ERIC Number: ED239829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Agriculture in Iowa: Curriculum Guide for Grades 4-5-6.
Everett, Susan F.; And Others
A resource/curriculum guide developed for teachers of grades 4-6 is intended to help Iowa students learn about agriculture in Iowa: its importance as the state's major industry, its role as a source of employment and careers, and its role in meeting basic human needs for nutrition, clothing, and shelter. The guide recommends that, wherever possible, students should be given the opportunity to learn directly from people connected with agriculture, such as classroom speakers, on field trips to farms or vocational agriculture laboratories, and by visits to agriculture fairs and shopping center exhibits. Five basic elements to aid teachers are included in the seven units: a 45-item pre/post test for diagnostic and evaluation purposes; background information for each unit; suggested activities and masters for reproduction; resource lists of materials, people, and possible field trips; and a key system to distinguish between student activities, student information sheets, transparency masters, student "just for fun" sheets, and teacher information pages. The units are "The American Farmer: The First 200 Years,""The Challenge of Farming,""Life on an Iowa Farm,""What Agriculture Does for You,""Iowa--The Land and its Products,""Eating for a Happy, Healthy Body," and "A Glimpse into the Future." (MH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Agronomy, Career Exploration, Curriculum Guides, Delivery Systems, Economic Factors, Educational Games, Farmers, Field Trips, Food, Futures (of Society), Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Land Use, Life Style, Livestock, Nutrition Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Resource Units, Rural Farm Residents, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Agriculture, Des Moines.; Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
Identifiers: Agricultural Economics; Agricultural History; Iowa