Q2W1 & W2 Introduction to Ag (10/19 – 10/29) 6th – 8th

TeacherSheri Potter
Subject AreaIntroduction to Agriscience
Grade Level6th - 8th
Week #Q2W1 & W2
Unit of InstructionFFA Retiring Addresses
Standard(s) Taught

09.03 Identify characteristics of a good leader.

09.05 Identify the importance of effective communication skills.

10.04 Identify the main idea in oral presentations and written materials.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

* Watch 4 Retiring Addresses and compare and contrast them.

* Watch National FFA Convention and identify defining moments.

Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers: Q2W1

Tuesday: Tell me about 3 of your greatest strengths.

Wednesday: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Friday: Tell me in 4-5 sentences about the best trip you ever took.

Bell Ringers: (Use complete sentences when working on your bell ringers) Q2W2

Tuesday (10/26): What did you most enjoy about the retiring addresses?

Wednesday (10/27): If you were asked to write a retiring address, what would your topic be?

Friday (10/29): “If you do what you have always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins What do you think this quote means?

Assignments Due

Skits done and all assignments turned in to Mrs. Potter

Retiring Address – watch and make notes


Retiring Address – watch and make notes


Retiring Address – watch and make notes

Write one paragraph about how you found all 3 of these RA’s (retiring addresses) to be alike and one paragraph about how you found them to be different. This is a compare and contrast assignment that is due in by Tuesday, October 26th. Each paragraph should be at least 5 sentences.

When we are done with the videos, we will be going to the garden.

Assignment: Q2W2

Watch the following sessions of the 94th National FFA Convention and identify two moments that were really important to you. Write one paragraph about what you watch Tuesday and one about what you watch Friday (5 sentences each). Tell me why you found those moments important, compelling, funny, etc. This assignment will be turned in by Tuesday, November 2nd.


*Session 1 27:30 – 42:00

*Ask A National Officer Part 1

* Closing session (National Officer Reveal)


* Garden


*Advancing Sustainable Agriculture Together (Blue Room)

*Opening Session 2021

Additional Resources

Please see Canvas for additional resources on Q2W1 & Q2W2