Date

5-2019

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Liberal Studies

Major

Liberal Studies

Abstract

This Capstone Project focused on improving students’ agricultural literacy through the implementation of a lesson on agriculture. The participants for this Capstone Project included 23 third-grade students in a public elementary school located in Monterey County. The Capstone Project consisted of a lesson on agriculture. This focused on improving students’ agricultural literacy and exposed them to new topics that fostered connections to agriculture and products they use, eat, and see everyday. The main finding of the Capstone Project was that the majority of students had not experienced a lesson on agriculture this school year, as shown in the pre-survey. After implementation, the post-survey shows a difference in students’ understanding of keywords and topics covered in the lesson. The Capstone Project reflects the career goal of an elementary school teacher with a focus in educating students on the functionality of the world around them.

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