How Many Grains of Rice?

Students will participate in a unit of study to learn more about the grain industry in Arkansas as it relates to rice production. Additionally, students will be asked to utilize selected social studies, Arkansas history, math, literacy, or library media student learning expectations in a multicultural exploration of the topic. It is suggested that the lesson plan be used with One Grain of Rice by Demi and Everybody Cooks Rice by Nora Dooley. Both are available from Scholastic. The first is a folk tale with a mathematical twist while the second is a multicultural lesson on how families use rice in cultural dishes. The second book could be used as a mathematical concept book as well.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level:K-4 Elementary School

Time period:Modern Era 1968 to Present

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

A.4.1.6, A.4.2.6, A.4.3.4, A.4.K.6, E.9.2.5, E.9.3.5, E.9.4.10, G.1.2.2, G.1.3.2, G.1.3.3, G.1.4.2, G.2.2.2, G.2.2.3, G.2.3.2, G.2.4.1, R.10.2.1, R.10.2.12, R.10.2.13, R.10.3.11, R.10.3.12, R.10.3.13, R.10.3.18, R.10.3.19



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