The purpose of this study was to field-test an educational swine curriculum, "There's a Pig in My Classroom," and measure the effectiveness of the curriculum at changing fifth grade students' attitudes about the pork industry. The objectives of this study were to evaluate: the overall change in students' attitudes toward the pork industry and the effect of specific demographics on the change in students' attitude following participation in an educational swine curriculum. The effectiveness of the curriculum was measured through a pretest/post-test survey of fifth grade students (n=435), divided into treatment and control groups. The findings indicated that participation in the educational swine curriculum positively increased the students' attitudes towards the pork industry; and demographics such as 4-H experience, farm experience or prior experience with pigs had limited effect on the changes in students' attitude.
attitude, swine curriculum, elementary education