The Tellus Mission - Agriculture in Europe

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Subjects: biology, geography
Level: primary
Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Ελληνικά, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Português, Suomi, Svenska
Type: teaching materials
Format: website

Please note that this material is no longer available on the CEJA website

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) designed the Tellus website to teach primary school children about the many different aspects of agriculture. Farming is not just the production of meat, milk and vegetables, farming also produces wood for fuel and building, fish to eat, flowers to decorate our homes, and materials such as cotton, wool and linen to make our clothes.

The Tellus website shows how crops are grown, describes landscapes, gives the history of different farming methods, describes jobs in farming and even includes a section on art and literature in relation to rural life. It also contains information on each European country, its geography and its agriculture.

Adults, as well as children, may be surprised to learn that space also is playing an increasingly important role in agriculture. The connection between space and agriculture will become more apparent to children as they learn how satellites can help farmers in their work. They provide information on the weather; can pinpoint crops, follow their development and estimate harvests; and even guide tractors.

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The website also contains a comic strip, information booklets, a teacher's booklet and work sheets.

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