CEIP las Vaguadas

Country of Partner


Title of OER (in English)

Three generations of farmers

Title of OER (in national language)

La historia de tres generaciones de granjeros

Type of OER

Lesson materials for children

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Conditions of use

© Publications Office of the European Union

Language (s)

English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese

School Year

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Age group

From 10 to 11, From 11 to 12


The realities of being a farmer in Europe. Life in rural areas, relying on EU subsidies, abandoning rural areas, introduction of new technologies, hardships of farming life, running a farm successfully, taking care of the environment…

Specific contents covered

Citizenship Education

You can use this OER in this/these subject area(s):

Social science / Social studies [Geography, History, etc...]

English language skills

Listening - Spoken reception (Listening comprehension), Speaking - Spoken production (Oral production, interaction), Reading - Written reception (Reading comprehension), Writing - Written production (Written production)


Run the farm, produce food, subsidies, harvest, take a calculated risk, crop varieties, animal breeds, farm management, surpluses, production limits, organic food, biodiversity, foot and mouth disease, chemical fertilizers, pesticides…

Type of materials included

Handouts, Images

How is it visually attractive for children?

The large, colourful illustrations draw the young readers into the story.

Can the OER be customized and reused?


Can the OER be used in project-based learning, interclass and intercultural collaboration?



Pupils can do group projects about farming in their areas, rural life or interview grandparents and/or parents about the ways of life in the past.

Points of Strength

The OER takes the learner’s developmental stage, cognitive development and language competence into account., The OER integrates content and language, There is a varied number of items learners are expected to engage in, The OER makes it clear in which language learners are expected to respond, The OER can be used in project-based learning, interclass and intercultural collaboration