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November 2, 2011

Learn about Turkeys!

Attention CA Elementary School Teachers:

As we approach Thanksgiving, learn about how the Presidential Turkeys were raised last year by California’s own Foster Farms. The official turkeys were presented to President Obama at the White House and were “pardoned”. A four-page activity guide is available to download from learnaboutag.org/turkey. The four-page, full-color guide, developed by California educators and in coordination with California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and Foster Farms, introduces students to the history of our nation’s Presidential Turkey tradition and engages them with activities about the popular poultry. It is aligned to California state content standards for grades 4-6 in English-language arts, history-social science, math, science, and health education.

California Poultry Federation also offers a Gobble It Up turkey CD for grades 4-6. This CD contains information about the California Poultry industry. The goal of Gobble it Up is to provide elementary students fun and active learning centered around the turkey. The materials are aligned with the California State Content Standards for grades 4-6. Please email [email protected] to request one for your class. A chicken CD, Chicken, from the Egg to your Table, also is available. Check out the CPF website at www.cpif.org.

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