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Cycle of Rice- Cycle of Life: 
A Story of Sustainable Farming

by Jan Reynolds
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Cycle of Rice- Cycle of Life:  A Story of Sustainable Farming by Jan Reynolds Reynolds, Jan.  (2009) Cycle of Rice- Cycle of Life:  A Story of Sustainable Farming.  Illustrated with photographs. Lee & Low.

For more information about this book and curriculum connections, locate the March 2010 issue of Library Sparks for the "In the Spotlight" column featuring  Cycle of Rice- Cycle of Life:  A Story of Sustainable Farming.  Column written by Sharron L. McElmeel
Links to webpages cited in the bibliography/author's note of Reynolds's book.  (Updated URLs)

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwild. (2009)

Donate rice to  countries in need -- great vocabulary game.  Free Rice

Professor J. Stephen Lansing and his work, on the University of Arizona site.

Other useful websites (cited in the Library Sparks "In the Spotlight" column, March 2010:

CIA Fact Book (2009) (Online)  URL:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zn.html

“Cycle of Rice , Cycle of Life , the Story of Sustainable Farming” (2009) Lee & Low Books.  (Online) URL: http://www.leeandlow.com/books/366/hc/cycle_of_rice_cycle_of_life_a_story_of_sustainable_farming


“History of Bali – Indonesia.” (2009) Asian Art Mall (Online) URL: http://www.asianartmall.com/balihistory.htm

“History of Bali Island, Indonesia” (2009) Sawdee Travel Forum (Online) URL: http://www.2indonesia.com/history.htm

“IRRI – About Us – FAQ – Rice and People.”  (2007) International Rice Research Institute.  (Online) URL: http://www.irri.org/about/faq1.asp

“IRRI Home Site.”  (2009) International Rice Institute.  (Online) URL: http://www.irri.org

Reynolds, Jan. (2009)  Jan Reynolds [Welcome to  Jan Reynolds].  (Online) URL: http://www.janreynolds.com

Norman Borlaug“Norman Borlaug.” (1970) The Noble Peace Prize 1970. From Nobel Lectures, Peace 1951-1970, Editor Frederick W. Haberman, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1972.  (Online) URL:  http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1970/borlaug-bio.html


Curriculum Connections
  1.  Rice
  • Investigate its importance to the world.
  • Create a graph showing one fact about rice (level of rice production during the past ten years, bar graph showing production of rice by the ten highest producing countries, and so forth).  The international Rice Research Institute site at <www.irri.org> will be a useful resource.
  • Prepare a poster showing how important rice is to the world.
  • Find and use a rice recipe to prepare a food dish.   (Encourage this as a take-home activity.)
  1.  Bali
  1.  Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution —the Green Revolution was not successful in Bali but Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, is credited with saving millions of starving people world-wide.
  • Read Norman Borlaug: Hero in a Hurry by Lora Swanson
  • Create a time line of Borlaug’s life.  Who was president of the USA during his life time? What were the world events that occurred during Borlaug’s career?
  1.  J. Stephen Lansing
  • Visit Lansing’s website and learn about his work in Bali.
  • Create a time line of Lansing’s life.  Who was president of the USA during his life time? What were the world events that occurred during Lansing’s career?
  • Create a time line showing important events in the history of Bali, the life of Borlaug, and the life of Lansing, in relation to Bali.






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