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These classroom resources are designed to be a companion to the CDE/LDEs offered. The purpose is to provide you with information to facilitate your students' learning of CDE/LDE material and involvement opportunities. The guide is:

  • Designed to make efficient use of your time and engage your students at a high level in the classroom.
  • Contains lesson plans, PowerPoints, activities, worksheets, questions, vocabulary and discussion topics, these lessons have everything you need to teach new students about a particular CDE/LDE.
  • Feel free to substitute lesson plans and activities that best suit the needs of your program - this is only a guideline that gives you a starting point from which to work.
  • These classroom resources are written towards an entry level student that may not have any prior experience in the CDE/LDE area.

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Floriculture

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UNIT ONE: GREENHOUSE CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Time Required: 90 minutes

Lesson One: Materials and Equipment

  1. Identify plant materials and equipment that are commonly used in the greenhouse industry.
  2. Examine common growing media and evaluate their use in plant production.
  3. Discuss the importance of irrigation and the equipment associated with those systems.

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Lesson Two: Growing Procedures

  1. Discuss sexual and asexual reproduction in plants.
  2. Examine techniques used when potting young plants and selecting growing medium.
  3. Identify commonly used asexual propagation methods and rooting hormone.
  4. Understand the proper procedure for pinching plants to promote vertical growth.
  5. Demonstrate ability to perform growing procedures in a greenhouse setting.

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Lesson Three: Handling Chemicals

  1. Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) that must be worn while handling chemicals.
  2. Examine the use of chemicals commonly used in the floriculture industry.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of proper handling, application and storage of chemicals.

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UNIT TWO: PLANT DISEASE AND PEST MANAGEMENT

Lesson One: Nutritional and Environmental Disorders

  1. Identify major nutrient deficiencies and environmental disorders of floriculture crops.
  2. Evaluate the causes and effects of these disorders in floriculture plants.
  3. Discuss cure and prevention strategies for these disorders in floriculture plants.

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Lesson Two: Plant Diseases

  1. Identify common diseases found in floriculture plants.
  2. Evaluate the causes and effects of diseases in floriculture plants.
  3. Discuss cure and prevention strategies for diseases in floriculture plants.

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Lesson Three: Insects and Pests

  1. Identify common insects and pests found in floriculture plants.
  2. Evaluate the causes and effects of insects and pests in floriculture plants.
  3. Discuss pest management strategies for floriculture plants.

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UNIT THREE: FLORAL DESIGN

Lesson One: History of Floral Design

  1. Identify the historical eras of floral design.
  2. Evaluate characteristics associated with each time period.
  3. Illustrate the chronological order of time periods.

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Lesson Two: Floral Design Concepts

  1. Identify the principles used in floral design.
  2. Identify the elements used in floral design.
  3. Critique the use of design concepts in floral arrangements.
  4. Analyze how color creates a theme in floral arrangements.

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Lesson Three: Equipment Identification and Floral Crops

  1. Identify equipment used in the retail floriculture industry.
  2. Categorize floral crops commonly used in floral design.

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Lesson Four: Pricing a Floral Arrangement

  1. Calculate individual unit prices from bulk quantities.
  2. Identify the difference in wholesale and retail prices.
  3. Solve problems using both ratio and percentage retail markups.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of pricing a floral arrangement using an itemized cost sheet.

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Lesson Five: Mechanics of Floral Design

  1. Identify how mechanics are used in floral arrangements.
  2. Evaluate the use of foam, wire, ribbons, pins and tape in floral design.
  3. Demonstrate mechanical skills needed to construct a corsage/boutonniere.

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UNIT FOUR: BUSINESS PRACTICES

Lesson One: Costumer Service and Sales

  1. Discuss aspects of effective communication.
  2. Evaluate different kinds of customers and sales methods.
  3. Demonstrate customer service and product knowledge.

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Lesson Two: Advertisement Media

  1. Compare and contrast traditional media and social media.
  2. Discuss aspects of effective advertisement.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to inform consumers through a variety of media.

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UNIT FIVE: EMPLOYMENT SKILLS

Lesson One: Job Applications

  1. Analyze information required on a job application.
  2. Demonstrate how to complete an application correctly.

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Lesson Two: Building a Resume

  1. Understand the purpose and importance of a resume.
  2. Develop a professional resume.
  3. Create a cover letter to accompany the resume.

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Lesson Three: Job Interview

  1. Identify appropriate behavior for an interview.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in a mock interview.
  3. Create a thank you letter to accompany their interviews.

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