Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Where Did My Clothes Come From?
Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a plant? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep’s back to a ball of yarn? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And what does recycling plastic bottles have to do with anything? This book will take you to visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it. The fabrics covered include denim, wool, and synthetics, and suggestions on how to recycle or repurpose old clothes are also provided.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Source Search (Grades K-2)
- Source Search (Grades 3-5)
- From Wool to Wheel
- Baa, Ram, Ewe... Sheep Tales
- Bartering Through the Seasons
- King Cotton (Grades 3-5)
- A Tail of Two Sheep