Welcome to My American Farm!

Take a step into the virtual farm world and explore the impact farming has on our everyday eating habits. Future farmers discover the meaning of agriculture and the hard work that goes into providing food for us to enjoy. A computer game accompanies teacher's guided instruction to make for a silo's worth of farm and agricultural knowledge.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a local farmer to speak to your class
  • Conduct lesson before or after going on a field trip to a farm
  • Have a classroom buffet of locally grown fruits and vegetables, but be sure to consider food allergies
Classroom Considerations

  • Materials and preparation required
  • Website navigation has changed since resource was published, meaning some material are now found in different areas
Pros

  • Offers specific teacher instructions with optional activities and extensions
  • Actively engages learners with total physical responses (TPR) 
  • Computer game provides audio for early or struggling readers
Cons

  • None