ERIC Number: ED449378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Common Ground: Agriculture for a Sustainable Future. Lesson Plans.
Selfridge, Deborah J.
This document contains lesson plans for a four-unit course in agriculture for sustainable development and is accompanied by a video tape and a booklet that discusses existing and future agricultural practices. Each unit of the document contains some or all of the following components: an introduction; objectives and competencies addressed; a list of equipment, supplies, references, and other resources; three or four learning activities; a question-and-answer game based on the format of the television game show "Jeopardy"; problem-solving techniques; illustrations of agricultural operations; material safety data sheet examples; and sample newspaper articles. The topics of the four units are as follows: (1) sustainable agriculture (investigation and analysis of agricultural practices as related to conservation tillage and best management practices); (2) innovative chemistry and conservation tillage (advantages and disadvantages of pesticide applications and the interrelationship of herbicide use with conservation tillage); (3) genetically improved plants (implications of genetically improved plants to our society and for agriculture on a global basis); and (4) Third World impact and global stability (the economic importance and interdependency of agriculture throughout the world). (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Behavioral Objectives, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Competency Based Education, Decision Making, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Games, Educational Resources, Farm Management, Genetic Engineering, Global Approach, Guidelines, Herbicides, High Schools, Horticulture, Innovation, Integrated Curriculum, International Cooperation, International Trade, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Pesticides, Plant Propagation, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Soil Conservation, Sustainable Development
Ohio Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service, The Ohio State University, 254 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1067; Tel: 614-292-4848 (Catalog #0219G; $11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council for Agricultural Education, Alexandria, VA.