Agriculture in the Classroom

Classroom Resources

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

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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 Bread in a Bag/ Butter in a Jar - Teacher Guide
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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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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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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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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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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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Journey 2050

This online teacher resource developed by Agrium lets students explore answers to the question, ‘How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people by the year 2050?’ through the use of video games, videos, classroom activities and teacher ready PowerPoints with speaking and background notes. MB curriculum connections provided. Teachers register for free to access this excellent program at www.journey2050.com

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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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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. Download a free version or order a complete Pizza Farm Resource Kit with or without a Seeds That Feed kit (lesson 2) below.

Pizza Farm Resource-Online Version
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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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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

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