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Biotechnology

Biotechnology Usage in the Medical Industry

Dietary Needs

Conceptualizing Ideas (I.A 1,2) | (PPT)
What are the possible ways that GMOs could improve the foods we currently eat to improve our diet? Use the LK lesson to brainstorm possible food or product modifications that would benefit our society.

Enzyme Production

Brainstorming Solutions (I.A., 1,2,3,4)
Discuss how one of the early uses of bio-tech was human enzyme production. Use the LK lesson to develop brainstorming skills and techniques. Then apply these skills to what other world changing events can come out of enzyme production or GMOs.

Food Preservation

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What opportunities are there for the agriculture industry if we could extend or eliminate shelf life for products. How would this allow the agricultural industry to grow in both domestic and foreign markets? Relate this to how we can identify ways for our fellow FFA members to grow and succeed in this organization.

Understanding Integrity (all,IA)
Relate the concept of personal integrity to maintaining the integrity of food. Make analogies between the strategies of preservation of an individuals integrity to food quality.

Understanding Self-worth (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare and contrast food preservation to self worth. Food preservation is affected by many factors such as heat, moisture and temperature just as appearance, popularity and effectiveness as a speaker affect self worth.

Pharming

Understanding Creativity (all,IA) | (PPT)
Utilizing strategies of thinking creatively, brainstorm the possibilities of pharming and their effects on society.

Life Balance (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Pharming possibilities are extensive, from being able to eat your antibiotics in corn flakes to increasing the nutritional value of a steak. It has the possibility of making our meals balanced between dietary and medical needs. Correlate this to the importance of having a balanced personal life.

Biotechnology Usage in the Plant and Animal Industry

Artificial Insemination

Learning to Assess Others Strengths (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing the potential of AI and the ability to select sires to improve specific traits in your herd relate, it to how to assess the strengths of fellow FFA members to improve our chapter.

Assessing the Strengths of Others (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Selection of the best male is much like selecting a team member based on their strengths. Just as efficiency factors and size affect selection so does choosing a group member for their talents and personalities needed to accomplish the task.

Using Appropriate Language and Humor (all,IA) | (PPT)
Before introducing AI, cover the use of professional terms within this unit. Relate to the need to identify formal and informal situations and the use of appropriate terms through life.

Embryo Transfer

Collaborative Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the necessary reliance of multiple female animals (surrogate) in embryo transfer to the collaboration required in life. Ask: How does collaboration improve the quality of life in both scenarios?

Strategies to Include Others on Teams (1,2,3) | (PPT)
After discussing the benefits of embryo transfer (utilize the best genetics to build a herd) relate this to building a team. Use LK to show how we include others in a team to build the best herd possible.

Insect Control

Dealing with Non-team Players (1,2) | (PPT)
While discussing why it would be beneficial to develop insect resistant plants, correlate how insects hinder plant production just as non team players hinder the teams production.

Advocate for Public Service (2) | (PPT)
Determine beneficial and harmful insects and compare them to pests of life. Focus on the beneficial pests in life and how to influence others.

Sperm Sexing

Identifying Needs and Aligning with Vision (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Why is there a need for sperm sexing, what are the possible benefits? Use the LK lesson to explore why sperm sexing is an emerging growing technology. What other areas may this be applied to?

Determining End Products of Process (2,3)
Knowing your desired product is not always an easy task. Help students determine that product by examining the process.

Understanding the Importance of Professional Ethics (all,IA) | (PPT)
As biotechnology becomes more specific and sexing of sperm is possible, discuss ethical vs. unethical behavior. What are some of the ethical decisions within their lives?

Weed Control

Selecting a Strategy (1,2,3)
What are the benefits of genetically engineering plants to resist certain pesticides or weeds. Use the LK to develop a strategy to identify the most beneficial ways to use GMOs to this endeavor. What are the benefits to the choices you made?

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (all,IA) | (PPT)
Have students identify the weeds in their life. Relate ways to avoid and prevent those weeds to the selection process of genetic engineering.

Cloning

Advantages and Disadvantages

Using Evaluation and Reflection (all,IA) | (PPT)
Challenge students to use critical thinking skills to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of cloning. Relate self evaluation to the evaluation of societys interest or need for cloning animals and plants.

