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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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Nursurey and Landscape

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UNIT ONE: IDENTIFICATION

Time required for each lesson: 60 minutes

Lesson One: Plant Identification

  1. Identify the trees, shrubs, and flowers commonly used within landscape designs.
  2. Describe the distinguishing characteristics of each plant.

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Lesson Two: Weed Identification

  1. Identify common weeds found in the nursery/landscape industry.
  2. Evaluate the cause and effect of weeds on nursery/landscape plants
  3. Discuss management strategies for nursery/landscape weeds.

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Lesson Three: Plant Disease and Physiological Problem Identification

  1. Identify common diseases and physiological problems forum in nursery/landscape plants.
  2. Evaluate the cause and effect of disease and physiological problems in nursery/landscape plants.
  3. Discuss treatment and prevention strategies for diseases and physiological problems in nursery/landscape plants.

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Lesson Four: Pest and Beneficial Insect Identification

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

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Lesson Five: Cultural Practices

  1. Define common cultural practices used within the nursery/landscape industry.
  2. Describe how specific practices benefit plants within the landscape.
  3. Choose how practices are best used in certain scenarios.

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Lesson Six: Equipment Identification

  1. Identify equipment used in the nursery/landscape industry.
  2. Explain the use of each items and its purpose in the nursery/landscape industry.

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UNIT TWO: SKILLS

Time required for each lesson: 60-90 minutes

Lesson One: Nursery/Landscape Safety

  1. Understand different methods of safety and equipment used for nursery/landscape.
  2. Apply skills learned to create demonstration of knowledge.
  3. Observe peers’ demonstrations and apply knowledge learned.

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Lesson Two: Planting and Propagation

  1. Understand different methods of plant propagation.
  2. Understand the process of potting a plant.
  3. Apply skills learned about potting and propagation.

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Lesson Three: Design Concepts

  1. Define the six different design principles used in landscape design.
  2. Illustrate how these design concepts are used.
  3. Compare and contrast different landscapes and discuss how they can be improved.

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Lesson Four: Pricing a Landscape Design

  1. Define the aspects of pricing a landscape design.
  2. Demonstrate the use of these aspects on their own landscape design.
  3. Create and estimate that is accurate and competitive with other designers (students).

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UNIT THREE: Business Practices

Time required for each lesson: 90 minutes

Lesson One: Business Records and Taxes

  1. Understand different elements of business records.
  2. Understand different parts of the national tax system.
  3. Apply skills learned about business records to a nursery/landscape business.

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Lesson Two: Customer Service and Sales

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

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Lesson Three: 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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