Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MyAmericanFarm.org…educational, fun, and FREE!

Brad and I spent the weekend in Orlando at the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers leadership conference. Boy, did we have a blast, and I have a lot to blog about!

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One of the very first sessions I attended at the conference is blogworthy in itself. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a completely free (no email address necessary) educational website for kids. It’s called My American Farm, and it has fun activities to practice math, language arts, science, social studies, and health. On top of the curriculum it addresses, the site brings in agriculture education. Our kids need to know about our farmers! What better way than to mix ag education with math or science!

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Activities can be chosen by curriculum subject or ag topic.

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One game, My Little Ag Me, lets kids choose an avatar to represent themselves in various agriculture careers.

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Harvest This uses math while harvesting fields. There are 12 different games to play, and there is a passport to print off and mark when each game has been completed.

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Not only does My American Farm have fantastic activities for the kids, the site offers family hands-on activities, educator resources, premade handouts with activities, and a curriculum standards alignment chart.

Check it out! MyAmericanFarm.org This site is great for home, homeschoolers, the classroom… anyone! My American Farm was built for grades 3 – 5, but kids on both sides of that range can enjoy the activities. Let me know what you think!

2 comments:

CHERI said...

I'll definitely check this out. I'm always looking for new and educational sites for Reid and for fun things for us to do together. Glad ya'll had such a good time.

mountain mama said...

will check it out, thanks :)