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New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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From Fiber to Fabric... Wool's a Natural

This 15-minute, 1977 video narrated by Orson Wells provides a historical look at fiber, following the history of wool from before Egyptian times to the present day. This movie ties easily to social studies curriculum, as it discusses how England withheld sheep from the early colonists to control the economics of the colony. Old and new spinning techniques and looms in operation are shown. This video is available on DVD or YouTube. Order this DVD online from


The American Sheep Producers Council and Communi-Creations

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