Agriculture in the Classroom Curriculum Trainings
Learn how to connect your existing curriculum with agriculture and infuse food and garden concepts into your lessons. Utilizing high-quality, hands-on agriculture lessons from across the country, these trainings will allow teachers to experience learning through agriculture and why it positively impacts student learning.
- CTLE professional development credit hours
- Agriculturally accurate books for your classroom library
- An experiential-learning based model for delivery
- Kits, resources, and tools to teach the lessons
Your workshop may include one or more of the following lessons:
- My Farm Web (Grades K-2)
Students use the visual representation of a web to explore the role of agriculture in their daily lives and understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm.
- Test Tube Hydroponics
Students will investigate the importance of nutrients for plant growth and discover how plants grow without soil by growing and observing plants in a test tube hydroponic system.
- The Columbian Exchange of Old and New World Foods (Grades 9-12)
Students will explore New World and Old World food origins to understand how the Columbian Exchange altered people's lives worldwide.
- Looking Under the Label
Students will evaluate food package labels, determine their meaning, and use the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning model to determine the value of the label in relation to food production practices, nutrition, health, and food safety. Students will engage in critical thinking to recognize the impact of food package labels in relation to marketing, consumer perceptions of food, and farming practices.
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Interested in an educator workshop in your area?
If you are interested in scheduling a workshop or would like more information, contact us at NYAITC@cornell.edu.