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The web resources listed here support the content area curriculum. They are used by teachers to present specific skills within the curriculum to individuals, small groups, one classroom of students, or all students at this grade level
Il Dept of Ag

History of the Dept of Agriculture

General Facts about Illinois Agriculture

 

Statistics:

Crop History

Economic History

Livestock History

Environmental

 

Healthy Farms, Healthy Planet

Il Partners

 

Illinois Partners

Il Farm Bureau


Illinois Farm Bureau

Ag_in_Classroom

 

Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom

 

 

Teacher Resources

Secret Side Of The Drought: Many Corn Farmers Will Benefit
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/08/14/158752153/secret-side-of-the-drought-corn-farmers-will-benefit

Socially Responsible Agricultural Project: Factory Farms http://www.sraproject.org/states/illinois/

The Purple River--dairy factory farm incident http://illinoisissues.uis.edu/archives/2011/07/purpleriver.html

Factory Farms in Illinois http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/factsheet/factory-farms-in-illinois/

Factory Farm Map
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/factsheet/factory-farms-in-illinois/

Prairie Rivers: Factory Farms
http://prairierivers.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/IL-Factory-Farm-Factsheet.pdf

 

Websites that Support a Primary Grade Unit on Farms

farm yard
 Milk A Cow

cow At the Farm

Kids Farm

Barnyard Palace


Family Farms Around the World


These 150 farm homepages give you a feel for life on the farm in 40 states and 18 countries around the world. Most include information about life on their farm, animals, crops, wildlife, marketing, problems, economics, soil, climate, and other information of interest to farmers, students, and the general public. Each farm has included a mailto: and would be delighted to hear from you. They will answer your e-letters as quickly as farm work permits.

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Pumpkin Facts

pumpkin

Great Pumpkin Detectives Webquest

Old MacHerbert's Farm Webquest

 

AG's Cool Activities: From North Carolina's website, a variety of games based on the products of a farm

The Kid's AG Page Learn about crops and animals produced in Illinois and the ways in which they are used, remember that agriculture is more than farming.

Farm Unit Resources for Teachers

March, 2013