About the Map

Maps explain history and tell stories. This innovative, technology-based tool shares the story of agriculture though a map. When people understand the role of agriculture in the context of history and society they are better able to make informed decisions about food and natural resources.

Teachers can use this resource to supplement Nebraska studies curriculum in fourth grade. Students can view soil types, rainfall, cattle drives, and the amount of cattle raised across Nebraska and the nation.


Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom

aitcNebraska Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) is a statewide program that helps K-12 students and teachers develop an awareness and understanding that agriculture is their source of life’s necessities. AITC has a long history of creating resources tied to state education standards to assist teachers in connecting their students to their source of food, fiber, and fuel – agriculture!

The Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program:

  • Creates agricultural awareness.
  • Encourages effective teaching about modern agriculture.
  • Develops instructional materials aligned to Nebraska State Standards.
  • Provides leadership development for teachers and agriculture advocates.

The Agriculture in the Classroom© program is implemented by state-operated programs and supported by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Nebraska, the Agriculture in the Classroom program is implemented by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, whose mission is to engage youth, educators, and the general public to promote an understanding of the vital importance of agriculture in the lives of all Nebraskans. To learn more visit www.nefbfoundation.org.

THANK YOU TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT

Nebraska Beef Council
Nebraska Corn Board
Nebraska Soybean Board