Positive and Negative Influence (all,IA) | (PPT)
Brainstorm the positive and negative influences surrounding biotechnology and then compare the positive and negative influences surrounding you. How do you influence your environment and how does biotechnology influence our future?

Critical Thinking Skills (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Before beginning this lesson use LK to discover the types of critical thinking and persuasion. Then use those types of critical thinking to analyze the pros and cons of cloning.

Process of Animal Cloning

Appreciating Cultural Diversity (2) | (PPT)
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of cultural identities in society as it relates to the variety needed in discussing animal cloning. Show the relationship of the good and bad of each. Focus on the need for variety in society vs. an identical society.

Applying Critical Thinking (1,2) | (PPT)
LK demonstrates methods of critical thinking strategies; such as learning, locating main points, questioning the statement and testing the statement. Use those methods to discover the process of animal cloning.

Process of Plant Cloning

Understanding Creativity (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing plant cloning use the LK to discover creative thinking skills. Apply this to plant cloning by asking students what plants will be cloned for what purpose in the near future.

Consumer Concerns and Ethical Issues

Ethical Dilemmas

Critical Thinking Skills (all,IA) | (PPT)
Use the critical thinking guidelines to lead students through a discussion about the ethical dilemmas involved with GMOs. Challenge students to remove themselves from their own emotions to see all sides.

Understanding Beliefs and Belief Systems (all,IA) | (PPT)
Interest approach directly ties to an ethical dilemma. Compare the ethical dilemmas facing biotechnology to those they face in their own lives as it correlates to their belief systems and personal beliefs.

Using Key Messages (1,2,3) | (PPT)
After discussing the ethical dilemmas of bio-tech use the LK to develop the key messages needed to inform and persuade others. Have students write and give a short speech on why we should or shouldnt pursue GMOs.

Labeling and Trading

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss product labeling and trade policies. Why wont Europe accept GMO products? How do we persuade consumers and countries that they are safe. Use the LK to show how this is a great area to become an advocate for agriculture.

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare and contrast the accountability system of Country Of Origin Labeling to that of personal responsibility and accountability. Ask: Where does responsibility of the producer end and then begin for the consumer?

Long Term of Effects of Gmos

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What are the possible long term effects of GMOs (Frankenstein Foods)? Use the LK to assess the possible benefits, possible risks, and how to weigh and balance the two to draw a conclusion on if we should or shouldnt pursue GMOs.

My Decisions and the Opinions of Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
How will GMOs affect us over time, what are the lasting affects of those decisions? Compare that to the decisions we make and their long term affect. How are we influenced to make decisions?

Long-Term Goals and Opportunities (all,IA) | (PPT)
How far reaching are the plans of biotech companies? How do they determine how their product will affect the environment and health? Relate to personal long term goal setting as well as cause and effect.

Product Safety

Being Responsible and Accountable (all,IA)
It becomes a role of everyone involved in the food industry to be responsible and accountable for the decisions made for the good of the industry. How will you be responsible and accountable for the good of your family and society?

Team Codes of Conduct (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss what should and shouldn't be done with GMOs to ensure the products are safe for human consumption. Develop a classroom code of conduct along with a code of conduct for GMOs. How are they different and how are they similar?

Earning Trust (all,IA) | (PPT)
Connect the perception that consumers have about genetically modified foods to trust. What has been done to earn distrust in markets where GMOs are not readily accepted? (Ex. StarLink Corn)

Regulations and Responsibility

The Consequences of Ethics (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Using the interest approach of having students make a list of rules for the classroom and then make a list of regulations of biotechnology. Both will need to consider ethics and effects on other people.

Defining Responsibility (1) | (PPT)
Have students define responsibility and the consequences for irresponsibility in agriculture. Ex. The effects of Starlink Corn entering the human food supply on Monsanto.

Keeping a Job (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance of regulations and responsibility for the acceptance of GMOs by the public. How does this relate to keeping a job? Dependability, consistence, availability (shows up on time) etc.

