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.
Remember to plan an activity or scavenger hunt for your students to do and see at the Markham Fair. This will give them a focus for the day, and will allow you to cover curriculum content while you are there.
On the day of the Fair students should have:
- Appropriate clothing for the weather
- Packed lunch
Teachers you should provide each volunteer with a:
- group list of students
- name tag with school on it
- map of fairgrounds
- schedule of the days events
- Meeting place and time. (ex. Entrance to the Entertainment Tent at 2 pm) We will proceed to buses when we know everyone is accounted for.
Teachers please instruct your students and parents that anyone walking around the fair wearing a Yellow Markham Fair Jacket and or Director, or Committee ribbons are Markham Fair Volunteers, and if they need anything these are the people to talk too.
Lost Children’s Trailer is located just inside the main gates. If any students should get separated from the group, this is the place to be reunited with them.
Thank you for participating in the Fair. We Hope everyone has a great time at the Markham Fair.
Michelle Hulshof and Amanda King
Markham Fair would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your students to attend the 2019
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 October 3rd 4th , 5th, and 6th .
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
- 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
- Critical Analysis and Appreciation of various mediums
- School Children`s Art competition
Looking forward to seeing you at this year`s Markham Fair.
Download the Teacher’s Information Package (PDF, 88KB)
Plan your Fall 2019 visit. Download the Field Trip Planner.
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)
Download and Print the Educational Scavenger Hunt:
Educational Scavenger Hunt (PDF, 64KB) updated September 17, 2014)
Scavenger Hunt Teachers Plan (PDF, 11KB)
Farm Creativity Contest & Agriculture Awareness Toolkit
Attention Teachers – Submit a class set of postcards for a chance to win a computer for your classroom and a set of classroom resources.
For more information see Farm Creativity Contest at http://www.aitc-canada.ca/en/ontario.html
All About Food
All About Food: Exploring Canada’s Food System is an educational resource geared towards grades 9-12. The All About Food book presents factual information on ‘hot topics’ in agriculture such as food waste, biotechnology and career opportunities.
Hard copies of the French and English resources can be ordered by visiting the website of your respective provincial Agriculture in the Classroom.
A companion website, allaboutfood.aitc.ca, extends learning with links to videos, interactive games, and industry websites. Student learning is framed through inquiry questions which promote critical thinking about the variety of topics.
These resources are offered free of charge. You’ll be asked to register and/or login prior to downloading material.
All AgScape programs and resources are designed to reflect our core values in providing factual and non-biased information to ensure a balanced presentation of facts.
AgScape maintains full responsibility and final decisions regarding the educational content of all programs and resources and ensures that all offerings meet the following 8 critical criterion:
- Factual Information is current
- Information is accurate and authentic.
- Learning expectations are clear and concise.
- A balanced perspective is presented.
- Assessment and evaluation of student achievement must be addressed.
- The presentation of information is bias-free.
- A copyright clearance statement is included.
- Inclusive language is used wherever applicable
Visit https://agscape.ca/resources to Select Grade and Subject.
- Here is a link to the education page for the OAFE Kids page. www.farmsfoodfun.com. This is a great website full of interactive games, facts, arts and crafts and trivia for teachers and students to use when learning about agriculture.
- As well, this is a link to www.oafe.org for teachers to view as a resource. In addition to link to the newsletter, this is great for teachers to download different activities, the catalogue, etc.
- Grain Farmers Link to What`s Growing On
- Burnbrae Farms –Egg Facts
- Nutritional Value
- Horse Games for Kids
- Sheep Fun for Kids
- PDFs on Pigs
Pig Poop Cycle
Pig Fun Book
- Farms, Foods, and Fun for Kids
- Nutrition Education
Eat Right Ontario
- Ontario Beekeepers Association – Kids Zone
OAFE newsletter for teachers
Sign up for the OAFE newsletter for teachers. You can access past newsletters and sign-up at: http://www.oafe.org/
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.