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Program Coordinator, Agriculture Literacy
University of Illinois Extension
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Montgomery County Ag Literacy
Agriculture Classroom Resources Available for Free-Loan
Contact Beth Groves, Agricultural Literacy Program Coordinator to borrow any of the resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-532-3941.
For a summary of all materials available from the local Montgomery County office, be sure to review the Agricultural Literacy Resource Kit list.
Chick Hatch and Worm Farm registrations must be completed by an online registration form. Click the link below to access the form.
Abracadabra! Alohomora! Open the doors. . . of active discovery and watch your students explore the depths of the Agriculture industry. The lessons in the mAGic kits are multidisciplinary, all inclusive, and designed to bring math, science, social studies and Language Arts to life through agriculture. The mAGic kits address the Illinois Learning Standards and the assessment frameworks are identified. The lessons include exercises for grades 4-8 in mapping, graphing, sequencing, reading, writing, experimentation, research and much more. These kits are available on a free-loan basis. Kits may be reserved in advance. To see a detailed table of contents with student objectives, please select the kit title.
These cross-curricular thematic kits contain a collection of resources – lessons, books, videos/DVDs and more. Many lessons are aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards. Ideal for grades K-4. These kits are available on a free-loan basis. Please select the kit title for a description of the kit.
- The Wheat We Eat
- Pigs on the Farm
- Seasons on the Farm
- Adventures Around the Farm
- Getting to the Core: Apples and Orchard
- Pumpkin Patch: A Vine Through Time
- Pondering Pizza: A Slice of Agriculture (grades K-6)
- Unraveling Fibers: More Than Just Clothes
- 2017-2018 Agricultural Literacy Resource Kit List
- Ag Mags
The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Ag Mags are 4-page, colorful agricultural magazines for kids. They contain information about agriculture, bright pictures, classroom activities and agricultural careers. Ag Mags come in classroom packs of 30 and are free to all Illinois teachers. Many Ag Mags are kept on hand at the local office contact Beth at email@example.com to request Ag Mags.
- Field Trip Pack from IDNR
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Field Trip Pack is designed to encourage nature exploration by young children. Available for loan from Ag Literacy Program, contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
- mAGic Kits and Agri Learning Kits
Descriptions of the mAGic kits and Agri-Learning kits available for free-loan from Montgomery County Ag Literacy Program
- Montgomery County Chickens in the Classroom Teacher Registration
- Montgomery County Worm Farm Teacher Registration