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You recently created a MyBinder account on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix. You may have been introduced to this education resource in a teacher workshop or inservice, by a referral, or through an internet search. However you found us, we'd like to welcome you to the Matrix where you will find free, searchable, and standards-based lesson plans and supporting resources for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards. 

Your "MyBinder" account allows you to save lessons of interest in your own digital binder. This feature ensures you can find your favorite lessons and that you will always have the most current version at your fingertips.

Each month we send out a newsletter summarizing the new resources that can be found on the Matrix. The newsletter for July can be found below. If you wish to opt out of these newsletters, you can do so by clicking unsubscribe in the footer of this email. You can also receive updates by following us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

If you ever have questions regarding the resources on the Matrix you can email us directly at or simply click the "How can we help?" pop up on the website. We are always happy to hear feedback and answer questions! 

Thank you for being part of our community!
What's New on the Matrix?
6th-8th Grade
Students study corn plant anatomy and physiology to identify stages of development and research how temperature plays a role in corn growth.
Elementary Book
A collection of poems to take readers to an urban farmers' market where it's all exciting! Who to see, what to eat, and how produce is grown.
A website launched to address the frustration and confusion caused by food labels.
Elementary Book
A boy loses a baseball under a tomato plant. See what happens after someone tosses a tomato back instead of a baseball.
July's Featured Resources
Grades K-2
Learn the basics about pigs and the products they provide. Early elementary students complete a true/false activity and learn about being a pig farmer.
Grades 3-5
Explain the importance of the beef industry and the products cattle produce, follow the farm to plate process of beef, and discover how cattle utilize energy from grass.
Grades 6-8

Discover what factors impact water quality within a watershed, explore soil types and their connection to water quality, and find ways to mitigate erosion.
Grades 9-12

Explore the science of energy and energy conversion as students evaluate the environmental impacts of hog farming and explore technologies to create biogas from animal waste.
Elementary Book

Follow Billy from early spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa in his vegetable garden.
Classroom Kit/Website

Free songs, videos, and activity books for the classroom or family activities.

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