From cranberry growing and harvesting, to business and marketing, Wisconsin’s cranberry industry provides a wide array of learning opportunities for elementary and grade-school students, as well as the general public. Along with the fun and interesting cranberry facts, the educational video and photo slideshow, these resources provided by WSCGA and the Wisconsin Cranberry Board give more information about the state’s largest fruit industry.
Learn About Cranberries Curriculum
This web-based curriculum contains a set of lesson plans based entirely on the cranberry industry in Wisconsin. The Learn About Cranberries curriculum is targeted for third, fourth and fifth grade students and it explores the social heritage, science and technology of this important agricultural system in the state. Each section of the website offers interactive lesson plans that will engage your students in critical thinking as they learn about cranberries and manage their own cranberry marsh. Although this is a cohesive program, it also allows for maximum flexibility.
The curriculum was developed to meet Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for science and agriculture, and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CLSS-ELA).
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Wisconsin Cranberries Activity Book
This eight-page booklet is ideal for elementary classes to use before or after a marsh tour. It features fun facts about the little red berries, youth-oriented recipes, and a variety of activities, including a word search, crossword puzzle, color-by-number, maze and more. In addition, specific pages can be photocopied and used as free-standing activities. Books can be printed from here or are available free of charge to your school. To order, mail your request to WSCGA at P.O. Box 365, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0365 and please indicate the number desired.
Wisconsin Cranberries: Growing Strong Video
The WSCGA-produced video is a fast moving, upbeat presentation on the cranberry industry in Wisconsin. It provides a brief overview of the economic, historic and environmental importance of cranberries for members of the public. The video was developed with a grant from the Wisconsin Cranberry Board, Inc. DVD copies are available from the WSCGA office for $10 each. Mail your request with a check to WSCGA, P.O. Box 365, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0365.
WSCGA Cranberry Poster
The 17 x 22 WSCGA cranberry poster, produced by the WSCGA Education Committee, features a beautiful color photo of fresh cranberries, vines and a harvest rake. Posters are available for $10 each and can be picked up at the WSCGA office or mailed at an additional cost of $3.00 to cover postage and handling. Mail your request with check for the appropriate amount
WSCGA Poster, P.O. Box 365, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0365.