Genetic Principles

Cell Division

The Stages of Development (all,IA) | (PPT)
How can mitosis be compared to the four stages of development? Correlate Interphase to the Me stage of developing personal skills and abilities, Prophase and Metaphase to the We stage developing relations with each other, Anaphase to Doing which is putting ones vision into action and finally Telophase to Serving which is growing and serving others. Mitosis is the process by which cells grow and reproduce just as we develop and grow and eventually serve others.

Managing My Journey (Managing SAEs) (1,2)
Discuss cell division and multiplication and what that organisms require for the process to occur (proper environment, nutrition, etc) and relate it to what conditions need to be present for students SAEs to grow and multiply.

Possibilities and Morality

The Consequences of Ethics (1,2) | (PPT)
Have students develop two lists: 1) a list of rules for the classroom; and 2) a list of rules that cover biotechnology. Discuss how ethical issues determine the lists.

Understanding Beliefs and Belief Systems (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss where GMOs could possibly go in the future (human cloning) and open a discussion with students on how far we should go. Ask students why we should or shouldnt pursue cloning. Use the LK to identify students core values.

Brainstorming Solutions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Brainstorm the possibilities of future genetically engineered products. Brainstorm their benefits and barriers as they relate to a chosen topic.

Scientific Method

Developing a Resume (1,2,3,4) | (PPT)
While discussing each step of the scientific method correlate it to the building of a resume. When students are done with the lesson they should posess a knowledge of the scientific method and a useable resume.

The Process of Genetic Engineering

Process and Product Evaluation (all,IA) | (PPT)
List the steps of an engineered products - its process and evaluation. Now compare that to a product in their lives (a grade on a paper) and the process. Did they get the desired result?

Creating Personal Mission (1,2,3,4) | (PPT)
Go through the steps of engineering GMOs and discuss how it is important to follow all the steps in a specific order to achieve the desired outcome. Relate this to the steps in developing a personal mission for a specific period of time (1 yr, 5 yrs, 25 yrs)

Identifying and Utilizing Available Resources (all,IA)
Have students brainstorm what technology is necessary to genetically engineer organisms. Relate this to what resources are available to your students.

History and Development

Historical Usage

Techniques for Handling Change (all,IA) | (PPT)
Historically human nature is to resist change. This lesson applies effective techniques and attitudes to embrace change.

Leader-follower Relationships | (PPT)
Discuss the leaders (pioneers) of the bio-tech industry from AI to embryo transfer. Discuss how twenty years ago no one used AI but currently a large percentage of the industry has followed the lead of these pioneers. Relate this to the leader - follower relationships the students are in.

Developing Innovative SAEs (1)
Compare the innovation in biotechnology to how students could develop innovative SAEs. Identify innovative SAEs and biotechnological advances in the state or area that the students can identify with.

Methods of Reproduction

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing the different approaches to breeding practices (natural, AI, embryo transfer) ask what are the benefits and what are the risks. Use the LK lesson to discover ways of identifying risks and benefits and strategies to offset the risks of change.

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed (1) | (PPT)
Discuss the relationship between motivating a student to grow and methods of reproduction by correlating the stimuli needed for each and how it relates to growth that a student encounters in a lifetime. Ex. Natural selection - individual choices

Natural Selection

Managing Change in Your Career (2) | (PPT)
Connect the change cycle to how change has affected animal and plant populations. Ex. Urban sprawl and its affects on predatory animals.

Learning to Assess Others Strengths (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare how we select animals to how we select friends and people for a group project. We evaluate and select animals based on traits, genetics and phenotype. How do you select your friends? What are their strengths and potential?

What is Biotechnology

Conceptualizing Ideas (all,IA) | (PPT)
Have students follow the problem solving method to recreate what scientists may have done when developing a GMO. Ex. Bt Corn


Biotechnology is changing the way we solve problems in the world. This lesson directly ties. As you discuss the changes that have occurred within biotechnology and the methods used to offset risks of change. Change is part of our daily lives and success hinders on our ability to manage change. How does this apply to biotechnology as well as life?

Producing Genetic Modified Organisms

DNA Insertion

Creating Engaging Chapter Meetings (all,IA) | (PPT)
DNA insertion can be compared to improving chapter meetings. What genes can be inserted into chapter meetings to make them more engaging causing the entire meeting (organism) to be more efficient?

