize that the food system contributes significantly to this world. The lessons in this kit will help you meet national education standards in science and social studies while reinforcing skill development in language arts and content understanding in health. The lessons can be taught in any order or can be used individually if time doesn’t permit teaching all three.

(Click here to purchase a copy from the Kansas Beef Council) National Teaching Standards are listed in the resource materials.

Questions? Contact the Agriculture Education Division at 785/587-6150.