Natural Resources and Agriculture Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities (Revised 9/20/05)
7.16 Students demonstrate an understanding of natural resources and agricultural systems and why and how they are managed.
For a full description of the standard by grade go to:
Vermont AITC K-8 Standards-Based Maple Unit
has published a K-8 standards-based unit on “Maple Sugaring in Vermont”. This unit is divided into two sections, Grades K-4 and Grades 5-8. Every activity in each section is aligned to the Vermont Framework of Standards and corresponds with the 4-H Life Skills. The unit is designed so that educators can pick and choose specific activities or they can teach the entire unit over the course of a few months.Thanks to a grant from the Vermont Maple Foundation, Vermont Agriculture in the Classroom
For more resources and information about maple in Vermont visit vtmaple.org
Standards-Based Dairy Unit Vermont AITC K-4
This unit was made possible by the financial support of the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council. It is designed to help educators teach a unit on dairy agriculture and nutrition. The Vermont Agriculture in the Classroom Partners (VTAITC) have gathered activities, resources and background information from national and regional dairy organizations, publications, and books and compiled them in this Dairy Unit and Resource Guide. This unit can be used as a whole or the individual activities can be incorporated into other related units.