ERIC Number: ED478149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Educators' Curriculum Guide. Quality Assurance and Animal Care: Youth Education Program.
Busboom, Jan R.; Newman, Jerry A.; Shulaw, William P.; Jeffreys, J. Bradford
This curriculum guide contains a six-unit, two-level program combining animal science and veterinary care for youth club leaders and members in grades three through twelve. The Facilitator and Educator/Leader Introductions describe the program, the goals, and the students who will participate. The six lesson plans contain what the lesson is about, what the students will learn, materials needed, time needed, the activity, background for the teacher, educator/leader notes, and an activity sheet. The unit topics are as follows: (1) Attitudes and responsibilities towards animals and food production that promote animal well-being and product quality; (2) animal handling and exhibition promoting animal well-being and product quality; (3) housing livestock to promote animal well-being and product quality; (4) livestock feeds and feeding to promote animal well-being and product quality; (5) promoting animal well-being and product quality through proper animal health practices; and (6) public perception of animal agriculture. Evaluation tools included with the program are the following: (1) advancement program guides for the educator and youths describing skill levels that must be gained to complete each level; (2) fair checklists for the livestock department at the local fair; (3) packer carcass evaluation forms; and (4) exhibitor checklists to provide youths with immediate feedback on animal care. (SLR)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills, Animal Caretakers, Animal Husbandry, Check Lists, Curriculum Guides, Exhibits, Hands on Science, Intermediate Grades, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Livestock, Middle Schools, Quality Control, Science Activities, Science Programs, Secondary Education, Youth Clubs, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs
Ohio Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service, 1114 Chambers Road, Columbus, OH 43212-1702 (Guide and video (4032G) $25). Tel: 614-292-4848; Fax: 800-292-4919; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cms.osu.edu/Home.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Cooperative Extension Service.; Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Extension Service.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.