Explore big ideas like the land and its resources, food systems, Alberta and Canadian histories, trends and human activities through agriculture! Find out how to use the project AGRICULTURE curriculum-based program in your elementary classrooms. Access examples of sources and stories, engage with interesting and quirky trivia questions and find Alberta farm photos that your students can use to take the project AGRICULTURE challenge and make a timeline, design an amazing race, create a trending infographic, envision a job of the future or demonstrate a reaction in everyday foods.
This session will provide practical suggestions for using the project AGRICULTURE program with your students as project-based, or simply, activity-centred learning – and within in-class or remote learning contexts. Five topics provide integrated mini-units or simple, activity-centred approaches that support Alberta Social Studies, Science, Health/Wellness, literacy and numeracy. Download any of the project/activity teaching guides, students learning sources, assessment tools and vocabulary supports or receive free print versions of any of the resources.
Patricia Ramsay is a former classroom teacher and consultant, who currently works on the development of curriculum-based resources and professional learning for organizations interested in supporting effective learning and teaching. She led the creation and development of the project AGRICULTURE program, working with an advisory group of Alberta teachers and with support from Alberta Milk.
Teachers & Educational Assistants
This project is covered by the agricultural producer groups who have supported the development of the Project AG resources – AB Milk, Chicken, Turkey, Egg Farmers, Hatching Eggs, Pulse Growers, Canola and Wheat/Barley.
A repeat session will occur at 4:00 - 5:30 pm.