Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom

Classroom Resources

AITC has bilingual resources, lesson plans, free downloads, learning kits and more.

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AITC-M “Your Life - Your Agriculture” Career Video for High School

Spark an interest in a career in agriculture in your students with this 30 second radio spot or the 50 second video trailer or better yet get the full story with our 4:24 minute video "Your Life - Your Agriculture".

"Your Life - Your Agriculture" Radio Spot 0:30 "Your Life - Your Agriculture" Video 0:50Trailer "Your Life - Your Agriculture" Video 4:24
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All About Food - Exploring Canada’s Food System

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Grade 9 to 12 - This book and it's accompanying website and teacher's guide website will provide you and your students with current information about the many facets of Canada's Food System from the food you eat to the people that produce it for you and the agriculture career opportunities available for your students. Website available in English and French - just click below. Or order copies of the booklet by filling in the order form below.

All About Food - Exploring Canada's Food System Website All About Food - Exploring Canada's Food System Teacher's Guide Website
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Biodiversity Resources

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Grade 7 - Agricultural Ecosystems 
Grade 8 - Biodiversity and Water

Grade 7: Agricultural Ecosystems Grade 8: Biodiversity & Water
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Bread in a Bag/ Butter in a Jar

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Grade 5 - This fun activity is designed to be used with the Grade 5 Science unit, Properties of and Changes in Substances, as a stand alone resource and/or as a compliment to the 'From Wheat to Bread' resource below and/or the Amazing Agriculture Adventure Wheat Grinding Station.

Bread in a Bag/Butter in a Jar
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Built on Agriculture

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Grade 10 and 11 - Built on Agriculture is a four-part documentary series that pays tribute to the people who settled the plains of Manitoba and what they achieved. Part 1 - The Selkirk Settlers and Part 3 - The Farmers have both been recognized with Regional Emmy nominations. This resource provides curriculum links and classroom resources for Grade 11 History and Grade 10 Geography.

Built on Agriculture Built on Agriculture Part 1: The Selkirk Settlers Built on Agriculture Part 2: The Institutions Built on Agriculture Part 3: The Farmers Built on Agriculture Part 4: Feeding the World
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Canola Crush Kit

$20.00

Grade K to 12 - This package includes instructional guide, canola seeds, seed counter, roller and tape. Everything you need to teach this hands-on activity for all grade levels. The kit can be ordered from the Manitoba Canola Growers by clicking on details below.

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Challenge of Change

Free English Download

Grade 9 to 12 - Provides information and lesson plans/activities on agriculture which focus on the people, environment, technology, biotechnology and the economy.

The Challenge of Change-English
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Challenging Conditions

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Grade 7 to 12 - "Challenging Conditions - Exploring the Lives of Subsistence Farmers in the Developing World"  can be used for grades 7 to 12 but is linked to the Grade 7 Social Studies curriculum. The activity invites students to explore what life is like for subsistence farmers in the developing world by introducing them to a character and various aspects of his/her life. Emphasis is placed on quality of life, and the effects of issues such as hunger, health, conflict, gender dynamics, environment and climate change. The kit contains a teacher guide and all materials needed. To order the kit (available in English only) complete the form below or download the resource in English or French and create your own materials.  Read and hear more here.

Challenging Conditions - English Cultivateurs Resilients - Francais
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Cowspiracy: An Alternative View

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Grades 9 to 12 - If you are showing 'Cowspiracy' the movie then here are some resources to use with your students to provide different viewpoints, encourage critical thinking, foster media literacy and stimulate debates. This resource includes curriculum connections, a lesson plan with student activities and background information.

Cowspiracy - an Alternate View Resource
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Crops in Class

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Grade 5 - These downloadable resources focus on growing soybeans. Lesson plans and worksheets are linked to curriculum in math, science and social studies. Lesson 1 - Fundraising decision, Lesson 2 - What crop is for your class?, Lesson 3 - What is an acre?, Lesson 4- What does it cost to plant a crop?, Lesson 5 - Thank you letters, Lesson 6 - Equipment Fair, Lesson 9 -What does it cost to harvest a crop?, Lesson 10 - Cheque presentation

Lesson 1 - Lesson Plan Lesson 2 - Lesson Plan Lesson 3 - Lesson Plan Lesson 3 - Worksheet Lesson 4 - Lesson Plan Lesson 4 - Worksheet Lesson 5 - Lesson Plan Lesson 6 - Lesson Plan Lesson 6 - Worksheet Lesson 9 - Lesson Plan Lesson 9 - Worksheet Lesson 10 - Lesson Plan Lesson 10 - Worksheet
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Food Inc. An Alternate View

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Grade 9 to 12 - If you are showing 'Food Inc.' the movie then here are some resources to use with your students to provide different viewpoints, encourage critical thinking, foster media literacy and stimulate debates. This resource sheet includes links to American and Canadian sources of information, video and text that deal with the issues covered in the movie.

