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M-AITC materials are designed to be integrated into existing subject areas such as social studies, science, environmental education, math and language arts. This interdisciplinary approach provides unlimited opportunities for incorporating agriculture across the K-12 curriculum. A multitude of materials are available to assist educators in teaching about agriculture. M-AITC is outside of the classroom too. Community groups, home schools and the general public all take advantage of programs and resources that are part of M-AITC.
Minnesota School Gardens: A Guide to Gardening and Plant Science
Ag-Tivities Grades K-3 (PDF: 1.50 MB / 25 pages)
Ag-Tivities Grades 4-6 (PDF: 1.47 MB / 37 pages)
AgMag and Teacher Guide Series - The AgMag is produced and distributed three times each school year and is geared for students in grades 4-6. It's a great resource! Every year we distribute copies to over 500 Minnesota schools.
AgMagJr. and Teacher Guide Series The AgMag Jr. is produced and distributed twice each school year. The primary target audience is first grade.
Food for Thought Mapping Curriculum - A Geography of Minnesota Agriculture. Use the lessons and maps to spark students curiosity and lead them to further explore the land and people of Minnesota.
Commodity Cards - Updated in 2011. Handy "flashcards" offer information on a variety of Minnesota's top ranking plant and animal agricultural commodities. Great for projects or bulletin boards.
Children's Literature Book Bundle - Two, ten-book bundles that are targeted to a specific student grade range – K-2 and 3-5. Accompanying Educator Guides provide discussion questions and suggested activities, lessons and resources that extend student learning beyond the books.
The Ag Links Library has tons of agricultural links - agribusiness, government, food safety, kids pages, research, etc.
Minnesota Agriculture - Global Trading Partners
Minnesota Agricultural Profile (PDF: 440 KB / 2 pages)
Food, Fiber, Environment Integration - Content/Context Matrix (PDF: 540 KB / 14 pages)
Baseball Connections to Agriculture (PDF: 636 KB / 1 page)
The following resources are also available from the Minnesota Ag in the Classroom program. Use the Free Teacher Resources order form to order any of these materials for your class or school.
Al Withers, Program Director
Phone: 651-201-6688 • Fax: 651-201-6117
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com