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Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix


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Bring Home the Blue, Not the Flu! (Grades 3-5)

Students investigate how diseases are spread, and discover how to prevent transmission between humans and animals.

Bring Home the Blue, Not the Flu! (Grades 6-8)

Using the context of a county fair livestock show, students investigate how diseases are spread. With a focus on zoonotic disease, students will complete simulations demonstrating the spread of illness and implementation of biosecurity measures as well as complete an online module to deepen understanding of specific diseases and their prevention.

Bring Home the Blue, Not the Flu! (Grades 9-12)

Using the context of a county fair livestock show, students investigate how diseases are spread. With a focus on zoonotic disease, students will complete simulations demonstrating the spread of illness and implementation of biosecurity measures as well as complete an online module to deepen understanding of specific diseases and their prevention.

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Bring Home the Blue, Not the Flu Online Modules
Using the context of a county fair livestock show, students explore how zoonotic diseases are spread. This program is designed to educate youth about the spread of disease and best practices for human and animal interaction. The online module can be accessed directly for virtual or remote learning. For in-person learning, see the full lesson plans linked below for upper elementary and secondary classrooms.