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Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic

Auntie Yang starts an enduring picnic tradition when she discovers soybeans, a dearly-missed food from China, growing in Illinois. The picnic tradition quickly grows into an annual community celebration. Based on actual events, this story can be used to teach about soybeans, immigration, diversity, culture, and community. The book includes some simple Chinese words defined in a glossary at the back as well as additional information about the people who inspired the story and additional information about soybeans.    

Ginnie Lo and Beth Lo
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