In the spring of 2017, AK AITC was awarded a grant from the National Agriculture in the Classroom organization to develop this resource. This work is supported in part by the Agriculture in the Classroom Grant no. 2017-38858 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. It is also supported by a grant from the Alaska Farm Bureau.
This curriculum is a compilation of lessons developed by the Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom program, the National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC) organization, and educators throughout Alaska who have reviewed and piloted many of these activities.
Please be patient with us. This is a work in progress, some links are currently in development and will be available soon. If you do use the lessons and find things that need changing or clarification, please feel free to give us feedback and help in making them the best possible resource for Alaska teachers and students. If you have a lesson you have developed and would like to be included in our list, please feel free to share it with us and we will consider adding it.
If you have time and would like to evaluate the curriculum lessons to help us improve them, please fill out this evaluation form and send it back to Mel. Download the form HERE
Email Mel Sikes at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or comments.
If you are wanting to set up a workshop for educators using this curriculum, here are some tools to help you with this process:
Introduction to Curriculum - Why Grow Indoors?
Introductory Presentation - Powerpoint
Alaska Science Standards and GLEs
Chemistry in Plant Nutrition and Growth Lesson
Plant Parts - Roots Lesson
Worm Booklet - set up to double side and cut to make booklet
Hydroponics Marketing Lesson
List of Relevant Websites
List of Potential Grants
List of Gardening Resource Agencies and Contacts in Alaska