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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

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The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

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MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

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11/28/16 AITC Reading Activity

Monday, November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016

FARMWEEK Reading Activity from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.

Another in the series of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom non-fiction text examples to be used in your classroom.  Remember, these will be available every MONDAY afternoon that FarmWeek is published during the school year.

Questions about this can be directed to Kevin Daugherty, Education Director of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom at [email protected]

There is no online or print version of FARMWEEK this week due to Thanksgiving.  Instead we have a feature from Agri-News.

Mississippi River may strand farmland

  1.  What is the difference between an island and a peninsula?  (island completely surrounded by water, peninsula only partially)
  2. On a map, find the area of interest, Dogtooth Bend is south of Thebes, and in the Horseshoe Lake area.   What county is this in?  (Alexander)
  3. The study suggest three remedies, what are they? (1.  Fix levy, 2. Construct diversion channel, 3.  Realign river channel)
  4. If left unchecked nearly 15,000 acres of farmland will be used for other purposes because of lack of access to the land.  What other purposes do you see this land being used for?  (Answers will vary)
  5. On a map, follow the river north to Kaskaskia.  What do you notice about the river? (River runs east of Kaskaskia.  Although a part of Randolph County, it has a 618 (IL) area code, and a Missouri Zip Code,  it is typically accessible only from Missouri.—a result of the 1881 flood.)
  6. Which proposal do you feel is the best alternative to address this problem?  (answers will vary)



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