Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County, in partnership with NYS Agriculture in the Classroom, presents an educational program for Pre K – 5th grade classrooms within Lewis County school district. Through this program, educators will order a free lesson plan and all necessary lesson materials required to incorporate various agricultural concepts into classroom curriculum. Explore a fresh menu of themed lesson plans each month connecting your students to local food and agriculture.
Who Can Participate?
Pre-K through 5th grade teachers in Lewis County. Multiple classrooms from the same school can participate.
Lessons offered through this program are selected through the Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix, which contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards and next generation science standards.
How it Works
This program, which spans November-May, with monthly lesson plans and activities that are a fresh way to introduce agriculture into your curriculum.
Each month educators will receive an email with the featured agriculture topic of the month, along with the lesson plans, videos and supplemental activities.
Teachers who have participated in the past will receive an e-mail with the month's lesson plans, resources and more.
All orders for the following month are due on the 15th of the current month.
Included in each activity package is the complete, hands-on lesson plan and materials to complete the lesson.
The lesson and materials will be organized and delivered to Lewis County Schools by the 10th of the month.
All orders must be placed by the 15th of every month to receive your Agriculture in the Classroom lesson package. Activity packages will be dropped off at schools by the 10th of the following month.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Outreach Visits
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County is also pleased to offer and provide in class visits to school classrooms to enhance lesson plans by providing outside resources and knowledge of the agricultural arena. These are available by appointment.
To Register: Educators can register one time to receive lessons for the school year. https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/_223
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Last updated January 24, 2023