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49c. The Farming Problem
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Farmers faced tough times. While most Americans enjoyed relative prosperity for most of the 1920s, the Great Depression for the American farmer really began after World War I. Much of the Roaring '20s was a continual cycle of debt for the American farmer, stemming from falling farm prices and the need to purchase expensive machinery. When the stock market crashed in 1929 sending prices in an even more downward cycle, many American farmers wondered if their hardscrabble lives would ever improve.

Subject:
Agriculture
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
An Acre in Your Pocket
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This lesson gives students a better perspective as to how acreage is determined. Using the computer in their pocket students learn to calculate area in feet and acres. Using their results the can calculate biomass, board feet per acre, or even the amount of electrical fencing needed to protect a meadow.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Kevin Woodard
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Ag Shop Safety
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 AG Shop Safety Grade Level: 10th-12thSubject: Technology, Power, Structure, and TechnologyDuration: 100 minutesDOK Level: 3SAMR Level: Redefinition Indiana Standard: APST-1.1 Explain the importance of safety in agricultural mechanics APST-1.2 Identify and differentiate between safe and unsafe work practices APST-1.3 Describe the methods utilized to implement safe work practicesObjective: Students will be able to identify and point out safe and unsafe practices in the ag shopEssential Question: What is Ag shop safety?Procedure: Show the video Wood shop SafetyGive the Shop Safety presentationHave the students create and write a safety scene skitPerform the skitsProduct or Assessment: Students will be assessed on the safety unit test. 

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Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Macon Beck
Date Added:
07/13/2017
Agriculture Adventure
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Students learn about economic costs and benefits and cultural costs and benefits. By practicing cost-benefit analysis, students discover that decision making is a complex task.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewarship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Agriculture in a Bottle
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In this seventh grade science Atmosphere and Weather Unit, students will explore the atmosphere, air and water quality, the water cycle, the greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, and human-environment interaction through a number of experiments, interactive webquests and projects. They will be exposed to the STEM practices behind growing and agriculture in a hands-on, experiential and experimental life science growing project. They will create terrariums in two-liter soda bottles and will focus on the importance of understanding meteorology and the cycling of water and gasses in and out of the Earth and atmosphere in order to effectively plan, grow and harvest.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Provider Set:
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Author:
Illana Livstrom
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Agriscience / Intro to Agriculture
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The Agriscience/Intro to Agriculture course helps students acquire a broad understanding of a variety of agricultural areas, develop an awareness of the many career opportunities in agriculture, participate in occupationally relevant experiences, and work cooperatively with a group to develop and expand leadership abilities. Students study California agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences.

Subject:
Agriculture
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Alert System Helps Strawberry Growers Reduce Costs
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In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/10/2016
Analyzing Technological Advancements in Agriculture
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After identifying technology in agriculture, this lesson will address current agriculture technology that is of current public interest.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Jennifer Wilke
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights Debate
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 Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights Debate Grade Level: 9th-12thSubject: Animal ScienceDuration: 5 daysDOK Level:  4SAMR Level: Substitution Indiana Standard: AS-7.4 Explain the implications of animal welfare and animal rightsObjective: Given a debated livestock issue related to animal welfare, students will be able to understand both sides of the issue, and effectively persuade others in making a decision about the issue.Procedure: Have the students compare and contrast the terms “animal welfare” and “animal rights”.Have a class discussion on the impact of the differencesGroup the class into partnersHave them research and make a list of five animal right issues related to the agricultural industryHave a class discussion on the topics researched. As a class narrow down the list.Have each pair pull a topic and side out of a hat.Explain the Debate Project expectations and grading rubric.Allow class time for research.Have the students submit a list of statements and supporting facts after day 2.Have the students submit a rough draft of their opening and closing statements after day 3. Debates will be done on day 5Product or Assessment: Students will be graded on their submitted facts and rough draft. The rubric will be used to grade the debate on the given day.Credits: Renee Wangler, Agriscience Instructor - Newaygo County Career-Tech Center 

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Macon Beck
Date Added:
07/14/2017
Are you Sure? Consumer Livestock Production Concerns
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This lesson is designed to make future livestock producers understand what concerns the American consumer has when it comes to livestock production systems. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their own definition of "holistic livestock management" and learn the basics for utilizing these techniques. Students will also be brought up to speed on the most recent laws and regulations that impact the livestock industry and consumers.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Heather Thomas
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Basic Pesticides
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Pesticide Lesson 1 VideoComplete Pesticide Packet Lesson 1 Sheet 1 & 2 PacketClass study session for help or a workday - Complete Pesticide Lesson 1 Packet Practice ExamPesticide Lesson 1 Exam  (10 pts) Pesticide Lesson 2 VideoComplete Pesticide Packet Lesson 2 (Assignment)Class study session for help or a workday Submit Pesticide Packet Lesson 2 Excel Sheet in online dropbox (10 pts)

