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 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
  • 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.

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

Plan your Fall 2019 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

All About Food Kit

All About Food Kit

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,, 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.

Teacher Resources

These resources are offered free of charge. You’ll be asked to register and/or login prior to downloading material.

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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:

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  2. Information is accurate and authentic.
  3. Learning expectations are clear and concise.
  4. A balanced perspective is presented.
  5. Assessment and evaluation of student achievement must be addressed.
  6. The presentation of information is bias-free.
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  8. Inclusive language is used wherever applicable

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OAFE newsletter for teachers

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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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One Comment

  1. Penny Wannamaker October 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    What a great field trip for our students. We took 98 Grade ones, twos and threes to the fair last Friday, and they had a hoot! In fact, one of the students raced into the secretary’s office to tell her it was the best field trip ever! We saw so many wonderful things including hand made quilts, home baked goods, animals, monster cars, a juggler and a 10 foot tall Mountie! Many other amazing sites were enjoyed, and I am sure the students will all want to go back again next year.

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Markham Fair Prize Books – It’s that simple to Enter!

Look for a Section from the Prize Books. Pick the Section and best class that matches your entry. Fill out the appropriate Entry Form. Be sure to read the General Rules and Regulations. Bring the form into the Markham Fair Office on or before September 13, 2018, 8PM, with the appropriate entry

Rental Facilities

Markham Fair Grounds, located in York Region, can accommodate a variety of functions and gatherings. We are the host location for large trade and consumer shows as well as corporate celebrations, concerts, banquets and other special events.