Curriculum

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the existing information about Farm to School Curriculum. To save you time and headache, we recommend the following places for great curriculum!

Captain Planet Foundation

Georgia Organics (an excellent compilation of all types of curriculum related to farm to school!)

Growing Minds

National Agriculture in the Classroom – Teacher Matrix

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)

Growing Classroom Book (Link to Amazon)

This curriculum features hands-on strategies for managing garden-based science instruction including planning a garden laboratory, facilitating investigative lessons on ecology and nutrition, and involving the community in learning activities. Grades 2-6.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

NORTHEAST GEORGIA FARM TO SCHOOL LESSON PLANS

Created by FoodCorps Service Members

KINDERGARTEN

Classifying and Counting Seeds

Seed Counting and Sorting Worksheet

Standards Addressed (ELA, Math and Science): MGSEK.CC.6 MGSEK.CC.3 SKP1b ELAGSEKL5


1st GRADE

Math 

Place Value, Skip-Counting, Plant Parts and Needs with Pumpkin Seeds

Standards Addressed: MGSE1.NBT.1, MGSE1.NBT.2, S1L1a,c


Science

Reviewing Plant Parts and Plant Needs by Dissecting Pinto Beans

Standards Addressed: S1CS3a, S1CS5b, S1L1a,c


2nd GRADE

Exploring Plant Life Cycles, Counting by Tens, and Narrative Writing in the Garden

Standards Addressed: S2CS7d S2L1c MGSE2.NBT.2 MGSE2.NBT.4 ELAGSE2W3 ELAGSE2SL2


3rd GRADE

Science

Plant Adaptions (4 Different Lesson Plans)

Instructions for Plant Adaptation Lessons

Standards Addressed:


Seed to Smoothie

Standards Addressed: ELAGSE3W3, MGSE3.NF.1, S3E1, S3L1


Social Studies

Migrant Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez

Supplemental Cesar Chavez and Farm Worker Word Match

Standards Addressed: SS3H2a,b


4th GRADE

History

Oregon Trail and Oregano Bundles

Standards Addressed: SS4H6


Math

Multi-digit Multiplication and Calculating Soil Needs

Standards addressed: MGSE4.NBT.3, MGSE4.OA.3, MGSE4.NBT.5


Science

Weather Station Exploration

Standards Addressed: S4E4

5th GRADE

ELA

Giving Thanks for Farmers

Standards Addressed: ELAGSE5W2d, ELAGSE5W4, ELAGSE5W10, ELAGSE5SL1, SS EU “Production, Distribution, Consumption”, SS EU “Scarcity


Math

Math Fractions and Confetti Salad

Standards Addressed:  MGSE5.NF.4a, MGSE5.NF.6, MGSE5.NF.7c


Math Measurement Conversion

Standards Addressed: MGSE.5.NBT.1 MGSE.5.NBT.2 MGSE.5.NBT.3 MGSE.5.MD.1


Weighing Garden Harvest

Standards Addressed: MGSE.5.NBT.1, MGSE.5.NBT.3, MGSE.5.NBT.7, Standards for Mathematical Practice 1, 2, 5  S5CS1a, S5CS2b, S5CS3, S5CS5b


Science

Plant Groups and Gymnosperms

Standards Addressed: ELAGSE5W9, ELAGSE5RI1, S5CS5, S5L1

Physical and Chemical Changes in the Kitchen with Turnip Green Pesto Pasta

Standards Addressed: S5P2a, b, c

Soils

Standards Addressed: S6E5d, S6E5h

Which Plant is Which?

Standards Addressed: S5L1.b, LS1.A, LS4.A


Social Studies

The Civil War and Food Stations

Standards Addressed: K-5 Enduring Understanding Scarcity, SS5H1, ELAGSE5RI1, ELAGSE5W9


7th GRADE

ELA

Appalachian Culinary History

Standards Addressed: ELAGSE7R12, ELAGSE7R13, ELAGSE7W2


The Giver (Writing, Interviewing and Baking!)

The Giver Powerpoint

Standards Addressed: ELAGSE7SL1


Health

Chemical Cuisine

Standards Addressed: HE7.1, HE7.1 a, HE7.1 b, HE7.2, HE7.2 e, HE8.1, HE8.2 e


Reading Nutrition Labels

Reading Nutrition Labels Powerpoint

Standards Addressed: HE7.1, HE7.1 b, HE7.2, HE7.2 e, HE8.1


Math

Pumpkins & Proportions

Standards Addressed: MCC7.RP.1, MCC7.RP.2


Science

Eat a Rainbow

Eat a Rainbow Powerpoint

Standards Addressed: HE7.1 a, S7L2 e.


Environmental Problems and Solutions (Powerpoint)


Social Studies

Ethiopian Cuisine

Ethiopian Cuisine Powerpoint

Standards Addressed: SS7G12


Indian Cuisine Lesson Plan

Indian Cuisine Powerpoint

Standards Addressed: SS7G12


Middle East Agriculture

Middle Eastern Cuisine Powerpoint

Standards Addresed: SS7G5


8th GRADE

Science

Matter and Mixtures

Matter and Mixtures Powerpoint

Standards Addressed: S8P1, S8P1 b.

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