Sustainable Agriculture Teacher Resources

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Sustainable Agriculture: Soils And Food Production

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders recognize differences in soil quality from one area to another. They describe the importance of organic matter in soil health and suggest ideas that help provide adequate food supplies for the world. The interview a person...
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read about sustainable agriculture and complete related Internet activities. After reading background information about the economics of sustainable agriculture and the problems with the industrial food system, your young scholars click...
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Your class considers a case study of a sustainable agro-ecosystem and view a PowerPoint presentation about a sustainable farm. They complete a case study worksheet. Extension activities are included.
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Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

For Teachers 8th - 10th
A series of hands-on, outdoor activities increase understanding of agricultural terms, soil management, pest control, and more. Plan ahead for this one as it requires a number of supplies and could be messy. Activities include...
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Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore examples of methods utilized in traditional agricultural practices. They state examples ot methods used in sustainable agricultural practices. They draw conclusions from information presented to them.
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how to use ecological analysis to animal production systems.  For this sustainable agriculture lesson students examine where the nutrients flow in a system and complete several activities. 
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Slow Food: A Different Path

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the slow food movement through a reading and activity. In this slow food lesson plan, students read about the differences in fast food and slow food and the ties to sustainable agriculture. They nominate a local...
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Sustainability

For Teachers 5th
Here is an in-depth, and incredibly thorough lesson plan on sustainable agricultural practices; specifically, regarding the growth of coffee. After completing and discussing a worksheet called "Thinking About Tomorrow," groups of...
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze organic production systems. In this organic agriculture lesson, students examine key organic practices for both crop and livestock. This lesson includes 5 different activities, 4 critical thinking questions and...
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Growing Our Own Food: Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students identify the common food items in their community, plant a small garden and discuss how agriculture has helped growing nations.
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Land of Plenty, Land of Want

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video about the state of the environment. They discover the topic of sustainable agriculture. They identify problems and how to solve them.
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Sustainable Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students perform an experiment to find out if plants grow best when grown in soil with no fertilizer, with chemical fertilizers, or with compost that they have made themselves. Students discover how agriculture practices can benefit the...
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Equadorian Rainforest: The Tropical Supermarket

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the concept of sustainable agricultural practices through cocoa farming and the lives of the people who are the producers. Students watch a slide show and read a story which helps them understand the origins of chocolate,...
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What makes agriculture "sustainable"?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students define terms and distinguish between the goals and practices used to achieve sustainable agriculture.  In this sustainable agriculture lesson students demonstrate awareness of the different impacts of agriculture. 
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Fur, Feathers, and Fins - Animals in our food

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine farms.  In this sustainable agriculture lesson students examine animal production and profitability.
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The Big Picture: Systems

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the ways that agro-ecosystems function to support sustainable agriculture.  In this investigative lesson students examine the different cycles of ecosystems and food systems. 
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Beyond Organic?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the critiques of organic agriculture and its production and marketing approaches.  In this sustainable agriculture instructional activity students study how the ideas about ethics of the food system are changing. 
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Real People, Real Farms: Case studies of organic agriculture

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study examples of organic agriculture from around the country.  In this sustainable agriculture lesson students apply what they learn to real life situations. 
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Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering and Our Food

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In many households across the country, GMOs are a big no-no. Is our mistrust of genetically-engineered food misguided? Biology scholars examine the facts with an animated video from the Kurzgesagt playlist. Topics include the history of...
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Fur, Feathers and Fins

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the stages between growing the animal and buying it at the grocery store.  In food system lesson plan students study the role that animal products have on nutrition and study animal agriculture. 
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The Economics of Horticultural Production

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how government programs and sustainable practices can affect farm profitability.  In this agriculture lesson students complete several activities that include the prices of food and designing their own ecolabel. 
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Reflecting and Creating

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students evaluate the sustainability of an enterprise based on how well it contributes.  In this sustainable agriculture instructional activity students build skills as they work together by using the Internet to research and develop...
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Agriculture: It Doesn't Just Happen

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading an informational text on the Agricultural Research Service, learners research the role of the ARS in Oklahoma. Using reputable online sources, they label a map of the state with relevant areas. Researchers focus on one of...
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Potato Exploration: Projects All About Potatoes!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
How many potatoes tall are you? Unearth this rich resource! A reading of John Coy’s Two Old Potatoes begins a cross-curricular exploration of potatoes. Class members read, write, weigh, measure, and experiment with potatoes. Additional...

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