Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians by AlikiPopcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas—all of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. With simple prose and beautiful illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Aliki tells the story of how Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made corn an important part of their lives.
This is a Stage 2 Lets-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. Lets-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
Indian Corn Craft and Five Kernels of Corn Legend
As part of our Thanksgiving activities we are continuing on our journey through the Thanksgiving story. After our science activity and talking with the kids about the pilgrims sailing to America on the Mayflower, we discussed the Native Americans and made a simple tepee craft. Our next main event in the story was talking about how difficult it was for the pilgrims that first year and how the Native Americans helped them. I shared the Legend of the Five Corn Kernels. There is a cute free printable available that I used to help me share the legend. Next we investigated a piece of Indian corn as we discussed some facts. At Indians.
Sharing is caring - thank you for spreading the word! Corn is a fascinating food with a long and storied history in the Americas. It has sustained cultures for generations and remains a staple food in many countries today. Read on and prepare for your mouth to water! Corn by Gail Gibbons.
Lunch With Libby: A Founding Father’s Favorite Food
Enjoy the beauty and a bit of the history of the Indian corn used in your fall decorations. Indian corn was a food source not decoration for Native Americans.
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Do you think you would be very healthy if 5 kernels of corn was all you ate every day? Food was in short supply. Some days they had only enough food for each new person to have five kernels of corn for the day. Finally spring came. They planted food and it grew.
The sound of rustling leaves and the aroma of smoke from wood-burning fireplaces are hallmarks of autumn. Really, the fall harvest season wouldn't be complete without ears of Indian corn embellishing the decor in homes and businesses. From wreaths to centerpieces, Indian corn seems to be everywhere in October and November. Everywhere, that is, except on a dinner plate. It's corn, but can you actually eat it?