The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched its new and enhanced version of “MyAmericanFarm. org,” a free online interactive gaming platform that focuses on third- through fifth-grade students.
The new version offers more agriculture-related games and activities for kids, coupled with additional educator resources. “My American Farm” was developed to engage millions of youth, teachers and parents through unique educational experiences, educator resources and fun family activities in an online environment.
The foundation has expanded the original five games in “MyAmericanFarm.org” to 12 and added in-the-classroom field trip videos, e-comics, interactive quizzes and many other fun features. Some of the games include: “Ag Across America,” “Keys to Stewardship,” “Harvest This!” and “Farmers’ Market Challenge.” All of the games and activities are subject-matter focused and agriculturally themed so that students learn through math, science, social studies, language arts and health.
“Our overall goal for the game is to teach agricultural subject matter through entertainment,” says Curtis Miller, director of education for the foundation. According to Miller, the new enhanced version of “My American Farm” would not be possible without sponsorship from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, which pledged $500,000 over three years to support the project. The free games, activities and educator resources are available to everyone at www.myamericanfarm.org.