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Prairie Facts

Resources for Teachers

Focus on Teachers - Curriculum Resources

What is a Prairie? by Pat Merkord

A short presentation that can be used by teachers, volunteers, and prairie ambassadors to spread the word about the importance of grasslands in Texas. Download the presentation HERE.

“A Prairie Journey”
A 20 min. slide show and written narrationthat introduces the natural and cultural history of the prairies and an overview of the prairie restoration movement. 73 slides. @$35 plus $5 shipping per item.
Make checks to: University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy. Madison, WI 53711, 603-263-7888
“A Prairie Journey”
A 25 min. video, same content as the slide show above, but includes more images. Students narrate, play the background music and provide artwork. @$20 plus $5 shipping per item.
Make checks to: University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy. Madison, WI 53711, 603-263-7888

Art Print: “North American Prairie Panorama”
By Larry Eifert
In five languages. Badlands Natural History Association, PO Box 47, Interior, SD 57750, 1-605-433-5489

Bobby Bluestem
Rhonda O’Grady.
A Children’s Book on the Tallgrass Prairie. Pemmican Publications, Inc. Unit 2-1635 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2X OT1 Canada. $9.95.

Buffalo Sunrise: The Story of a North American Giant
By Diane Swanson.
1996. Sierra Club Books for Children, San Francisco.

Dust Bowl, The Southern Plains in the 1930’s
By Donald Worster.
Oxford University Press, New York. 1979

Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie an Ethnobotanical Guide
By Kelly Kindscher.
University Press of Kansas, 1987.

Know Your Grasses
Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Publication B - 182.

Little House on the Prairie
Book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Especially By the Shores of Silver Lake and On the Banks of Plum Creek

Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie an Ethnobotanical Guide
by Kelly Kindscher.
niversity Press of Kansas, 1992.

My Antonia and O Pioneer!
by Willa Cather.
Her fictional prairie series about immigrants in early Nebraska

100 Native Forage Grasses in 11 Southern States
By Horace L. Leithead, Lewis L. Yarlett, and Thomas N. Shiflet.
Agriculture Handbook No. 389, Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1971. Reprintedin 1976.

Prairie Grasslands
A resource to supplement Alberta Education’s Junior High Environmental and Outdoor Education Course of Studies, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Canada, 1992.

Prairie Art Jigsaw Puzzles:
North American Prairie 1000 piece, 26 x18
Prairie of Days Gone By 150 piece, 18 x 24
Prairie Dog Town 150 piece each, 18 x24
Badlands Natural History Association, PO Box 47, Interior, SD 57750, 1-605-433-5489

“Prairie Propagation Handbook”
By Harold Rock.
Available from Wehr Nature Center, 9701 West College Ave, Franklin, WI 53132 $4.95 each plus $1.05 postage for up to 4 books plus a 50 cents handling fee per book.

Prairie Primer
By Stan Nichols, Lynn Entine, and Eveyn Howell.
1996 Extension Publication G2736 by Cooperative Extension Publishing, Room 170, 630 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703 Call (608) 262-3346 for availability.

Prairie Restoration for Wisconsin Schools: A Guide to Restoration from Site Analysis to Management
By M.F. Murray
1993. Earthkeeping Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison, Wisconsin 53711 $21.10 -A superb resource for students, teachers and parents with much application to the Canadian prairies.

Prairie Seedlings Illustrated: An Identification Guide
By Lora Dittmer and Laura Jackson.
1997. Self-published $4. Make check out to “University of Northern Iowa” and mail to Prairie Seedlings Illustrated, Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.

Project LS, Land stewardship and Lifestyle Decisions, Iowa Specific

Environmental Education for Ages 10 to Adult
By Mary Norton and Jay Norton.
1992. Prairie Hills Farm, New Hartford, IA 50660, 319-983-2622. No information on price.

Pronghorn, Portrait of the American Antelope
By Gary Turbak,
Northland Publishing, 1995.

“Restoration and Management Notes” (Society for EcologicalRestoration)
Published quarterly by University of Wisconsin Arboretum, Journal Division, 114 N. Murray St., Madison, WI 53715

Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie: an Illustrated Manual for Iowa and the Upper Midwest
By S. Shirley, 1994, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa.

“Revegetating with Native Grasses”
From Ducks Unlimited Canada, Box 1160, Stonewall, Manitoba R0C 2Z0. $15 U.S.

Seeding the Snow
A Journal of Women’s Writing and Artwork thatCelebrates the Midwest Landscape. Yearly subscription is $10 (two issues). Send subscriptions to: Seeding The Snow, 2534 N. St. Louis, Chicago IL 60647-1206.

Texas Prairies
A curriculum for 4-7 grade by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 509 Pecan St. Fort Worth TX 76102-4060, 1-817-332-4441 $15

Texas Prairies
A curriculum developed for Round Rock, TX ISD schools by Dorothy Chavez, Ph.D. Write Barbara ten Brink, Ph.D., Round Rock Education Science Administrator for Curriculum, 1311 Round Rock Ave. Round Rock, TX 78681 512-464-5077

The Explorers Texas
By Del Weniger.
1984 Eakin Press, Austin, Texas.

The Grasses of Texas
By Frank W. Gould.
Texas A&M UniversityPress, College Station, 1975.

The Prairie Action Curriculum Activity Guide
Manitoba Naturalists Society, 401-63 Albert Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G4

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook, for Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands
Stephen Packard and Cornelia F. Mutel, editors.
1996. Island Press. 432pp. Cloth $50, paperback $25.

The Prairie Garden 70 Native Plants You Can Grow in Town or Country
By J. Robert Smith with Beatrice S. Smith.
1980. The University of Wisconsin Press.

The Texas Blackland Prairie: Land, History, and Culture
Edited by Rebecca Sharpless and Joe C. Yelderman.
Jr. Baylor University, 1993. 817-755-2190.

Where The Sky Began, Land of the Tallgrass Prairie
By John Madson.
Sierra Club Paperback Library, San Francisco. 1982.