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kenan Layden
Date Added:
05/08/2020
Battle of the Seeds - Culminating Lesson
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This is the culminating lesson for Battle of the Seeds. In this lesson, students will evaluate the effectiveness of different types of weed control (none, manual and chemical) and different types of seed (genetically modified and non-genetically modified). They will then utilize the information from this lab to perform a cost-analysis and determine which type of seed and weed control gives the best outcome financially.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Crystal Grooms
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Beef External Parts
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 Beef External Parts Grade Level: 9th - 12thSubject: Animal ScienceDuration: 50 minutesDOK Level:  1SAMR Level: SubstitutionIndiana Standard: AS-1.2 Describe the functions of the animal body systems and system componentsObjective: Students will be able to identify the given body parts of cattle with 100% accuracy. Procedure: Present the slide show External Parts BeefStop at slide 1Have the students use the internet to find the names of the identified partsHandout a paper copy of slide 1Check that all students have identified the partsMove to slide 2Have the students name the parts as you unveil the correct namesHave the students assess google classroom to access Beef Parts IDHave the students play the game until they achieve 90% accuracyHave them screen shot the score and submit to the google classroom assignment Product or Assessment:  The students will be assessed in class. They will be given five body parts to identify. Each body part will be worth 3 points.  

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Macon Beck
Date Added:
07/14/2017
Berkeley Unified School District: Garden-Based Learning Curriculum
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This curriculum builds upon many years of educating students in the garden and scales up content across grades and lessons for instructional scaffolding. It is designed as an interactive teaching tool to be co-taught with classroom teachers and garden instructors as leads. Each lesson connects directly to standards: Next Generation Science, Common Core State, Physical Education, and Environmental and Health Education. The concise and easy to-follow lessons are a packed 45 minutes for preschool through fifth grade. Flexibility is important, so some lessons include several activities that teachers can choose from to accommodate their lesson plans. Consistency is also important, so lessons follow themes and structures found in the Curriculum Map. 360 pages.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Berkeley Unified School District
Date Added:
09/01/2015
Broadleaf Weed ID Characteristics
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A knowledge of broadleaf plant parts will help the student identify plants at various stages of life.  The weed ID resource books often use technical terms to describe how the plant parts look.  It is important the student understands the technical terms in order to properly identify weed species.  Students will also practice using common weed id apps

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Environmental Science
Agriculture
Botany
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Lindsey Novak
Date Added:
05/14/2020
Browser-Based Tools Show Current and Historical Crop Cover and Health
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To manage their businesses successfully, farmers and food production companies need to know what crops are in the ground and how well they are growing. A pair of easy-to-use online mapping tools provides this information for growing seasons in the past and present.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Lesson Plans
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This database of lessons is provided to support agriculture education in California classrooms. Over the last century, children have become further removed from the land that feeds and clothes us. And yet, Agriculture is the very basis of civilization—the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the material of our homes and many of our traditions and values…all coming from agriculture and collectively setting the pace for a nation's standard of living. The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom works with K–12 teachers, and students to enhance education using agricultural examples.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Classes of Nutrients
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In this lesson students will learn about the five types of nutrients and their purposes. This lesson will also cover symptoms of nutritional deficiencies in livestock. I divide this lesson into two class periods. On the first day we talk about nutrients and the second day we talk about the importance of nutrients for body functions such as growth, reproduction, and maintenance. At the end, students will have to pass a quiz that covers most of the main information taught during these lessons as a means to exhibit proficient comprehension of the information and its importance.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Amanda Samons
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Complex Considerations
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By the end of the lesson, students will know the definition of a steward and will recognize that stewardship decisions require the consideration of multiple criteria.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewardship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Composting: Do the Rot Thing
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With prior knowledge of food and organic matter decomposition, students will use industry and extension publications to learn the processes of composting, as well as the benefits and challenges of compost production (available nutrient levels, community perceptions, hazardous materials, smell, and storage).

