This lesson illustrates the value of farmland on our earth, and that it is a special gift from God. This is done by demonstrating simple fractions on an apple to show how little of the earth is actually arable land, and what a marvel it is that we can grow all our food on it.
There are two versions of this activity: a children’s feature (suitable for young children) and a classroom or Sunday school activity (suitable for students grades 5-7).
The children’s feature version includes a demonstration with questions for the children, an explanation on the importance of farm land, and a prayer.
The classroom version includes a demonstration with questions for the students and activity suggestions for many subjects such as mathematics, art, geography and creative writing. Additional suggestions are made for Sunday school classes.
Objective: To help children understand the importance and value of farm land and to illustrate the gift of creation and our responsibilities to it.
Recommended time: 5 minutes
Recommended ages: Early childhood, preschool,
Classroom/Sunday school Version
Objective: To help students understand the importance of arable land.
Skills: mathematics, art, creative writing, critical thinking, geography.
Recommended time: 20 – 30 minutes
Recommended Grade Level: Grades 5-7, ages 10-13
Keywords: Land-use, sharing, arable land