Agriculture - Grade 4
Fourth Grade students explore the “what, where, and why” of Wyoming agriculture in this unit of seven lessons. Students review the history of agriculture in Wyoming and discuss stewardship challenges and choices made by previous generations. With this historical context in mind, students research current farming and ranching practices and make connections between where crops and livestock grow compared to Wyoming’s geography. They wrap up this research by exploring how advancements in technology impact the agriculture industry. Students are then introduced to the concept of cost-benefit analysis before putting that theory into practice in the unit’s final project scenario.