ERIC Number: ED380620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Eighth Grade Agricultural Orientation. Teacher Edition.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
Designed to provide an introduction to as many of the subject areas in Oklahoma agricultural education programs as possible, this curriculum for Grade 8 contains 15 units that highlight many career areas in agriculture. Because this course may be a student's first exposure to production agriculture subjects, the curriculum begins with basic material upon which the instructor can build and localize. Each instructional unit includes some or all of the basic components of a unit of instruction: performance objectives, suggested activities for the teacher, extensions and options, information sheets, job sheets, practical tests, written tests, and answers to assignment sheets and written tests. Units of instruction are designed for use in more than one lesson or class period of instruction. Introductory materials include information on teaching basic skills and information on using the written tests as pretest and posttest. Units cover the following: introduction to agricultural industry; record keeping; agricultural communication; plants and soils; horticulture; forestry; field crop production; animal production; agricultural products and processing; agricultural power; agricultural construction; agricultural sales and service; agricultural ecology and the environment; natural resources--parks and recreation; and natural resources--wildlife and fisheries. A basic skills documentation matrix correlates skills with units of instruction. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Agronomy, Behavioral Objectives, Career Awareness, Career Education, Competency Based Education, Crop Processing Occupations, Ecology, Farm Accounts, Farm Management, Fisheries, Forestry, Grade 8, Horticulture, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Plant Growth, Plant Propagation, Recordkeeping, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education, Wildlife
Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center, Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074 (instructional package, 1 teacher and 10 student editions, order no. AG2017, $197; student edition, AG3017: $12).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
Note: Diskette for Unit II, assignment 4, not included in this document.