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How much do you know about Wheat?
I think you’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know really. There is a neat program caled How Wheat Works that is a lot like a virtual version of “The Little Red Hen”. You get pick a type of wheat, then plant it, harvest it, mill it, and cook it! While you are working with your special wheat, you will learn some really interesting things about this food that we all eat.
I’m currently in the growing phase with my wheat on a journey to turning it into bagels. Already though I was amazed to learn that there are 6 different kinds of wheat. I thought wheat was wheat with no differences. I also found it interesting that it wasn’t farmed in the US until 1777.
I encourage you to go and participate in your own virtual Red Hen Story (can you tell I have 4 year olds) and learn more about this plant that is in many of the things you eat.
For each person who participates, the Wheat Foods Council is donating 2 lbs of wheat, up to 90,000 pounds, to Operation Home Front, a non-profit that provides assistance to needy U.S. troops and their families.
For any home schoolers:
- There are activity suggestions at the end of each phase that allow participants to extend their learning experience through preparing wheat-based recipes, exploring wheat grown in their area through the state wheat commission member sites and viewing harvest videos from “America’s Heartland.”
- There are games, more resources and even quizes for Kids at www.wheatfoods.org. Click on Just for Kids.