History: Origins of Cultivated Plants

Origins of Cultivated Plants: HS.11 : Understanding Beliefs and Belief Systems (all,IA) (PDF) | (PPT)

Understanding how our plants have developed, and where they come from can be tied to understanding belief systems and why we believe what we believe, and who influenced us to believe that way.

Origins of Cultivated Plants: HS.109 : The Origins of Organizations (all,IA) (PDF) | (PPT)

Discuss what agriculture would be like today if we still planted the same corn varieties using the same techniques which were used several hundred years ago. (Ex: Indians showing New World settlers how to plant corn.) Then discuss what the FFA would be like if it was the same today as it was in 1928.

Origins of Cultivated Plants: HS.122 : Discovering the World of Agriculture (all,IA) (PDF) | (PPT)

Students will discover the orgins of plants in a similar way to discovering the agricultural industry. Help them to draw the connection between the two.