Below you will find educational materials for kindergarten teachers exploring agriculture in the classroom. All lesson plans were created based on 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.
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.
Plant or Animal: E.K.10.2 With teacher guidance, develop questions to conduct a structured investigation to determine ways to conserve Earths resources (i.e., reduce, reuse, and recycle) and communicate results.
Horticulture: L.K.2.1 Use informational test or other media to make observations about plants as they change during the life cycle (e.g., germination, growth , reproduction, death) and use models (e.g., drawing , writing, dramatization, or technology) to communicate findings.
Sweet Potatoes: L.K.3A.1 With teacher guidance, conduct a structured investigation to determine what plants need to live and grow (water, light, and a place to grow). Measure growth by directly comparing plants with other objects.