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"Corn"ucopia - Corn and its role in American History

from Burritt on the Mountain: A Living History Museum

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This program is intended to educate and enlighten students about the many roles of corn, both today and in the past. We will identify the uses of corn in modern society, to include its use as an alternative fuel source. The growth and structure of the corn plant will be explained. We will discuss the history of corn, including its origins and use by Native American peoples. In addition, students will make their very own corn shuck doll with the help of the presenter.

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Cost

Multipoint: $125.00
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Length

45-50 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Sciences, Character Education, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)



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Burritt on the Mountain: A Living History Museum

Huntsville, AL
United States

Burritt on the Mountain— A Living Museum has been referred to as a "Jewel on the Mountain." Start with Dr. William Henry Burritt's eclectic mansion, add a historic park with restored 19th century houses including a barnyard and animals.

Contact:
Courtney Little
courtney.little@huntsvilleal.gov
256-512-0146

Program Details

Format

1. The program begins with a discussion of the many ways corn is part of everyday life.
2. Students will learn about the growth of the corn plant.
3. We will learn about the roles that corn has played throughout American history, to include Native American history.
4. Students will create their own corn shuck doll with the help of the presenter and the teacher.
5. Students should know how to tie a knot.

Objectives

The participants will:
- identify uses of corn in modern America
- learn about the growth process of the corn plant
- examine the ways that corn has been used in the American past
- engage fine motor skills in creating their own corn shuck dolls

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 LIFE SCIENCE
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
•The characteristics of organisms
•Life cycles of organisms
•Organisms and environments

NS.K-4.6 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
•Personal health
•Characteristics and changes in populations
•Types of resources
•Changes in environments
•Science and technology in local challenges

NS.K-4.7 HISTORY OF NATURE AND SCIENCE:
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
•Science as a human endeavor

NSS-USH.K-4.3 THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AND VALUES AND THE PEOPLE FROM MANY CULTURES WHO CONTRIBUTED TO ITS CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL HERITAGE
•Understands the folklore and other cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they helped to form a national heritage

NSS-USH.K-4.4 THE HISTORY OF PEOPLES OF MANY CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD
•Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe
•Understands major discoveries in science and technology, some of their social and economic effects, and the major scientists and inventors responsible for them

NA-VA.K-4.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURES
•Students know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures
•Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art