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Course Descriptions

FLP 5: Social Study in Nature

EDUC 600

This course will allow teachers to apply the Food, Land, and People (FLP) lessons within their curriculum with their students during the school year. The course will provide an overview of strategies, materials, curriculum development, and research related to assisting the Pre-K- 12th grade educators to better understand the interdependence of agriculture, the environment, and human needs through lessons in multiple curriculum areas: science, health, consumer education, mathematics, social studies, geography, and more. The information will be given as an online correspondence course.


1.  Understand how agricultural concepts can be integrated into the curriculum. To heighten the awareness level of how agriculture impacts our raw resources, processing, and our relationship with food, land, and people.

2.  Use lessons available in FLP, guide group activities (large, small, and cooperative), provide for individual differences and learning styles, and evaluates students’ learning.

3. Develop understanding, thinking skills, creativity, and improve communication skills in the learning environment with students.

4. Use FLP lessons and see how they integrate into your curriculum and are aligned to the North Dakota standards. See ND FLP alignment for K-8 at www.ndaginclassroom.org under heading FLP Curriculum Standards or ND Standards at www.state.nd.us/espb

5. Identify and use appropriate learning activities to integrate social concerns and social perspectives regarding food, land, and people issues.

6. To use instructional media FLP CD and other related resources.


Jill Vigesaa, FLP Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 701-799-5488.