September 2021

Happy Harvest!


Traditionally, the end of September through December is the harvest season in the United States. Let’s kick off the start of the fall harvest with these activities for students, no matter if you’re harvesting a container garden, community garden, or fields!

Harvest celebrations happen around the world depending on the harvest season, but since the majority of U.S. harvest festivals are in the fall, we’re going to focus on the fall harvest. Fall harvest is a time where people around the world come together to celebrate and give thanks for the bountiful harvest of the crops they have planted all year.

Here are some of our favorite resources from around the web for you to incorporate harvest into your classroom.

  • Take a field trip! Find a local farm or community garden to visit with your students for a hands-on approach.
  • Create a harvest sensory bin using unpopped popcorn, gourds, pumpkins, fall flowers, and more!
  • This blog post from The Educators’ Spin On It has different strategies for gardening with elementary students.
  • See the different harvest festivals around the world in this article from the World Atlas.

Tell us how you teach the fall harvest with #inspiresocialstudies!

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