The following portal contains user friendly curriculum that has been aligned with Mississippi’s 2018 College-and-Career Readiness Standards in Math, Science, and Social Studies as well as the National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes, and the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s recognized commodities. These lessons include objectives created by incorporating Bloom’s Taxonomy hierarchical ordering of cognitive thinking skills that can, among countless other uses, help teachers teach and students learn. To accompany these lessons, The Longhurst Murray Agricultural Literacy Instrument was used to validate the effectiveness of achieving literacy in agriculture by participating in these lessons. If you are interested in assessing your students agricultural literacy levels, please contact the School of Human Science at Mississippi State University.
These comprehensive lesson plans are formatted in the following order: Overview and Purpose, Educational Standards, National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes, Objectives, Materials Needed, Lesson set up, Vocabulary, General/Mississippi Ag Facts, Background Information for Teachers, Learning Procedures, and Concept Elaboration and Evaluation. The lesson format was designed and inspired by the National Agriculture in the Classroom lesson plans, as well as formatted for ease of use by educators.
This curriculum was developed by the Mississippi State University School of Human Science for the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag in the Classroom Program. Click the icon with your corresponding grade to view the lesson plans.