Lesson Plans

Check out Texas Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom lesson plans. All lessons are available for free download.

The Very Hungry Texas Caterpillar

Colored Template | Lesson Plan | Coloring Book Template

The template and lesson have been adapted from the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle and the South Dakota Ag in the Classroom presentation entitled “Books and Bulletin Boards” at the 2005 National AITC conference.

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Texas Top Ten

Texas farmers and ranchers grow a wide variety of agricultural commodities. With this activity, students try to list the top ten agricultural commodities grown in Texas.
Texas Top Ten

Food and Fiber for the 21st Century

Food and Fiber for the 21st Century is packed full of lessons that can be integrated into the curriculum areas of math, language arts, social studies and science. Written to grades 1-6, the resource guide uses as its foundation a unit entitled The Importance of Agriculture. All lessons are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and also address objectives for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). Units are available individually or bound in a three-ring binder. Also available on CD.

Unit 1 - Agriculture–Touching Us Daily
The Earth Under Our Feet shows how every living thing depends on the soil, either directly or indirectly.
Unit 2 - The Earth Under Our Feet
Lessons in Plants We Eat, Wear and Use cover the major crops grown in Texas. Students learn that many of the products we use every day are made directly from agricultural crops or from their by-products.
Unit 3 - Plants We Eat, Wear and Use
Plant Science Activities contains lessons on the structure and function of plant parts, plant parts we eat and plant science activities for student investigation.
Unit 4 - Plant Science Activities
Livestock in Our Lives has lessons about beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats, and poultry. Students learn how livestock in Texas benefits us both socially and economically.
Unit 5 - Livestock in Our Lives
What the Heck is BioTech? teaches students the basics of heredity and genetics. Students learn how, through scientific research, the food we eat, clothes we wear and all the other things we use every day, are made better.
Unit 6 - What the Heck is Biotech???

WebQuests

Learning online can be fun! Enjoy our new Web Quests, brought to you by Ag in the Classroom!

Featured WebQuest: Plants We Eat, Wear and Use 

WebQuest 1: Heroes in Agriculture

Featured Lessons

 Developed and presented by Kate McDowell at 2012 AITC workshops