Presidential Turkey Pardon – November

TeacherSheri Potter
Subject AreaAgriculture
Grade LevelK-5
Week #
Unit of InstructionAnimal Science & Cranberry Harvesting
Standard(s) Taught

CTE-AFNR.68.PLANT.03.10

Analyze knowledge of harvesting techniques and equipment

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn about how the Presidential turkeys are chosen, cared for, pardoned, and then how they are cared for after their pardon.

They will also learn about cranberries.  We will discuss how they are grown, how the bogs are flooded to protect them from the frost, and then flooded again for the harvest.  

Classroom Activities

Discussion about the extreme care given to the Presidential turkeys before and after their pardon.  Students will conduct a cranberry bounce test.

Assignments Due

None

Additional Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZPXQ7nw_9Y