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Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) and the state agriculture education system are offering online lessons and resources to help educators, parents, and students, especially while schools statewide are closed.
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.
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.
Short and Sweet Home Learning
Enjoy a visit to the farm without leaving your home. Join us as we explore dairy cows, ruminant animals, feed, chicks and more. Ideas to use for educators and "new parent teachers".
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.
Virtual Programs coming Fall of 2020
Thank you for attending our last workshop of the school year where we celebrated lessons for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Check back in August for our free 2020-21 teacher workshops.
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.