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Alberta Pulse Growers proudly supports a variety of educational initiatives designed to teach people about the benefits of both growing and cooking with pulses.

Classroom Support Program

Pulses – including dried peas, beans, chickpeas, and lentils – are healthy foods that are versatile for many classes including Junior High, intermediate and advanced Foods classes as well as CTEC Foods curricula, including FOD 1070 (Farm to Table), FOD 2130 (Vegetarian Cuisine) and FOD 2190 (Grains, legumes, pulses, nuts and seeds).

Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) is offering the following resources for junior and senior high Foods teachers:

Application Form

Community Cooking Class Program

Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) offers a sponsorship for educators/leaders who are holding workshops or cooking classes that focus on teaching people in their community how to cook with pulses.

Sponsorship includes:

Application Form

Elementary School Handouts

Magical Beans!

Ever wondered how beans grow? Download this colourful handout for instructions on how to grow beans in the classroom or at home!

Grow Your Own Magic Beans

Pulse Power!

This colourful 2-page handout talks about Alberta-grown pulses, has a fun pulse word search and pancake recipe featuring beans.

Pulse Power!

Pulse Lesson Plans

Pulse Lesson Plans Available!

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada partnered with Pulse Canada during 2016 International Year of Pulses to offer lesson plans for educators across Canada and bring curriculum-linked pulse concepts to the classroom. 

Teacher Resource 1 Pulse Lesson Plans

Teacher Resource 2 Food and Sustainability

Teacher Resource 3 Pulses and Nutrition

Classroom Agriculture Program

The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is a free one-hour hands-on presentation about agriculture. Delivered by volunteers across the province, CAP teaches grade 4 students the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. Following the classroom presentation, all students receive an Activity Book containing supplementary information. A package of resource material is also provided for each teacher. CAP is a multi-commodity initiative endorsed by Alberta Education and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

For more information about CAP, please visit