Curriculum Resource Planner

The program is designed to help teachers plan for the upcoming year through science and social studies strands.

Save Time. This program is developed to reduce the teacher workload by providing a fully planned resource.

Save Money. Low price of admission, $2 per student and $2 per chaperone.

Dear Fellow Teachers,

School Buses Arriving at Markham Fair

School Buses Arriving at Markham Fair

Markham Fair would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your students to attend the 2016

Markham Fair. Each year, this local fair takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, approximately 100 schools participate and attend the fair annually. This year the Fair will take place September 29th , 30th, October 1st and 2nd.

This inexpensive field trip provides your students an opportunity to explore, learn, and experience Canadian agriculture up close. There is no booking ahead and the cost is only $2 per person.

Markham Fair is a cross-curricular learning experience, including, but not exclusively:

NEW Health Curriculum

  • Making Healthy Choices
  • Making Connections to Healthy Living
  • Personal Safety and Injury Prevention

Science and Technology Curriculum

  • Life Cycles
  • Habitats
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Diversity of Living Things
  • Interactions of Ecosystems

Social Studies Curriculum

  • Urban and Rural Communities
  • Early Settlers
  • Map Reading
  • Traditions and Celebrations
  • Community and Community Helpers

The Arts

Looking forward to seeing you at this year`s Markham Fair.

Dowloand the Teacher’s Information Package (PDF, 88KB)

Plan your Fall 2014 visit. Download the Field Trip Planner.

Updated Ontario Curriculum Strands Chart – Grade 1-8 (PDF, 19KB)

Curriculum Connections to Markham Fair – Grade 9-11 (PDF, 32KB)

Curriculum Connections to Markham Fair – Grade 1-6 (PDF, 49KB)

Curriculum Connections to Markham Fair – Intermediate (PDF, 25KB)

Curriculum Connections to Markham Fair – Kindergarten (PDF, 26KB)

Education Guide (PDF, 327KB)

Dowloand the Teacher’s Information Package (PDF, 88KB)

Enhance your curriculum by bringing your class out to experience first hand learning at the Markham Fair.

Download and Print the activity sheets:

Rabbits (PDF, 38KB)

Goats and Sheep (PDF, 92KB)

Chickens (PDF,34KB)

Download and Print the Educational Scavenger Hunt:

Educational Scavenger Hunt (PDF, 64KB) updated September 17, 2014)

Scavenger Hunt Teachers Plan (PDF, 11KB)

Download and print a high quality map. (PDF, 106KB)







Farm Creativity Contest & Agriculture Awareness Toolkit

Farm Creativity Contest PostcardAttention Teachers – Submit a class set of postcards for a chance to win a computer for your classroom and a set of classroom resources.

Agricuture Awareness Toolkit

For more information see Farm Creativity Contest at

All About Food Kit

All About Food Kit


All About Food

Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc. (OAFE) and Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Canada recently launched the fifth edition of the popular educational resource All About Food: Exploring Canada’s Food System; -a companion website that supports high school curriculum across Canada- also comes with the publication. Its purpose is to assisting teachers and students in learning about one of our country’s largest industries.

With generous funding and support from CropLife Canada, All About Food explores Canadian food production from farm to fork; it highlights topics and issues related to production, food safety, healthy eating, the environment, as well as technology and trade. The new, interactive website provides an opportunity to investigate the Canadian agri-food system in greater depth with articles, videos and critical thinking questions, and also features career connections throughout the resource.

Available in both English and French, copies of All About Food can be ordered or downloaded from OAFE at, or from provincial Agriculture in the Classroom organizations at



OAFE newsletter for teachers

Sign up for the OAFE newsletter for teachers. You can access past newsletters and sign-up at:

Update #62, ” Saving Our Environment – Preserving our Future”

Everything we use, including our bodies, is derived one way or another from the earth. That is why it is important to protect all these things by protecting the earth. Ecology is the relationship of living things to each other and to everything in their surroundings. The activities provided in this newsletterare designed to meet the expectations from the curriculum in Science and Technology, 2007, Revised; Social Studies, Grades 1-6; History and Geography, Grades 7-8; Health and Physical Education, 1998.

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