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/
3rd through 5th grade: https://agclassroom.org/eLearning/grade2/
6th through 8th grade: https://agclassroom.org/eLearning/grade3/
9th through 12th grade: https://agclassroom.org/eLearning/grade4/
New York Agriculture in the Classroom Virtual Field Trips: NY Ag in the Classroom organizes virtual field trips at different farms and agricultural producers throughout New York. The field trips are designed specifically for viewing with your students in the classroom and include an inquiry box to help your students engage and come up with questions for the hosts. Check out their website to see what virtual field trips are coming up and register. https://ny.agclassroom.org/programs/virtual/
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/.
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.
Learn more about farming here: https://www.kremp.com/crops-plants-learn-about-farming
Last updated May 11, 2021