ERIC Number: ED110748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Agriculture for Little People. Publication No. 0004.
Gasior, Albert G.
The document is a collection of teacher guides to sample units introducing agriculture at the primary level; part or all of the units can be used along with the regular curriculum during the school year. Intended to acquaint K-3 students with agriculture's important role, the purpose of the course is to impart basic knowledge of materials, tools, processes, concepts, and career opportunities in agriculture. Five introductory units prepare students to focus on agriculture; the guide outlines are very brief. The nine sample units on agriculture are activity-based; the teacher guides are presented in the form of brief outlines in general terms, outlining basic procedures and listing content-area skills such as reading and mathematics which may be developed in the course of the activities. Four of the nine sample units are field-trips (to an orchard, a tomato farm, a golf course, and a stadium); four others involve the planting and maintenance of school gardens (flowers from bulbs, flowers from seeds, fruit in a greenhouse, and vegetables); and the remaining sample unit teaches leaf collection and identification through a "school rake-up." A teacher evaluation form, agribusiness career information, listed teaching resources, and 10 student activity sheets are included. (AJ)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Career Awareness, Career Education, Curriculum Guides, Learning Activities, Primary Education
New Jersey Vocational-Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Building 4103, Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($1.50 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.