Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Levi's Lost Calf
Young Levi rides out one morning to bring the cattle home from the pasture. After a head count, Levi is surprised that one calf is missing. Little Red, his favorite heifer calf, is nowhere to be found. Determined to prove his independence—and locate Little Red, Levi rides out with his horse, Pepper, and Gus, his trusty dog, in tow. The three sleuths search high and low around the ranch in search for the calf. Little Red stays hidden as readers are introduced to a bevy of barnyard animals throughout the search. A kid-friendly recipe is added to compliment the adventure and bring the cowboy spirit home to the reader.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- Build-a-Calf Workshop
- Animal Life Cycles
- Milk or Meat? Beef or Dairy?
- At Home on the Range (Grades 3-5)
- Beef Basics
- Making a Brand for Ourselves the "Cowboy" Way