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Substitute Teacher's Guide

Substitute Teacher's Guide

One thing is inevitable for an agricultural science instructor: You will be gone from school taking students on field trips, career development events, attending ag teacher's meetings and working on community service projects. May ag teachers are in the classroom late (real late) the night before national FFA convention, not preparing for the trip, but preparing for the substitute! After all, in this era of accountability in our classrooms, we have an obligation to those students not with us on our trips. This guide is for you! The Substitute Teacher's Guide to the Agricultural Education Classroom will walk you through a quick and easy way to prepare for your substitute teacher and provide you will excellent substitute plans that can integrate into any agricultural science curriculum

Current Events

For 7th through 9th Grade Students

Lesson 1: The World of Agricultural News

Lesson 2: Agricultural News on a National Level

Lesson 3: Agricultural News on a Local Level

Lessons 4 and 5: Sharing Agriculture’s News

For 10th through 12th Grade Students

Lesson 1: The Global Effects of Agriculture

Lesson 2: American Agriculture in the News

Lesson 3: Local News in the Making

Lessons 4 and 5: Creating an Ag Issues Presentation

Career Exploration

For 7th through 9th Grade Students

Lesson 1: Identifying Career Opportunities

Lesson 2: Researching Related Careers

Lesson 3: Finding Related Careers

Lessons 4 and 5: Career Brochure

For 10th through 12th Grade Students

Lesson 1: Discovering Career Options

Lessons 2 and 3: Resume Development

Lesson 4: Getting Ready for My Career

Lesson 5: Defining Career Success

Leadership Development

For 7th through 9th Grade Students

Lesson 1: Leadership Development

Lessons 2 and 3: Opportunities in FFA

Lessons 4 and 5: Contributing to an Organization

For 10th through 12th Grade Students

Lesson 1: What Would a Leader Do? Leadership Styles

Lessons 2 and 3: Characteristics of Leaders

Lessons 4 and 5: Finding Leadership in the Classroom

Personal Development

For 7th through 9th Grade Students

Lesson 1: Defining Personal Development

Lesson 2: Service to Others

Lesson 3: Finding Opportunities to Serve Others

Lessons 4 and 5: Developing Service Projects

For 10th through 12th Grade Students

Lesson 1: Values, Beliefs and Character

Lessons 2 and 3: Understanding Life Balance

Lessons 4 and 5: Developing Character Traits in Others

E-Moment Projects

For 7th through 12th Grade Students

Project 1: Expanding Thinking through the Eye Witness News Moment

Project 2: Expanding Thinking through a Picasso Moment

Project 3: Expanding Thinking through $10,000 Pyramid Moment

Ag Ed Resources

For 7th through 12th Grade Students

Project 1: Expanding Career Ideas through Career Swapping

Project 2: Expanding Career Ideas through Career Brainstorming

Project 3: Ag Trivia Challenge Review

Forms and Templates

Checklist for the Agriculture Teacher

Information page

Rubric for Assigning Student’s Daily Grade

Class Schedule

Attendance Roster

Seating Chart Diagram