Lessons & Resources

Wisconsin Teacher Lesson Plans

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom offers lesson plans for Pre-K through high school grade levels about agriculture and agricultural careers. Our website features a filterable list to help teachers and volunteers locate lesson plans based on grade level. These lesson plans mesh with existing curriculum and teachers can utilize the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix to locate lessons that align with education standards in different subject areas.

The teacher lesson plans offered through Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom are free and available via digital download. These resources are free thanks to the generous support of donors to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation. If you enjoy using these lessons and resources, please consider making a donation to help our program.

 

Wisconsin Agriculture Teaching Resources

In addition to free lesson plans, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom connects teachers and volunteers with educational resources such as Ag Mags, Ag Today Readers and the Book Program. These teaching resources help enhance students’ understanding of food, farming and agricultural careers. Many of the resources are available free of charge, however some are only available for purchase. If your classroom is in need of funds to purchase any of these teaching resources or implement learning opportunities, consider reaching out to your local Ag in the Classroom coordinator or applying for an Ag in the Classroom mini-grant or matching grant.

 

Exploring Agricultural Careers

This Business Called Agriculture is a free workbook produced by the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program. This workbook shared Wisconsin ag facts related to many different industries including dairy, beef, Christmas trees, potatoes, horses and more. Each section has activities that challenge students to use the information they learned to answer questions, complete charts or write a short essay.

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom also offers An Agricultural Career for You, a booklet designed for students in grades 6-12 to explore career opportunities, salaries and benefits and universities and technical schools. This resource allows students to explore activities they enjoy and how they connect to career opportunities while also thinking about conducting informational interviews and creating a resume.