Agriculture in the Classroom Canada

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International Year of Pulses
Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is proud to be a part of the International Year of Pulses!

The United Nations has designated 2016 the International Year of Pulses, celebrating the important role peas, beans, lentils, and chickpeas play in health, nutrition, sustainability, and feeding the world. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is proud to partner with Pulse Canada in offering lesson plans for educators across Canada to bring curriculum linked pulse concepts to the classroom.

Please click on the link(s) below to see grade specific lesson plans:

Teacher Resource Pack 1

These lessons link to Science, Health, Social Studies, Language and Career Technical Foundations in Grades 3 – 9 and Foods and Nutrition in Grades 8 – 12. Check Appendix 2 below for Provincial curriculum details.

PartDescription
1 Cover and Table of Contents
2 Introduction: About this resource pack
3 Lesson 1: Introduction to pulses
4 Lesson 2: Health and nutrition
5 Lesson 3: Cooking with pulses
6 Lesson 4: Growing pulses
7 Lesson 5: Pulses around the world
8 Lesson 6: Food security
9 Appendix 1: Fast, fun facts
10Appendix 2: Curriculum connections

Teacher Resource 2

This lesson on Food Choices and Sustainability links to Social Studies, Health, Science and Geography in Grades 7 – 10 and Foods and Nutrition in Grades 8 – 10. Check the lesson for curriculum links for your province.

PartDescription
1 Food Choices and Sustainability Lesson
2 Food Sustainability Infographic

Teacher Resource 3

This lesson on Pulses and Nutrition links to Foods and Nutrition and Health in Grades 7 – 12. Check the lesson for curriculum links for your province.

PartDescription
1 Pulses and Nutrition Lesson
2 The Pulse on Pulses Infographic

Other Initiatives

Check out these other great initiatives to celebrate International Year of Pulses:

In Partnership With

Pulse Canada