Three sister crops, iLEARN@sdstate, Agriscience curriculum
American Indians have practiced an inter-planting system to produce corn, beans, and squash, for generations. These crops are known as the “Three Sisters”. In this lesson developed for secondary agriscience curriculum, students will understand the past, current and future production practices of the three important crops. Students will also apply their knowledge to understand the crop selection process and relate to the changing environment.
South Dakota State University
Colombe, Sara, Madhav P Nepal, Larry B. Browning, Matt L. Miller, Peter T. White. 2018. Three Sister Crops: Understanding American Indian Agricultural Practices of Corn, Beans and Squash. ILEARN Teaching Resources. 1:1-4