Lesson Plans

Think Rice!

Grades: Elementary (3-6)

Subject Area: Nutrition, History, Geography, Science

Made Possible By: USA Rice Federation

Introduce your students to the All-American grain — rice! Students learn how rice growing has contributed to American history since colonial times, and how today’s U.S. rice growers not only help sustain wetland habitats but also help reduce carbon emissions by providing a close-to-home source of good nutrition. Includes a recipe-building activity to reinforce how rice can help families meet the MyPlate guidelines for a balanced diet.

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