JACKSON CENTER — Students in Jackson Center Schools Personal Wellness Class, a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center, participated in “Breads of the Harvest,” a 4-H in the Classroom program.
Cassie Deitrich, Shelby County OSU Extension educator, led the lesson with the students. The students learned about the roots of bread, dating back to the pligrims and indians. Concepts such as leavening, kneading, proofing and using soy to nutritonally enrich bread products were introduced.
Students followed the lesson by partnering up and making their own individual loaf of bread. A follow-up is also scheduled, during which the students will evaluate their final product, discuss commerical bread production, parts of the wheat germ, and choices that may have impacted their final product.
Any schools wishing to participate in a similar partnership with 4-H in the Classroom may contact the Shelby County Extension Office at 937-498-7239.