Educational Resources

Manitoba Canola Growers is proud to work with various partners to promote agriculture literacy in schools.  Recently we have expanded our partnerships to work with teachers who specialize in writing and sharing teaching resources with their fellow teachers through the Teachers Pay Teachers platform.
 
Over the past year, we have worked with two teachers to develop a total of four resources aimed at students ranging from Grade 1-6. These Manitoba curriculum connected project provides teachers/parents with a project that not only reinforces real-life math, social studies, english language arts and science skills, but also teaches kids about the important work that farmers do.
 
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This grade 4 Manitoba curriculum connected project aims to not only reinforce real-life math and language skills, but also inspire kids in the kitchen. Although this project has been created to specifically target Grade 4 Manitoba Math and ELA outcomes, it can be used by teachers anywhere!

The specific skills that this project reinforces are:

MATH
- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
- estimation
- identifying and adding fractions
- problem solving
- time and money
- graphing and data interpretation
ELA
- use descriptive and persuasive language
- use online sources to conduct research; manage information and ideas
- design for a specific purpose and audience

Thank you to Shelley Gray for helping us create this resource for teachers.


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This Grade 3 & 4 Manitoba curriculum connected resource allows students to experience what it is like to work on a Canadian grain farm.

Students will be guided through activities to:

- Use math skills to layout their fields
- Read descriptions of different crops grown in Canada and match those to pictures based on the description.
- Read and chart information about different soil types.
- Explore the different stages of growth for Canada's #1 crop, Canola.
- Investigate possible solutions to soil erosion from a farmers point of view.
- Learn about farm equipment used in grain farming.
- Engage with a farmer if the class chooses to take part in the bonus activity.

Thank you to Rathgeber Resources for helping us create these resources for teachers.


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This Grade 5 & 6 Manitoba curriculum based resource puts students into the shoes of a new agriculture reporter. They will learn about agriculture while they search for the next big news story focused to impress their editor.

Students will be guided through activities to:

- Read and problem solve to classify different Canadian crops.
- Use multi-step math skills to figure out how much seed is needed to plant each of the farmers fields.
- Explore charts and graphs to answer questions around how well the farmers crops yielded.
- See simple machines in action on the farm and explore what makes them work.
- Layout a multi-year equipment budget keeping in mind the farmers needs and dollars available.
- Finally layout and write a cover worthy story relating to agriculture that will keep readers engaged and informed.
- Engage with a farmer if the class chooses to take part in the bonus activity.

Thank you to Rathgeber Resources for helping us create these resources for teachers.


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Farming Through the Seasons CoverThis grade 1 Manitoba curriculum connected project provides teachers/parents with a project that not only reinforces real-life math and science skills, but also teaches kids about the important work that farmers do. Although this project has been created to specifically target Grade 1 Manitoba Math and Science outcomes, it can be used by teachers anywhere! It’s important to note that your students will likely need some help reading the text.

The specific skills that this project reinforces are:

MATH
-Subitize and recognize arrangements of dots/objects
-Represent numbers to 20
-Addition/subtraction within 20
-Estimation
-Repeating patterns
SCIENCE
-Use appropriate vocabulary related to the senses
-Give examples of how the senses are important to a farmer
-Ask questions that lead to explorations of living things

Thank you to Shelley Gray for working with us to create this resource for teachers.


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For more amazing agriculture activities to bring to your classroom visit

Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba

Agriculture in the Classroom – Canada

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