The Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum map for K-12 teachers and contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.
2021 National Agriculture in the Classroom Annual Conference
Des Moines, Iowa
June 28-July 1, 2021
Iowa Event Center/Hilton Des Moines Downtown
2021 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference registration is now live! Click the button below to learn more about the in-person and virtual conference opportunities.
DC teachers encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 grant
Teachers in D.C., working in K-8 settings, have just a little longer to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to support the integration of organic agriculture in to regular classroom instruction. While it's run through the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, this grant is open to teachers from anywhere in the United States.
WDC Contacts return from Regional meeting with new resources
Co-State Contacts Joan C. Smith and Amanda Brozana Rios recently returned from a three-day Eastern Region meeting of Ag in the Classroom leaders. At the conference, they learned about resources available for all teachers interested in incorporating agriculture into their curriculum, about problem-based learning, phenomenon learning and learned what other states are doing to help teachers.
They also learned about several inexpensive kits available for classrooms available through the Ag Classroom Store. Keep checking back for scholarship or grant opportunities for teachers in the district to take advantage of resources for your classroom.
WDC has issues of Ag Today free for District classes
Do you want to incorporate agriculture lessons in your classroom but don’t know where to start? Need paper resources not just online version for more tactile learners?
WDC has available several copies of the educational magazine targeted for upper elementary students called Ag Today. You can view the PDF of the magazine on the National Agriculture in the Classroom Student Center page.