Teaching Materials

Welcome to the Educator Resources section of the Knowledge Center. As a networking agent, it is our goal to help share information about agriculture with a wide variety of audiences. We will be posting lesson plan ideas, teaching tools and other resources here to help formal and non-formal educators share the agricultural story with children, youth, and adults in a variety of ways!

We hope that you will take the time to visit this page for ideas – and to share some of your own! If you have a suggestion or variation on a posted idea or lesson we would love for you to share it so that we can all learn and expand our options! If you have a lesson you would like to share, please feel free to email the Knowledge Center team via the Contact Us option at the bottom of the screen with your idea and pictures!

We look forward to helping to share fun and unique ways to teach about agriculture!


The Knowledge Center Team


Ahoy Soy!

Harvest is in full swing!  Did you know that soybeans can be found in livestock food, human food, building materials, textiles and much more??
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"The Fabric of Our Lives"

Cotton is a multipurpose crop...the majority is composed of seed which can be turned into oil, meal and hulls while the rest is fiber cotton.  Check out some of the things that can be made from one bale of cotton (480 lbs of cotton)...
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That's Nuts!

Mmmm....peanuts!  Peanut butter, peanut soup, peanut snacks; these tasty little legumes have all kinds of uses!  Check out this infographic with some fun facts about peanuts!
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We'd like to share this Activity and Coloring Book with you!

Learn more about an Activity and Coloring Book for children to learn more about 'Ag' -- hot off the presses!
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West Virginia Farm to School

West Virginia Farm to School Community Development Group is a collaboration of West Virginians working together to create synergistic partnerships to advance farm to school efforts across the state.  They have resource for Garden Based Learning Curriculum and School Gardens, and best of all, its FREE!
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