Youth Education Curriculum Guides
Follow the links below to Web-based curricula. Inclusion of a resource does not constitute endorsement by SARE or the USDA, nor does it imply that other resources are not suitable.
Sustainable Agriculture Resources & Programs for K-12 Youth (downloadable PDF), developed by SARE. This new guide features more than 50 programs and curricula nationwide, and includes direct links, program contact information and ideas for integrating lessons into school programs.
Journey to Planet Earth: Land of Plenty, Land of Want Teacher Materials (PBS). As the population of Planet Earth continues to grow, we need to understand the delicate balance of preserving the environment while feeding the world's inhabitants. Covers drought, loss of topsoil, water pollution, misuse of chemical and pesticides, and loss of farmland to urbanization. The Journey to Planet Earth episode, “Land of Plenty, Land of Want,” was partly supported by SARE.
Toward a Sustainable Agriculture, a high school educational tool developed by Wisconsin SARE state coordinator, Diane Mayerfeld. Each module is designed to be taught in as little as 5 hours of class time (or one week). Educators are welcome to adapt and reproduce sections of the curriculum for non-commercial use.
Teaching the Food System, developed by The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, is available for high school teachers. Teaching the Food System explores topics appropriate for integration into classes covering social studies, environmental science, biology, nutrition, English and family and consumer sciences. Slides, handouts, vocabulary builders and other supplemental materials are included in the curriculum.
How to Order
Go to each curriculum's Web site for ordering information.