Food for Thought: Minnesota Agriculture and Geography K-12 Curriculum lessons, printable maps and web map

Food for Thought (4th Edition) is a set of 18 Minnesota academic standards-based K-12 lessons and maps. This unique classroom resource is the result of a long-standing working relationship between the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and Program and the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE). MAGE support allows access to this curriculum FREE of charge.<br/><br/>These lessons provide a wide breadth of content and companion maps with the goal inspiring interest in the geography of Minnesota agriculture and enrich the classroom learning experience. These lessons and maps are designed to enable students and others to locate themselves amidst the grand mosaic of fields, ethanol plants, roads and food processing facilities found across Minnesota. It is our hope that this curriculum will create a sense of connection between Minnesota residents and those engaged in agriculture.<br/><br/>The bond between agriculture and geography is evident in the academic standards for social studies, specifically geography. Food for Thought boasts agricultural-related benchmarks for all grades. These lessons support the expectation of students to be able to use maps to understand regions, analyze contemporary lifestyles and make informed locational decisions.<br/><br/>The entire 4th Edition of Food for Thought is available online and the 18 lesson Teacher Guide is also available in hard copy. A Minnesota Ag in the Classroom hard copy book can also be ordered. The full menu (44 maps) of companion maps is available in both full color and black and white versions. The curriculum includes 44 printable (PDF) maps and online interactive maps. See:

  • Food for Thought Curriculum: Lessons and MapsWebApp

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