Created: 12/30/10 (Thu) | Topic: Education
My American Farm
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will release its enhanced version of “My American Farm,” an interactive online educational program, at the American Farm Bureau’s annual meeting next week. Curtis Miller, the foundation’s director of education, talks about the new gaming platform.
"One of the main things we tried to do was not only provide these games, which teach subject matter with agricultural themes, but also provide educator resources and ways to search the site so the educators can find those resources easily by subject matter, agricultural themes and topics," he said. "We also have fun family activities which are set up for the home and for things to do when kids come home from school and they have that time on the computer. These are activities that they can do after playing the game or in addition to it."
Miller is hoping the new game, which is geared to third through fifth grade students, will make a big splash among attendees at AFBF’s annual meeting when it is officially launched.
During the American Farm Bureau annual meeting the “My American Farm” game will be available in the foundation booth. There will be seminars and short workshops on how to use the game not only in the classroom but at home or as an educator.
Thanks to sponsorship by Pioneer, a DuPont Business, “My American Farm” is available to everyone.
"The great part about this game is that it is available online at www.MyAmericanFarm.org . It is completely free, all of the resources attached to it are free and all of the games are free. So it’s a nice free educational resource for our ag literacy programs in the United States," Miller said.