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ERIC Number: ED262931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Visit to a Pig "Hatchery" on the Farm. (A Suggested Unit of Study).
Ediger, Marlow
Objectives for students are provided in this unit of study which suggests diverse learning that can take place in conjunction with a class field trip to a farm specializing in the raising of pigs. Following a brief description of specialization in United States livestock production, the unit lists factual information to be learned, e.g., information about modern barns and equipment, uses of automation, the life history of pigs raised for market, the farmer's investment and risks. The next section lists seven affective goals for students, e.g., appreciating the efficiency of farming operations, respecting the contribution of American farmers, and wanting more information about farming. The final section gives seven suggestions for teaching the unit. Activities include using print and audio-visual reference materials, inviting a county extension agent to speak, constructing a model farm scene, predicting the daily activities of a farmer specializing in raising pigs, and discussing the meat products derived from pigs. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A