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Career Curriculum Guide

Curriculum for 6th through 8th graders all about the diverse careers in agriculture.

Bid or Bust: The Auction Experience |  6th - 8th Grade Lesson Plan

Objectives

1. Learners will understand the role and responsibilities of an auctioneer.

2. Learners will experience how an auction works.

3. Learners will learn about people involved in auctions: bidders, buyers, sellers, and attendees.

 

Standards

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.7. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.1. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6-8.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

In the Parlor with Dairy Farmers (Ag Mag Supplement)

Welcome to the In the Parlor with Dairy Farmers virtual tour! Today, we’ll be expanding on what we learned while reading the Dairy Ag Mag. You’ll get to explore dairy farms with some dairy farmers as your personal tour guides! 

Educator Led Erosion Demonstration

Use this activity to help explain how ground-cover can prevent erosion and loss of valuable top-soil

Cattle Ranch Riddle Challenge - Lesson Packet

Use this lesson guide as you begin implementing the Cattle Ranch Riddle Challenge!

Protect the Pollinators Challenge - Lesson Packet

This lesson packet walks through the lessons for the Purple Plow Protect the Pollinators Challenge. 

Feeding Minds Cultivating Growth Educator’s Guide

This lesson plan series has been developed with the middle-school educator in mind. The three selected books are appropriate for middle-school readers, and the content lends to important discussion about issues relevant to young learners. The resources reinforce an accurate image of the agricultural industry, as determined by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA), while inviting students to explore important concepts related to personal growth. Regardless of your primary subject area, you have an opportunity to support learning with these fun, relevant resources.

Agriculture & The Environment Lesson Plans

This resource was designed to engage middle school students in discovery and exploration of topics related to agriculture and natural resources. Inside you’ll find six engaging lessons; each made up of a teacher’s guide, background information for the student and student engagement sheets. 

Student Reflection Sheet: Purple Plow

Allow your students to reflection and react to their Purple Plow experience using this guide!

Bringing Biotech to Life - All Lessons

“Bringing Biotechnology to Life” is a resource for science educators and others interested in learning more about biotechnology and its role in food production. This unit of instruction addresses national learning standards for 7th–10th grade, yet the interest level may be much broader. 

Sustainable Agriculture: What is Sustainable Agriculture? Lesson 1

Sustainable Agriculture lesson to be used with the Sustainable Agriculture powerpoint and other lessons. 

Lean Beef – An Important Part of Adolescent Growth Example Illustrations

Example illustrations from students who completed the Lean Beef – An Important Part of Adolescent Growth Lesson

Lean Beef – An Important Part of Adolescent Growth Beef Handout

Beef nutrition handout as a supplement to the Lean Beef – An Important Part of Adolescent Growth Lesson.

Syngenta Summer Fellowship Educator’s Guide

This series of lesson plans was authored by North Carolina teachers after their experience in the Syngenta Summer Fellowship program. The Fellowship is a 10-day experience that immerses STEM teachers into the world of agricultural biotechnology. The program is an interactive experience that explores the process of developing a biotech product from discovery to commercialization, including tours of labs, field visits and meeting with lobbyists to understand agriculture policy.

Dive Into Water Careers!

This is a relevant, purposeful tool that will engage students in the science of water and food production. It is aligned to national learning standards for 6th-8th grade, but the interest level may be much broader.

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