Check out all that Illinois Ag in the Classroom has to offer with this line-up of virtual teacher training sessions!
McLean County teachers who complete at least one workshop will receive a FREE book & materials to implement the lessons in their classroom!!
All sessions are FREE and will be conducted via Zoom. Sessions will also be recorded & can be viewed on your own schedule.
Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00 AM
June 2: View From the Cab: An Overview of Illinois Ag in the Classroom June 9: Legen-dairy Lessons about Milk and Moo-re June 16: STEM and Leaves: Innovative STEM Lessons with an Ag Connection June 24: Scrambled States of America: Ag-Themed Books for Every State (in conjunction with the National Ag in the Classroom Virtual Summit) June 30: The 3-Legged Stool: Finding Classroom Connections with Ag Sustainability July 7: Plowing Through Our Past: A Look at the History of Ag in Illinois July 14: Don’t Be a Bad Apple: Tasty Apple-Themed Lessons That Pack a Crunch July 21: Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About: Engaging Pumpkin-Themed Texts and Lessons
Special 5-hour Mini-Conference:
July 30: The Cultures of Agriculture: Exploring the Diversities of Food and Farming (9:00-noon and 1:00-3:00 with help from Illinois Commodity Groups)
Ag in the Classroom has great e-learning resources for junior & senior high school students! Check out some of these options:
– A Journey 2050 virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Students explore how to sustainably feed the world’s growing population by 2050. Once you register as a teacher, your students can enter your teacher code before playing each level and the game will generate a student report.
– explore the global food supply with portraits of 30 families from around the world showing what one week of groceries looks like for their family Hungry Planet – What the World Eats
– hands-on STEM activities. Some of these can be done with simple materials that students may have around the house. Purple Plow Puzzlers
– an interactive timeline of the history of Agriculture in the United States Growing a Nation
– virtual field trips to explore ag careers. Each one has an educator guide with options for extension activities. Ag Explorer
– explore biotechnology and the science of genetic engineering with step-by-step videos, computer based activities and quizzes Journey of a Gene
President’s Day is just around the corner! Check out these books & activities for hands-on learning about these notable Presidents & their connection to agriculture:
Check out the new Illinois History Ag Mag!
Ag Mags are nonfiction reading resources full of factual information and activities in a colorful newspaper style. The new Illinois history edition takes a look at the ways agriculture weaves in to the history of the prairie state.
Order a FREE set for your classroom today! (30 copies per pack).
Take a look at the notable people, places, businesses and inventions that have shaped Illinois’ history with
L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet by Kathy jo Wargin.
Recommended for Grades 2nd-5th.
Plus we have
lessons & activities to go with the book like the Illinois Farm Charm
Request a copy of the book and/or supplies to make the Illinois Farm Charm here: