Thursday, September 29, 2011

My American Farms - Games for Learning About Agriculture

My American Farm is a website produced in part by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The purpose of the site is to help students develop their knowledge of agriculture through online games. There are thirteen games that students can play for free. Each game addresses a set of math, science, and or social studies standards related to agriculture. Teachers can see the list of standards that correspond to each game by accessing this reference sheet (clicking the link will open a PDF) available through the educators' resources page of My American Farm.

The video below offers a three minute overview of everything My American Farm offers to students and teachers.


Applications for Education
Many students are disconnected from the process of food production. Through My American Farm young students can become familiar with some of the steps of getting food from fields to the dinner plate while learning some math and science content along the way.