List of Resources for Teachers Video Analysis Template
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From Wheat to Bread

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Grade 5 - This jigsaw activity is designed to be used with the Grade 5 Science unit, Properties of and Changes in Substances, as a stand alone resource and/or as a compliment to the Amazing Agriculture Adventure Wheat Grinding Station.

From Wheat to Bread CWB 'From Wheat to Bread' CWB 'From Durum to Pasta'
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Genetics: The Foundation of Animal Agriculture

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Grade 12 - In this worksheet, real-life examples allow students to apply knowledge learned in Biology Grade 12 Understanding Biological Inheritance unit.

Worksheet
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Grade 10 Challenge - Geography

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Grade 10 - Manitoba Pork has created a set of lesson plans for Grade 10 Geography teachers. These lessons are linked to the Food from the Land unit. Start your students on the path to thinking critically about food production, then enter the Grade 10 Challenge and help them win money for themselves and their school. To get a copy of this resource call MB Pork at (204) 235-2303 or email info@manitobapork.com

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Healthy Kids Quest

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Grades 1 to 3 - This free resource package for teachers, from the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, encourages students to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Healthy Kids Quest includes fun lesson plans that are suited to curricula across all of Canada’s provinces and territories. Ce programme offre aux enseignants une ressource gratuite qui vise à encourager les élèves à adopter de saines habitudes de vie. Le Défi enfant santé comprend des plans de leçons adaptés aux programmes d’études de toutes les provinces et tous les territoires canadiens.

English Healthy Kids Quest French Healthy Kids Quest
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International Year of Pulses Lessons

NEW! Grade 3 - Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba in partnership with MB Pulse and Soybean Growers have created two lessons: Introduction to Pulses and Pulses and Sustainability. Both link to the Grade 3 Science Units - Growth and Changes in Plants and Soils in the Environment.

Gr. 3 Introduction to Pulses Gr. 3 Pulses and Sustainability
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International Year of Pulses Lessons

NEW! Grade 4 - Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba in partnership with MB Pulse and Soybean Growers have created two lessons: Introduction to Pulses and History of Pulses. Both link to the Grade 4 Science Unit Habitats and Communities and Social Studies Cluster 3.

Gr. 4 Introduction to Pulses Gr. 4 History of Pulses
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International Year of Pulses Lessons

NEW! Grade 5 - Agriculture in the Classroom - MB in partnership with MB Pulse and Soybean Growers have created 2 lessons, Introduction to Pulses and Pulse Nutrition that link to the Grade 5 Science unit - Maintaining a Healthy Body and Math unit - Statistics and Probability.

Gr. 5 Introduction to Pulses Gr. 5 Pulse Nutrition
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International Year of Pulses Resource 1

Grades 3, 5 and 7 - Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada in partnership with Pulse Canada is providing a series of lessons that connect to Grades 3 - 7 in the areas of Science, Social Studies and Foods and Nutrition.  Check out Appendix 2 for Manitoba curriculum connections. 

Teacher Resource Pack 1
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International Year of Pulses Resource 2

Grade 7, 8 and 10 - Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada in partnership with Pulse Canada is providing a Food Choices and Sustainability lesson and infographic with links to Grade 7 & 8 Food and Nutrition, Grade 7 Social Studies and Grade 10 Geography.

Food Choices and Sustainability Lesson & Infographic
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International Year of Pulses Resource 3

Grade 7 and 8 - Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada in partnership with Pulse Canada is providing a lesson and infographic on Pulses and Nutrition that connects to Grades 7 & 8 Food and Nutrition curriculum.

