Agriculture Teacher Resources

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In this agriculture instructional activity, students read the pages related to the discovery and practice of alternative ways of producing new crops. Then the graphic organizer is filled out for each idea.
Fourth graders examine importance agriculture is in their own lives and about its importance in the history of Idaho from its beginnings through the present.
Agricultural survey and the documentation of livestock or goods was the basis for the first written language. Youngsters discuss sorting and counting, and how these skills have been used for thousands of years. They accent their class discussion by reading an informational passage and using the information to create a survey-inspired work of art. 
In this "The Future of Food" activity, students watch the movie and respond to 37 short answer questions regarding information from the documentary.
With the abundance of food products we can easily access in our society today, it is easy to forget the toll this can take on our global environment. Young learners will discover how the transition to agriculture and domesticated living from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies would also come to mean intensive exploitation of land. This is a great way to combine environmental study or Earth Day activities with a social studies lesson on the Agricultural Revolution!

New! What If?

3rd - 9th
For many children around the world, food scarcity is a painful reality of daily life. Help young scholars understand the seriousness of this global issue with with a reading of the book The Good Garden. After discussing food security and completing a related worksheet, students conclude the lesson by writing and illustrating alternate endings to the story. Addressing a number of topics in social studies, science, math, and language arts, this cross-curricular lesson can really make for a rich learning experience in the upper elementary and middle school grade levels.

Agriculture Day

5th - 10th
In this Agriculture Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on Agriculture Day.
Four agriculture-related poems and relevant worksheets are included in this complete resource. You could assign this during a poetry unit, or in conjunction with a social studies unit on food production. If you need sub plans, leave this lesson behind. Your class will be learning, reading quality poetry, working in groups (divide them into four groups and give each group a poem to study and present to the class), and not generating more work for you to come back to grade! 
Students research careers in agriculture. In this agricultural instructional activity, students discover the various careers related to agriculture. Students construct resumes and "apply" for agricultural jobs.
Sixth graders research machines used in agriculture. In this agriculture lesson, 6th graders complete a variety of activities that involve farming and crops. Some examples include: answering questions, creating a storyboard, poetry, and paintings.
Students explore cycles in nature. In this cross curriculum agriculture lesson, students define "cycle" and research weather and planting folklore. Students make a bracelet in which individual colored beads represent the many "cycles" of life, including people, water, plants, soil, day, night, air, and sun. Students participate in an experiment or website activity, read related text, or sing a song for each of these cycles. Background information for the teacher is included.
The agricultural industry, just like any industry, can have issues. Kids discuss hot topics like mad cow disease to grasp the types of political issues common to industrial agriculture. The lesson is broken into three parts. Each part describes that day's objectives regarding the main topic. By the end of lesson three, learners will have researched and created a presentation on an agricultural issue.
Students identify connections between agriculture, advertising, and mail order catalogues during 1890s as expressed at World's Fair of 1893. Students interpret photographic exhibit and discuss how reactions of rural fair visitors differed from those of urban fair visitors.
Students explore agriculture by researching Wisconsin's economy. In this cherry industry lesson, students read assigned text about the amount of cherries Wisconsin produces annually and the revenue it brings in to the state. Students answer study questions and complete worksheets about cherries.
Fourth graders study the role of technology in agriculture. In this agricultural technology lesson, 4th graders spend ten to twelve days studying how technology affects agriculture. Students also are made aware of different careers in the agriculture and biotechnology field.
Students explore agriculture and the current technologies and research that continue to make Earth a viable planet. This four lessons unit introduce students to simple machines and the concepts of force and friction through a variety of hands-on activities.
Fourth graders examine the agriculture explosion in California in the late 1800's to the early 1930's. They analyze primary source material putting themselves into the shoes of a child laborer. They also gain an understanding of different cultures.
Students investigate agricultural careers and all the related jobs tied to them. The lesson has a great introduction with information for the students and teacher. The lesson incorporates drawing and writing to engage multiple intelligences for the right and left brain.
Students explore world geography by analyzing agriculture. In this dietary habits lesson, students discuss the role parents play in their children's diet and where the food comes from. Students write agricultural research paragraphs and complete worksheets which demonstrate their understanding of agriculture in the U.S.
In this science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the finding of terms and information about agriculture for ten questions. The answers are on page 3.