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Natalie Borba
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Corn Lab
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 Corn Lab Grade Level:8th - 9thSubject: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural ResourcesDuration: 50 minutesDOK Level: 2SAMR Level: Substitution  Indiana Standard: IAFNR-3.2 Explore the numerous possibilities for an SAE program which a student might developIAFNR-2.2 Recognize and explain the role of the FFA in the development of leadership, education, employability, communications and human relations skillsObjective: Students will complete a lab and record the results in their SAE record book with 100% accuracy. Essential Question: Can you make two different products out of the same ingredients?Procedure: Ask the students to list all the products made out of corn.Have the students get out their research notebooksPut students into groups of threeHand out the corn lab through google classroomHave the students follow normal lab procedures and complete the labMake sure to check that the pre lab has been completed before the student proceed to the labHave the students answer the lab questions in their research notebooksHave the students record the lab in their SAE record booksHave each individual student brainstorm a list of lab extensions to do next week.Product or Assessment: The students will be assessed on the lab questions answers in their research notebooks.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Macon Beck
Date Added:
07/14/2017
Cosmology and Astronomy: Firestick Farming
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This 8-minute video lesson looks at Firestick Farming and how the indigenous Australians used fire to change their environment. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 76 of 85]

Subject:
Agriculture
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Credit in Agriculture
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This unit covers different types of loans that agricultural producers commonly use in the business of farming and ranching. It explains some key terms that are important to understand, and provides the equations and framework for setting up loans for short-term (operating loans and lines of credit) as well as amortized loans (equal principal payment loans and equal total payment loans).

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Finance
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Tyler Schau
Date Added:
05/12/2020
Crop Production Methods
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Students will explore organic farming, conventional farming, and biotechnology farming methods through a close read approach. Then they will dive deeper into the different production methods by creating a video that discusses the merits and faults of each production method. Lastly, they will write an opinion piece for an agriculture journal that explains their stance as to the best farming practices.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Crystal Grooms
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Crop Talk
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Students understand uses, sustainability, care, and development of crops

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Wyoming Stewardship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Cutting Through Soil
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Students pretend they are agricultural engineers during the colonial period and design a miniature plow that cuts through a "field" of soil. They are introduced to the engineering design process and learn of several famous historical figures who contributed to plow design.

Subject:
Engineering
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jacob Crosby
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Decomposition: Let It Rot
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Students will conduct a laboratory exercise that will examine the decomposition of organic household wastes from their home, and investigate which waste products can be composted and best utilized by plants.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Natalie Borba
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Demonstrations
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 Demonstration Grade Level: 9th-12thSubject: Animal ScienceDuration: 150 minutesDOK Level: 4SAMR Level: Substitution Indiana Standard: AS-11.1 Acquire and demonstrate communication skills such as writing, public speaking, and listening while refining oral, written, and verbal skillsObjective: Students will demonstrate a skill learned over the semester with 98% accuracy. Procedure: Show the video How to give a demonstration?Have a class discussion of topic ideas and expectationsAnswer questionsHave the students create a brainstorming list of four ideasAllow the students class time to complete their demonstrationGive the Demonstration Project Guide and Rubric  through google classroomHave students present their demonstrations to the classProduct or Assessment: Students will be assessed on their presentation with the provided rubric and brainstorming sheet.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Macon Beck
Date Added:
07/14/2017
Digital Project1 - Waste Prevention and reuse
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Digital Project and associated STEAM Lessons about Waste Prevention and reuse jon arambarri, Maria Madarieta, Leire Armentia A sequence of teaching units and activities including  associated STEAM lesson with the aim of acquiring a series of specific skills about waste management (in particular about Waste source separation and recycling).This is the first Digital Project of a set of 6 facing specific challenges about waste management for primary and secondary education Preview

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Elementary Education
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Module
Author:
jon arambarri
Maria Madarieta
Date Added:
01/12/2019
The Dirt on Dirt
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In this fun gardening activity, learners discover their soil type. There are three basic soil types: sand, silt, and clay. Using only a jar, water and a bit of water softener, learners will sort their soil into its parts. The activity includes a "What's going on" section as well as information about what makes a soil ideal for gardening.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Exploratorium
Author:
Exploratorium
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
12/07/2012
EFFECT OF ANTIBIOTIC AND PROBIOTIC ON BROILER PRODUCTION
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This communication material is based on the findings of the study titled Probiotic as Alternative to Antibiotic in Broiler Diets of Jesus P. Cocal and Lilibeth A. Roxas (as cited in Gintong Saliksik: Multi-Disciplinary Research Journal of CNSC (Volume I No. 1, 2010)). This aims to simplify the presenation of the effects of antibiotic and probiotic on broiler chickens. It is written in Filipino because it is the mother-tongue of the intended audience who are poultry owners and farmers.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Jeselle Hernandez
Date Added:
05/05/2018
Early Warning Information Increases Options for Drought Mitigation
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In the growing season, farmers and ranchers keep a watchful eye for any sign of drought. Early warning information can increase their range of options for dealing with the lack of water.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
09/08/2016
East or West-Where do crops grow best
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Students learn where certain crops are grown in Wyoming and hypothesize reasons for some areas being better suited for growing crops than others (water availability, elevation, and topography).

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewardship
Date Added:
08/21/2019