Below you will find educational materials for second grade 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.
L.2.3A.2 Construct scientific arguments to explain how animals can make major changes (e.g., beaver dams obstruct streams, or large deer populations destroying crops) and minor changes to their environments (e.g., ant hills, crawfish burrows, mole tunnels).
Dairy: P.2.6.3 Develop a plan to change the force (push or pull) of friction to solve a human problem (e.g., improve the ride on a playground slide or make a toy car or truck go faster). Use an engineering design process to define the problem, design, construct, evaluate, and improve the plan.
Equine: H.2.1 Evaluate how people and events have shaped the local community, state and nation through primary sources 1. Identify various primary sources. 2. Use various primary sources to investigate significant people and events of the past. 3. Identify vocabulary to express measurements of time. 4. Compare and contrast historical perspectives of primary sources.
Cotton: G.2.2 Investigate physical features of the local region. 1. Examine how physical features affect human settlement. 2. Distinguish between urban, rural, suburban, etc. 3. Investigate different types of landforms and their characteristics.
Forage: G.2.2 Investigate physical features of the local region. 1. Examine how physical features affect human settlement. 2. Distinguish between urban, rural, suburban, etc. 3. Investigate different types of landforms and their characteristics.
Rice: E.2.2 Explain the effects of supply and demand on the price of goods and services. 1. Define scarcity and how it relates to goods and services. 2. Evaluate the impact of resources availability on the price of goods.