ERIC Number: ED338510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Technological progress in communication and transportation within the past 30 years has made many areas of the world accessible, as well as interdependent. Failure to understand the concept of interdependency greatly diminishes the potential of all nations and each citizen to appreciate this world community. This agricultural awareness program addresses the development of students' attitudes and competence related to international relationships, the diversity of cultural values, the similarities of the human species, and an understanding of current world conditions. The introduction contains: information about the demographics, the climate, and the natural resources of the State of Indiana; the rationale and the purpose of this international agricultural awareness program unit; the correlations between this program's goals and the Indiana State proficiency objectives; and, a listing of facts fundamental to the importance of agricultural exports. This program concentrates on the three main agricultural products of Indiana, namely: corn, soybeans, and hogs. Following a fact sheet about each of these three products, several activities relating to that product are proposed. Each activity contains proficiency indicators for the targeted discipline, required materials for that activity, and directions for successful student participation. The appendix contains a catalog of organizations that provide free or inexpensive resource materials and services that are available to classroom teachers. (JJK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Consumer Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Exports, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, International Trade, Language Arts, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Resource Materials, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers: Corn; Environmental Awareness; Environmental Concepts; Hogs; Indiana; International Agricultural Education; Soybeans