College

College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Department

Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Science

Date

3-2018

Advisor(s)

Megan Silcott

Abstract/Summary

There are few Common Core approved lesson plans for teachers to incorporate into traditional science programs in California. The Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program provides K-12 educators lesson plans with an agricultural focus. Only 13 out of 45 of the lesson plans that the California AITC website offers are Common Core approved (Learn About Ag, 2017).

Agricultural literacy is valuable to consumers, can lead to careers in agriculture, and can create a greater understanding of the world and of science for students. The agricultural lessons give students a real life relationship with what they are learning and encourage a higher rate of agricultural literacy in society.The focus of this project is to create Common Core compliant lesson plans covering different components of agriculture with the intent of encouraging agricultural education in elementary school classrooms with the goal of increasing agricultural literacy in youth.

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