Lesson Plan : Introduction to Agriculture

Teacher Name:
 Mr. Williams
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Vocational Ed.

Topic:
 History of Agriculture in America
Content:
 17th and 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century FFA History, FFA Traditions FFA Degrees
Goals:
 Students must attain academic skills and knowledge in agriculture,develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations. To be prepared for careers in agriculture, food, and natural resources, students must attain academic skills and knowledge in agriculture. Students will develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities and personal development.
Objectives:
 §130.2.(c)(4)(B)The student is expected to identify the scope of agriculture and its effect upon society §130.2.(c)(4)(C)The student is expected to identify significant historical and current agriculture, food, and natural resource developments. Official FFA Manual, FFA Emblem, Poster with FFA Motto, FFA Jacket, Computer, PowerPoint, Projector/Smartboard, Chalkboard
Materials:
 Chalkboard, Chalk, Nerf Ball, Video - Top Ten Reasons to Join FFA
Introduction:
 A timeline is drawn on the board depicting the time from the 17th century to present, divided into centuries. Significant dates will be marked on the board with no labels. Students will label and add dates during the lesson.
Development:
 Teacher led discussion of significant dates in American history and their correspondence with Agricultural advances.
Practice:
 A foam ball will be tossed by the teacher and the student catching the ball will answer a question. The student will then toss the ball to another, who will answer a question and so on. All questions will be asked by the teaher.
Accommodations:
 Gifted and talented students will research one significant agriculture development from the current era and find two photos to illustrate it and write a paragraph about it. ELL-Speech Emergence students will be provided a graphic organizer and timeline of the different American ag developments eras. ELL-Early production students will be taught using Total Physical Response wherever possible, asked yes or no questions to check for understanding during discussion, and allowed to draw or paste photos to complete independent practice assignment. Special Ed students will be provided with complete notes and will be required to list at least one significant ag development in each century on the timeline. Students with ADD will be accommodated by reviewing information and instructions as needed to ensure understanding. Students who did not pass the TAKS in writing and reading will have any information available in auditory format. Writing will be evaluated and assistance given where needed. Gifted and talented students will choose one paragraph of the FFA creed and develop a 1-2 minute discussion of the significance of the chosen paragraph. ELL-Speech Emergence students will be provided a content map of information. ELL-Early production students will be taught using Total Physical Response wherever possible, asked yes or no questions to check for understanding during discussion, and write about their emblem symbol if desired. Special Ed students will be provided with complete notes. Students with ADD will be accomodated by reviewing information and instructions as needed to ensure understanding. Students who did not pass the TAKS in writing and reading will have any information available in auditory format. Writing will be evaluated and assistance given where needed.
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will participate in a Bingo game which requires students to answer questions. Students will play a PowerPoint Jeopardy game covering parts of the lesson.
Closure:
 Review the main points of the lesson, Answer any questions students have, Pre-view the next lesson Thank students for their participation

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