Free Resources & Lesson Plans

Category: Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 6 - 8

Agriculture & The Environment

Newly updated in 2018! The fourth edition of "Agriculture and the Environment" is designed to engage middle school students in discovery and exploration of topics related to agriculture and natural resources. Made up of 6 lessons, each including a teacher's guide, background information and student engagement sheets.

Educator Guides  Lesson Plans   |   Grades 6 - 8

Dive In! Exploring the Science of Water & Food Production

Welcome to Dive In! Exploring the Science of Water and Food Production, a water education resource for teachers and volunteer educators.  These Problem-Based Learning methods will engage students in the science of water and food production. Questions include:

  • Why do we need water? 
  • Where does water come from?
  • Is all water the same?
  • How can we responsibly use water?
  • How can I be involved with water?

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 2 - 4

The Guardian Team Lesson Plans

This educator guide accompanies the book "The Guardian Team," a winner of the AFBFA Book of the Year Award. 

Find the book here.

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 7 - 10

Bringing Biotechnology to Life

Brought to you by The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture in partnership with the International Food and Information Council Foundation, www.foodinsight.org

Answers questions: What is DNA?; What is selective breeding? How can we examine DNA?; What is biotech?; How do researchers compare DNA?; Where would we be without "GMOs"?; How is biotech used? 

Lesson Plans  Online Learning   |   Grades 9 - 12

Sustainable Agriculture Lesson plans


Sustainable Agriculture Lesson Plans are for grades 9-12 with the goal of increasing students' knowledge about the social, economic, environmental, and production components of sustainable farming and ranching in the 21st century.  
 
At the end of each lesson, students will complete an Online Learning Experience that corresponds with the respective lesson plan. 

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 3 - 5

Peanut Activity Cards

Learn all about peanuts in this collection of 12, easy to implement 3rd-5th grade lesson plans/activities

Lesson Plans   |   Grades 8 - 8

Lean Beef – An Important Part of Adolescent Growth

Written by On The Farm participant Chris Schau, Student and Family Engagement Specialist, Clark County School District, Henderson, NV

Summary: Within the 8th grade study of nutrition, these lessons will focus on how the consumption of lean beef can contribute to an adolescent’s health and wellness