ERIC Number: ED339895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Model Course of Study for Agricultural Programs in Iowa. Preparing for the Future.
Martin, Robert A.; And Others
Each section contained in this packet is necessary for designing an effective program of agriculture education. The curriculum guide that is developed from this model should include the same sections. The model includes: (1) community description; (2) school description; (3) goals and objectives of education in agriculture; (4) evaluation policy; (5) development procedures for an advisory committee; and (6) unit outlines. Unit outlines are examples of Iowa's vocational education in agriculture programs, which are intended to help students apply communications, situational analysis, and problem-solving skills to agricultural work settings. Each unit contains the following information: course name; unit name; unit objectives; introduction/situation; unit sequence--problem area(s), lesson title, and lesson objectives; and unit evaluation. Section I contains six units: home landscape maintenance; house plant propagating and care; turf management; windbreaks; fruit and vegetable crops; and potted mum production. Four units in section II cover these topics: agriculture processing--meats; biological farming; daily personal skills; and farm law. Section III includes six units: tomato production; strawberry production; sweet corn production; lawn care; pasture management; and corn production. Topics in section IV are as follows: chain saw safety; arc welding; farm wells; water quality; plumbing; and liquid petroleum gas. Section V contains eight units: hunting and hunter safety; predator control and trapping; game bird production; beekeeping/honey production; small animal pets; animal rights in veal production; dairy production; and beef production. (NLA)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Production, Biology, Conservation (Environment), Daily Living Skills, Demonstration Programs, Farm Management, Field Crops, Forestry, High Schools, Horticulture, Landscaping, Occupational Safety and Health, Plant Propagation, State Curriculum Guides, Turf Management, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Agricultural Education.