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ERIC Number: ED239794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Visiting An "Egg Factory" on the Farm: A Resource Unit.
Ediger, Marlow
The resource unit indicates how elementary school teachers can use contemporary poultry farming to teach the concepts of change and specialization in American society and to show the effects of automation of American farms. The unit lists general objectives for students: to develop an understanding of farm specialization, especially in egg production, and of egg production in general; to develop academic skills in research, written proficiency, group discussion, creative thinking, reading comprehension, and other areas; and to develop attitudes and appreciations for the contribution of poultry farmers and the use of machines for greater efficiency. The unit includes nine possible questions and problems for students. It suggests approaches for initiating the unit (field trip to poultry farm, pictures in class, discussion), learning activities for developing the unit (student research and projects; class visits by experts such as farmers, veterinarians, and county farm agents; audio visual aids), approaches for ending the unit (summaries, development of a model of a poultry farm, films, field trip to an egg grading and packing center), and techniques for evaluating the unit (test items, teacher self-evaluation questions). (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A