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Students will explore issues facing agriculture, analyzing each issue from the perspective of farmers, consumers and lawmakers. Using the perspectives they’ve gained they will create reliable and knowledge based messaging on each issue.

Student Worksheets available on Google Slides
Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes Worksheet
Message House Worksheet

Ag Tag Matching Game

45 min lesson

Reinforce this message with the Ag Tag Matching Game. It links commodities to their many by-products and shows how even “waste” materials can be made into something useful.

Agricultural Inventors

45 min lesson

Back in the 1830s, a young blacksmith from Vermont, made his mark on American history. John Deere, That’s Who! is the story of John Deere and his development of the steel plow. Beautiful illustrations accompany the fun text and bring the story of this remarkable innovator to life.

Agricultural Networking

30 min lesson

This exciting role-playing lesson opens students’ eyes to all of the many people that grow, research, process, and transport food, fiber, and wood products. This lesson will inspire students about the potential of working in agriculture.

Busy Bees

45 min lesson

Bees are some of the most important pollinators for our plants and crops. They are responsible for pollinating many crops that we enjoy such as apples, oranges, carrots, broccoli and over 100 other crops! In this lesson students explore concepts such as pollination and cross pollination between plants through a fun simulation.

Many students think products simply come from factories or stores. This hands-on activity helps students understand that before an item ever leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product in the natural world – most likely agriculture while also teaching the importance of breakfast and exercise.

Food Group Sorting

60 min lesson

Students are constantly growing and learning new information about health and nutrition. This lesson teaches about the importance of a well-balanced diet and incorporates all five food groups. Students will participate in a hands-on activity to categorize various foods and meals into the five food groups.

Check out the adapted, online student worksheet version of this activity for elearning purposes.

Garden in a Glove

60 min lesson

This simple lesson gives students an opportunity to investigate and observe how a seed sprouts.

Give Me Five!

45 min lesson

Students learn about the five food groups and what Oregon grown foods fit into each group. This lesson makes a local connection to good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Students will learn how to determine reliable information sources on the internet to develop fact-based writing about agricultural topics.

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