Q1W9 Introduction to Ag (10/12 – 10/15)

TeacherSheri Potter
Subject AreaIntroduction to Agriscience
Grade Level6th - 8th
Week #Q1W9
Unit of InstructionJourney 2050 Sustainability
Standard(s) Taught

01.02 Describe the importance of agriculture on a world, national, state, and community scale.

01.03 Describe the importance of agriculture in each individual’s life.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to identify the ripple effect that agriculture plays on the economy and conversely, the economy plays on agriculture.

Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers:

Tuesday: Do you think you have an impact on the economy? If so, how?

Wednesday: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney What does this quote mean to you?

Assignments Due

Assignment: due on Friday, October 15th

Tuesday: PowerPoint, Videos, reading passage, introduce assignment

Wednesday: Introduce technology assignment

Friday:

After talking about the economy this week and the ripple effect the economy has on the government, we realize that the economy has many effects. With that in mind and taking into account all that you have learned about agricultural sustainability, tell me what you think 2050 is going to look like. Choose one of the following assignments and it needs to be turned in by the beginning of class on Tuesday, November 17th.

*You can do this by writing a 3 paragraph essay (REMEMBER – each paragraph needs to be at least 5 sentences).

*You can write a skit and perform it in front of the class – this may be done in groups of up to 3 people and your skit should be at least 2 minutes long. Keep in mind that your skit should contain things that you have learned from Journey 2050 (agricultural facts, sustainability, best management practices, economy facts, etc).

*You can do a poster on a standard piece of white paper. This poster needs to be colorful, contain illustrations about the economy, our future, education, etc…what will our future look like?

Things to keep in mind for this assignment: The economy will impact agriculture (including what we have to eat and how we grow it), technology, transportation, living accommodations, education, and so much more. Brainstorm about how YOU think 2050 will look.

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