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Food Check-Out Day School Donation Collection- Dimes for Dairy
Simply have your school collect dimes and the Cook County Farm Bureau, in conjunction with farmer-owned Prairie Farms Dairy, will purchase dairy products for the Together We Cope Food Pantry.
Earth Day Workshop March 11, 2020
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and earn 2 free PDCH. Lessons connected to soil, horticulture, agriculture, water and more. Walk away with curriculum ideas to use throughout the remainder of the school year.
4-Page Colorful Ag Magazines for Kids
The Illinois Farm Bureau® Ag Mags contain information about agriculture, bright pictures, classroom activities and agricultural careers. Contact Cook County Farm Bureau® to receive copies for your classroom.
Free Classroom Kits
All kits are inclusive and designed to bring agriculture to life in your classroom with hands-on activities and exercises in math, science, social studies and language arts based on the CORE/Next Generation Science Standards.
Teach your classroom where food and fiber come from!
If you are a Chicago area teacher, your students can correspond with an Illinois farmer through the Adopt-a-Classroom Program. From fall to spring your classroom will interact with your Farm Writer and gain valuable knowledge through the farmer's experience.
Online Curriculum Map for K-12 Teachers
The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards.
Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry-based approach, the program encourages students to make decisions and adjusts them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.