Education Resources

Farm Tours/TEKS Curriculum

We make our Farm Tour guide books available for download so that teachers, educators, and the curious can see what topics and materials will be discussed on a visit to our farm as well as how those topics align with TEKS curriculum requirements. Feel free to download and reference them in preparing for your visit to our farm and don’t hesitate to ask us for tips or suggestions. (All files in PDF format)

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade

Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Online Resources

Kids Gardening – a resource rich site with lots of classroom projects and information
KinderGARDEN – an introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors from Texas A&M University
My First Garden – a guide to the world of fun and clever gardening for teachers and students
Underground Adventure – explore the rich variety of life in the soil with this guide from the Field Museum
Agriculture in the Classroom – a USDA resource
Sustainable Agriculture – a study guide from PBS’s Journey to Planet Earth
Heifer International Education Resources – great resources for connecting to the bigger issues of global hunger and poverty

Pueblito Stats

On the farm we have a slum area where groups can experience what life is like in less than adequate housing.  The following stats are posted around the area.  We have included them here so you can follow the links to their sources.

  • The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income. (2007 Human Development Report (HDR), United Nations Development Program, November 27, 2007, p.25.)
  • Around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. The two regions that account for the bulk of the deficit are South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. (2007 Human Development Report (HDR), United Nations Development Program, November 27, 2007, p.25.)
  •  Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen. (State of the World, Issue 287 – Feb 1997, New Internationalist)
  •  Infectious diseases continue to blight the lives of the poor across the world. An estimated 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, with 3 million deaths in 2004. Every year there are 350–500 million cases of malaria, with 1 million fatalities: Africa accounts for 90 percent of malarial deaths and African children account for over 80 percent of malaria victims worldwide. (2007 Human Development Report (HDR), United Nations Development Program, November 27, 2007, p.25.)
  •  Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. 1.8 billion people who have access to a water source within 1 kilometre, but not in their house or yard, consume around 20 litres per day. In the United Kingdom the average person uses more than 50 litres of water a day flushing toilets (where average daily water usage is about 150 liters a day. The highest average water use in the world is in the US, at 600 liters day.) (2006 United Nations Human Development Report, pp.6, 7, 35)
  •  10.6 million children died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5. (same as the child population of France, Germany, Greece AND Italy) (State of the World’s Children, 2005, UNICEF, http://www.unicef.org/sowc05/english/index.html)
  • The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined. (World Bank Key Development Data & Statistics, World Bank, accessed March 3, 2008)
  •  For every $1 in aid a developing country receives, over $25 is spent on debt repayment. (World Bank data  – accessed March 3, 2008) Link
  •  A mere 12 percent of the world’s population uses 85 percent of its water, and these 12 percent do not live in the Third World. (Maude Barlow, Water as Commodity – The Wrong Prescription, The Institute for Food and Development Policy, Backgrounder, Summer 2001, Vol. 7, No. 3)
  •  According to the United Nations, the United States spends more each year on trash bags than 90 of the world’s 210 countries spends on everything. (Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, by John DeGraaf, David Wann, Thomas Naylor (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002).)