Curriculum integrated experiential learning at its best!
Welcome to the fun of learning about agriculture in California! In addition to your farm tour, McKellar Family Farms is excited to be partnering with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to bring you resources and lesson plans for your students!
What is Agriculture in the Classroom?
Agriculture in the Classroom is designed to help kindergarten through twelfth grade students acquire the knowledge necessary to understand where their food and fiber comes from. McKellar Family Farms is currently integrating resources and lesson plans from the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom specific to: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, for public elementary schools in California. Through various lesson plans and resources, educators are encouraged to incorporate agriculture and nutrition into their lessons in all subject areas and to point out the important role agriculture plays in our economy, society, and daily lives.
Why Teach About Agriculture?
Our mission at McKellar Family Farms is to foster the relationship between farmers, food, and families, by offering a real citrus farm experience. Our partnership with CA Ag in the Classroom allows your students to see that agriculture is everywhere. It is the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, and the plants we enjoy. A well-rounded education should include hands-on experiences and true-to-life learning at the most fundamental level. By exposing students to agriculture through a real farm experience and engaging lesson plans and activities, we hope students will be inspired to continue to learn about food, fiber and ultimately, gain an appreciation for all that agriculture provides.
When to Teach About Agriculture
The time is now! Ag in the Classroom creates resources that allows educators to weave agriculture into all subject areas. McKellar Family Farms has incorporated resources and lesson plans from California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom that are aligned to California Education Standards.
How Can You Teach About Agriculture?
Step 1: Schedule your farm tour with us today!
Step 2: Before or after your farm tour with us, integrate lesson plans and resources from Ag in the Classroom that best fits your classes’ needs and continue the conversation of the important role agriculture plays in the lives of your students.
Step 3: Enjoy all the exciting educational opportunities that agriculture has to offer!