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Curriculum

K-2
3-5
FCCLA 6-8
6-8
9-12
FCCLA 9-12

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission collaborated with North Carolina Ag in the Classroom to develop classroom-ready lesson plans featuring sweetpotatoes for grades K-12 including a section focusing on Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS).  Our curriculum was written for elementary, middle and high school students and each lesson meets common core standards as set forth by the US Department of Education.

Lesson plans include links to videos from the sweetpotato growing season, posters depicting “A Year in the Life of a North Carolina Sweetpotato” as well as links to the story book and activity guide, Digging for North Carolina Sweetpotatoes. Lesson plans have also been submitted to National Ag in the Classroom for approval and dissemination on their website. 

This collaboration was funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through Specialty Crop Block Grant 17-182-2001.  Content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA or Farm Bureau.

K-2: Learning the Life Cycle of a Sweetpotato

3-5: Knowledge of Knowing North Carolina Sweetpotatoes

6-8

9-12: The Science of North Carolina Sweetpotatoes

FCCLA 6-8

FCCLA 9-12

Funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through Specialty Crop Block Grant 17-182-2001.  Content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA or Farm Bureau.