ERIC Number: ED407500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Agriscience Education for the Middle School.
Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.
This curriculum guide, which is intended for middle school agriculture teachers in Virginia, outlines a three-course competency-based agriscience program to give middle school students an understanding of basic science concepts through agriculture. The guide begins with a program description that includes descriptions of the program's three courses for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The courses cover the following topics: agriscience (agriculture, plant and animal life cycles, communication with others, agricultural mechanics technology, ecology and conservation, career opportunities in agriculture); agriscience exploration (importance of agriculture/agriscience, conserving natural resources, research in agriculture, plant science, animal science, basic laboratory skills, personal development); and agriscience and technology (new technologies in agriculture/agriscience, international agriculture, agricultural businesses, microcomputers in agriculture, supervised agricultural experiences, hand tools and agricultural power equipment, leadership skills, and experimentation in agriculture). Suggested duty areas and tasks/competencies for each course are listed. Presented next (and constituting approximately 60% of the guide) are detailed matrices in which language arts, mathematics, and science standards of learning are cross-referenced to the competencies/tasks covered in each of the courses and their suggested duty areas. Concluding the guide is a 26-item list of suggested agriscience education resources. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Science Instruction, Standards, State Curriculum Guides, Statewide Planning, Teaching Guides, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center, 2200 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060-2208; phone: 804-261-5075.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia