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Farm to School Online Learning Resources

Farm to School Online Teaching Resources (for teachers)

National Agriculture in the Classroom- eLearning: These are lessons/activities that are designed specifically for student eLearning. Each lesson can be downloaded and placed into your Learning Management System or you can share them with your students via email. Many of the lessons fit within science, math, and social studies federal curriculum standards.

Pre-K through 2nd grade: https://agclassroom.org/eLearning/grade1.cfm

3rd through 5th grade: https://agclassroom.org/eLearning/grade2.cfm

6th through 8th grade: https://agclassroom.org/eLearning/grade3.cfm

9th through 12th grade: https://agclassroom.org/eLearning/grade4.cfm

Captain Planet Foundation: This website has lessons and activities that are geared towards STEM learning that you can share with your students. Many of these lessons are focused on outdoor learning, so they may be of interest as the weather starts to warm up and to help your students get some fresh air during their day. You can search through these lessons by grade level, topic and type of lesson. Find these lessons at: https://captainplanetfoundation.org/programs/cpf-resources/learning-at-home/.

In Defense of Food: This is a set of 10 lessons from PBS designed for 6th-8th graders to learn about healthy eating. These lessons provide the availability to add instructions or discussion questions for your class and you can export these lessons to Google Classroom, Remind or share it with anyone via email or social media. You can access this resource here: https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/idof_curriculum_01/full-curriculum-in-defense-of-food/.

Growing Minds Day by Day: Each week the Growing Minds team chooses a topic to focus on. They highlight books, recipes, online resources, and activities that you can share with your students. Previous weeks’ information (starting with the week of March 30th) is listed on the website as well, so if you are looking for a specific topic you can scroll back to find what you are looking for. Each weeks’ highlights can be found here: https://growing-minds.org/tag/day-by-day/.

Edible Education for the Home Classroom: The Edible Schoolyard has created lessons designed specifically for you to have your students do at home while we are required to do distance learning. The lessons focus on teaching how food is connected to our lives in many ways. This website provides Parent/Teacher versions that are designed as lesson plans that provide background information and objectives for the lessons. There are also Student versions that walk the students through the lesson, if an adult is not able to do so. All of these lessons can be found at: https://edibleschoolyard.org/edible-education-home-classroom.

Pilot Light’s the Food Education Center: This website has lessons that are designed to help your students learn about food and they can easily be integrated into your already existing curriculum. The lessons can be searched by grade level and subject and each lesson lists the common core curriculum standards that it meets. You will have to create an account in order to access most of these resources but all of the lessons and supporting resources are free. These lessons can be found at: https://foodedu.pilotlightchefs.org/.

Farm to School At Home Resources (for students and families)

NY Agriculture in the Classroom- Agriculture at Home Articles: These are resources that you and your kids can do at home. They are fun activities that are designed to teach about different topics relating to where food comes from, how food is made, how our food gets to us and even why different foods are good for us. These activities can be done with common objects and foods that you can find in your home or at the grocery store. Visit https://www.agclassroom.org/ny/resources/elearning.php and scroll down to the Agriculture at Home sections to view the available activities.

National Agriculture in the Classroom- AgBytes: This blog style resource has short, fun activities and/or videos that kids can enjoy at home. Each post also has links to more educational lessons that relate to that subject. You can find these activities and videos at https://agbytes.blogspot.com/.

Edible Education for the Home Classroom: The Edible Schoolyard has created activities designed specifically for you and your kids do at home while we are required to do distance learning. The activities focus on investigating how food is connected to our lives in many ways. This website provides Parent/Teacher versions that are designed as lesson plans that provide background information and objectives for the lessons. There are also Student versions that walk the kids through the lesson, if an adult is not able to do so. All of these activities can be found at: https://edibleschoolyard.org/edible-education-home-classroom.

Whole Kids Foundation- Kids Club and Recipes: Here you can find activities and recipes for you and your kids to learn about where food comes from and making healthy food choices. You can search for activities by activity type here: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/kids-club. And you can find fun recipes to try here: https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/recipes

Contact

Emma Kett
Nutrition and Local Foods Resource Educator
ek685@cornell.edu

Last updated September 18, 2020