Agriculture Literacy Curriculum Resources

Alaska AITC is part of the National Agriculture in the Classroom organization. Over the years many lessons have been developed during our workshop. Many of the lessons here are inspired by the NAITC lessons, as well as developed by Alaska teachers for Alaska specific topics. 

NAITC has a wonderful curriculum matrix where you can search for topics and age appropriate lessons. Click HERE to access the matrix. 


Bushel Basket Live Online Reading Event

Are you Interested in engaging your students to connect to the land and literacy? Join Alaska Agriculture in The Classroom virtual live event to celebrate spring this coming March.


Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom is offering schools the opportunity to attend the 2022 Virtual Bushel Basket Live interactive reading presentation from March 21-25, 2022. Though our state is enormous, this virtual platform can connect students across the state to learn together about agriculture in Alaska and how they are connected to agriculture every day. This program aims to increase student knowledge about where their food comes from within the state and how agriculture impacts their daily lives. We have invited agriculture professionals from around the state to read selected books on Zoom during this live event. Your class will get the opportunity to meet farmers, state legislators, agricultural researchers and have a chance to connect to Alaska Agriculture through literacy.

There is no cost to participate in this program. It’s fun and free Agriculture Literacy for your students! We are pleased to offer this opportunity, made possible with the support of a grant from the Alaska Farm Bureau. All books chosen for this event have been researched for legal permission to be read aloud on an online platform and the event will not be recorded.

If you and your staff are interested in participating in the Bushel Basket Reading Program have one teacher or staff member complete the online registration. One of the Agriculture in The Classroom staff will follow-up with you to send you the secure zoom link.

Application is due by: March 14, 2022

How to register:

Register to participate by completing the online google form HERE.


PreK/Early Childhood Lessons:

Our newest set of lessons for children ages 3-7 was made possible with a generous grant from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and through the professional creative talents of graphic artist Diane Hunt.

Includes activities such as Alaska based agriculture stories and age appropriate children’s books, topic exploration, movement, music, nutrition, and crafts. Lessons are constructed using early childhood learning guidelines from the state of Alaska.

Gardening Specific Lessons:

K-3rd Animal

K-3rd Other

K-3rd Plant

4th-6th Animal

4th-6th Other

4th-6th Plant

7th-12th Animal

7th-12th Other

7th-12th Plant

Multi Grade Level