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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom



Lascaux Cave Paintings Lascaux Cave Paintings, 15,000 BC
Some of the earliest known works of art were paintings of the ancient aurochs, ancestors of the present-day domesticated bovine we know, found on the walls of caves in Lascaux, France. The paintings are estimated to be 37,000 years old.

Featured Teacher: Megan Plummer, Sapulpa

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom (AITC) has many outstanding teachers using AITC lessons in their classrooms. We are pleased and proud to spotlight some of them monthly.

Mother Goose Day is May 1
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating of curds and whey
There came a spider
And sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away
Say Cheese!
Make curds and whey (cottage cheese) in honor of Little Miss Muffet.
May 5 is National Hoagie Day

It is said the Hoagie got its name during World War I from an area of Philadelphia named "Hog Island." It was a worker's sandwich, sometimes also called a "hobo." Explore the agricultural connection of the word "hobo" with:

Children's Book Week

It all begin in 1919, with the idea that children's books can change lives. See our extensive list of Agriculture-Related books for Children and Young Adults.

The Monday after Mother's Day is Apron Day
Craft: Bandana Apron
Simple instructions for students to make their own aprons, with a great story about the history of aprons.
Mother's Day
Farm Babies
Learn about mothers and babies on the farm.
May is World Trade Month
Oklahoma Wheat on the World Market
World trade is very important to Oklahoma agriculture.
The Homestead Act was passed May 20, 1862.
Learn more about The Homestead Act with this lesson.
Take it Outside: Outdoor Activities for End-of-Year Celebrations
Songs and Poems
The Cow
by Robert Louis Stevenson

The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple tart.
She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
The pleasant light of day;
And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers.