Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) recognizing the wisdom, creativity, and dedication teachers invest in the classroom, offers support through lesson plans and activities to enhance classroom learning. AITC has a long history of creating resources connecting state educational content standards in math, science, social studies, and language arts to food, fiber, and fuel.
Why use agriculture to teach core learning?
Agriculture connects people. Farms and ranches are everywhere in our nation. Agricultural businesses are in towns, cities, and communities in every part of Nebraska. In Nebraska, agriculture creates one in four jobs – jobs that your students can one day be involved in. The bottom line is, agriculture is an important industry for all of us and provides a rich context for learning about Nebraska’s past and present, the economy, lifestyles, the environment, and so much more.
We invite you to explore lessons and hands-on activities that thoughtfully engage students. Use this toolkit to learn how to get started using Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom resources in your classroom.