Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic
Auntie Yang starts an enduring picnic tradition when she discovers soybeans, a dearly-missed food from China, growing in Illinois. The picnic tradition quickly grows into an annual community celebration. Based on actual events, this story can be used to teach about soybeans, immigration, diversity, culture, and community. The book includes some simple Chinese words defined in a glossary at the back as well as additional information about the people who inspired the story and additional information about soybeans.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Topsy-Turvy Soybeans
- Bean Seed Cycle
- Cultures, Food, and Communities Around the World (Grades 3-5)
- Cultures, Food, and Communities Around the World (Grades K-2)