A Content Analysis and Correlation the Food, Land and People Curriculum with Academic Standards: An Integrated Model for Teaching Highly Correlated Academic Content Using Situated Content Related to Agriculture and the Environment

By:
Dr. David Agnew,
Mark McJunkin,
David Powell
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Project Food, Land and People (FLP), now used in 27 states in the U.S., is a comprehensive K-12 curriculum that teaches about the interconnectedness of the environment, food, and society. Because teachers need to follow state guidelines, the curriculum was correlated to the state standards. That correlation revealed a systematic, thorough integration of academic subjects with agriculture. The FLP lessons addresses 75% of the state Science Frameworks in grades K-4 (including 100% of those in Life Science), 66% of state Science Frameworks in grades 5-8 (including 81% of those in Life Science), and 37% of state Science Frameworks in grades 9-12 (including 63% of those in Life Science). FLP addresses 70% of state Math Frameworks in grades K-4, 41% in grades 5-8, and 29% in grades 9-12). In Social Studies, FLP addresses 69% of the state Frameworks in grades K-4, 56% in grades 5-8, and 43% in grades 9-12. The entire FLP curriculum, which consists of 55 units, incorporates 45% of all state Frameworks in all subject areas in grades K-4, 35% in grades 5-8 and 25% in grades 9-12. Documentation of this connection provides an important validation for teachers to consider when adopting and implementing an integrated curriculum.


Keywords: Integrated Curriculum Model, Infused Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Situated Learning, Agriculture, Environment, Frameworks, Academic Standards
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Content Analysis and Correlation of the Food, Land and People Curriculum with Academic Standards, A


Dr. David Agnew

Associate Professor, College of Agriculture, Arkansas State University
USA

Dr Agnew is Associate Professor of Agricultural Education and Co-Director of Arkansas Food Land and People, at Arkansas State University. Besides his involvement in teacher education he works in the areas of agricultural and environmental literacy.

Mark McJunkin

Arkansas State University
USA


David Powell

Arkansas State University
USA

Powell a 1976 graduate from the University of Michigan, in wildlife Biology, became a certified teacher in 1990, through Arkansas State University. Powell taught middle school science for 14 years in Arkansas and will graduate with a Master's in Education in 2005 and begin doctoral studies in Educational Leadership.

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