Andrea Fristoe

Agriculture/STEM e-Learning Curriculum for Teachers from Farm Journal Foundation

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Aug 21, 2020

 

DEAR EDUCATORS,

The Farm Journal Foundation would like to send our sincere appreciation for all that you do to encourage learning in your community. We recognize this fall semester,  for all educators, will bring unique challenges and uncertainties. We hope the Farm Journal Foundation e-learning resources outlined below are helpful to you as you navigate this school year.  

Over the past several years our organization has worked on an e-Learning initiative that is focused on providing an overview of the U.S. agricultural system. The content is quite dynamic and largely video-narrated by farmers, ranchers and growers from across the United States. Much of this content is currently featured in an educational garden installation located on the National Mall entitled Agriculture Through the Voice of the Farmer.

 

RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

  • Overview of the US Agriculture System--e-Learning modules divided into three sections with approximately 4 chapters per section (15-20 minutes per chapter).
  • Business and Culture of U.S. Agriculture--Short e-learning segments (2-3 minutes each--4 thematic sections) 
  • Virtual Reality Content and Single Use Goggles--Explore a swine farm and corn field via a 360 virtual perspective. 
    • Send us an email if you would like to receive complimentary, personal use VR goggles for each student in your class!
  • Guided Resources-Each of these three e-learning formats  have a guide, providing you examples of how to incorporate these materials in your classroom or learning program, as well as questions relevant to material for assessment.
  • 5-minute Overview Video for Teachers-explains how to access, download, and use these guides. 
 

LEARNING MATERIALS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR:

  • Middle and high school students
  • Agricultural education classrooms
  • 4-H youth development
  • Adult extension or consumer education programs
To access these resources please visit the special landing page we have established for educators by clicking the link below. 

Farm Journal Foundation is honored to be able to support you in any way that we can and we hope these resources and guides are of use in developing your lesson plans or in any other way that helps you in achieving your goals for your students. 
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LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK


As we settle into a new reality, our Foundation is looking ahead in how we can further expand our learning initiative best for educators. Take our survey at the bottom of our resources page link or touch base with our coordinators with ideas or requests for future e-learning materials. 
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Thank you again for the great service you are providing to our communities, each of you are heroes.

Sincerely,


Tricia Beal

CEO
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