Pulses and Nutrition lesson and infographic
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Leafy Spurge-Grade 10 Science

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Grade 10 - Assign your students to research Leafy Spurge (an invasive plant here in Manitoba) like a scientist. The resource includes lesson plans, local information and information sources plus links to learning outcomes in Dynamics of Ecosystems unit.

Teacher Resource Worksheet Answer Key
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Leafy Spurge-Grade 4 Science

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Grade 4 - Designed to be used with Science unit Habitats and Communities or as a compliment to the Amazing Agriculture Adventure Leafy Spurge station. This resource includes curriculum links, worksheets and answer keys, plus a tag game for students to play.

Teacher Resource Student Worksheet Answer Key Tag Game
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Leafy Spurge-Grade 7 Science

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Grade 7 - Assign your students to be detectives on case file Sci SLO 7-1-05-06, Leafy Spurge Alien Invasion. The student's job is to compile a file for use in the capture and arrest of Leafy Spurge, a Manitoba invasive species. They will use the checklist provided as a guide to help them complete the file.

Teacher Resource Student Worksheet Answer Key
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Lunch Box for Plants

$20.00

Grade 3 - This kit is designed to give teachers background information, student activities, reproducible student worksheets and the tools for many of the suggested soil activities. It is a hands-on, student-centered unit aimed at the Grade 3 Science Soils Unit. Go ahead! Get dirty! Available in English and French. Please order using the form below.

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Name That Commodity

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Grades 5 to 12 - A fun game that tests your knowledge of what everyday products are made – agriculture is around you every day.

Name That Commodity - PPT Name That Commodity - Instructions Name That Commodity - Scoresheet Name That Commodity - Answers
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Pizza Farm Resource Kit

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Grades 7 and 8 - The Pizza Farm Resource Kit was developed using the new Middle Years Human Ecology curriculum document (implemented system-wide in Fall 2016) and is directly linked to outcomes from the Grade 7 and Grade 8 Food and Nutrition. Order your Pizza Farm Resource Kit, which includes Seeds that Feed, hard copies of each activity and a USB with all materials, or download the online version of the Pizza Farm Resource book! 

Pizza Farm Resource-Online Version
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Seeds that Feed

$30.00

Grades K to 4 - Have your students experience the world of agriculture by growing their own food right in your classroom! The Seeds that Feed kit is connected to elementary learning outcomes in ELA, math, health, phys-ed and science. The kit comes with everything you need excluding soil. Click below for a more detailed description. The kit is $30.00 plus shipping and handling. To order, just fill out and submit the order form below.

Seeds that Feed kit description
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Sheep Farmer’s Food Chain

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Grade 4 - This activity sheet is designed to be used with the Grade 4 Science Habitats and Communities unit as a stand alone resource and/or a compliment to the Amazing Agriculture Adventure Sheep Station.

Teacher Guide & Activity Sheets
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Simple Machines are Everywhere on the Farm

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Grade 5 - This activity sheet is linked to the Forces and Simple Machines Science unit. Students can identify simple machines found on farm machines, discover where their food comes from and see how science and technology have increased productivity on the farm

Simple Machines on the Farm Teacher Guide Simple Machines on the Farm Student wksht Simple Machines on the Farm Ans. Key
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Soils Lesson Plans

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Grade 3 - These lessons were developed by the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

A Soil Profile Me and Dirt Composting: A Recipe for Good Soil Soil, Water, Air I'm a Soil Scientist
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The Care of Laying Hens in Manitoba

Grade K to 12 - This resource includes a 5-minute DVD and a brochure. Manitoba Egg Farmers are offering classroom presentations to city schools which would cover both production (based on the DVD and brochure), as well as egg nutrition. For more information contact Brenda at bbaz@eggs.mb.ca

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The Real Dirt on Farming

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Grade 5 and 12 - This booklet is designed to connect your students with the food they eat, and introduce them to some of Canada's farm families. This booklet provides basic facts on topics such as the difference between growing crops conventionally and organically, pesticide use, animal housing and animal welfare, environmental sustainability, technology used in farming as well as many other subjects. The goal of this book is to help your students make informed decisions about the food they're eating. This full-colour pictorial booklet, available in English, illustrates what Canadian farming looks like. You can order class sets by filling in the order form below or download the English or French version below.

Real Dirt on Farming Booklet - English Real Dirt on Farming Booklet - French