Leading Program of Activities Development (3) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance of selecting the proper gene to insert into a strand of DNA to achieve the desired outcome. Relate this to the development of POA committees and the importance of inserting the right chairmen and members to have a successful committee.

Gene Splicing

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Students discover positive characteristics of themselves through the SCANS assessments. Relate to choosing traits of organisms when splicing genes.

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Engage students in a discussion on the traits that you want to add to an organism to make it better. What are those traits, why are they desirable, and how do we get that trait into the organism. Relate this to the types of students that need to be in FFA to make our Chapter better. What steps do we need to take to get these students.

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Correlate how selecting a specific gene in gene slicing and how it relates to personal values. Just as looking at selection of a specific gene show the relationship of how people tend to pick a specific value that someone has that people tend to judge someone on.

Genetic Engineering

Human Potential (all,IA) | (PPT)
What is the potential of genetic engineering? Hypothesize the effect of human potential in relation to the potential effect of genetic engineering.

Conflict Resolution Techniques (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Engage students in a debate regarding the pros and cons of GMOs. Ask questions like should we be producing GMOs, are they safe, what are the consequences? After a debate is going introduce LK conflict resolution strategies.

Understanding Creativity (1,2) | (PPT)
Challenge students to think outside the box, when developing a class GMO. Use the LK lesson to show the stages of creativity to elicit more ideas.



Environmental Science/Natural Resources

Environmental Management

Air and Water Quality

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (2,3) | (PPT)
Explain the negative effects of a lack of air and water quality control, and identify methods for warding off the health risks and negative effects if any if there is no water or air quality.

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (all,IA) | (PPT)
Connect the idea of eating junk food and drinking pop all day will pollute your body and make you unhealthy, so does polluting the air and water quality to the environment.

The Benefits of Goal Setting (1,3) | (PPT)
Air and water play an essential part in managing the environment. How is the continued management of these resources important in the long run? Compare this to the importance of the management of goals to insure a successful life.

Waste Management

Everyday Acts of Service to Others (all,IA) | (PPT)
Understanding how simple service like waste management is up to the individual and how focusing on waste management makes others recognize the more of a need for that service.

Strategies for Efficient Time Use (IA) | (PPT)
Link the thought of using time wisely to good waste management. Inefficient use of time is wasting time. (Ex. Good use of time is taking waste and getting a valuable product from it. Bad use of time is taking good products and letting them go to waste.)

Strategies for Efficient Time Use (1) | (PPT)
Have students determine the similarities of how waste in managed compared to how time is managed (or wasted).

Wetland Management

Opportunities to Serve Others (1) | (PPT)
Wetlands are managed in such a way as to serve they environment they are in just as we should be looking for an opportunity to serve others who are around us.

Dealing with Non-team Players (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as non-team players have skills and abilities to add to the team so does wetlands in land management. The key is to find out how to get the non-team player involved and how to make wetlands profitable.

Involvement in Public Service (3) | (PPT)
Identify several ways a community can be involved in the preservation of wildlife management.

Wildlife Management

Keeping a Job (2) | (PPT)
What hinders the continues survival of endangered species? Ex. Habitate, nutrients, etc. Relate these factors to how you could lose a job. Ex. Home life, substance abuse, etc.

The Consequences of Ethics (2) | (PPT)
Identify positive and negative consequences of ethical and unethical behavior in the areas of wildlife management with environmental groups such as PETA.

Selecting a Strategy (all,IA)
A big part of wildlife management is selecting a strategy based on good information.

History and State of the Environment

Biology in the Environment

Identify Resources for Continued Growth (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Identify resources for use and protection/ conservation. How do we decide which resources to develop? What personal resources do each of us poses that we can tap into to help develop us into a stronger leader?

Positive and Negative Influence (1,2) | (PPT)
Everything we do effects our environment, so do the individuals that we come into contact with every day. (Ex. Get rid of pollution- Get rid of negative influences in our lives.)

Positive and Negative Influence (1) | (PPT)
Biology is a science used to identify positive and negative influences on the environment. What are positive and negatives influence that effect us.

Economic Impact

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What economic impacts does the endangered species act have on agriculture, urban sprawl, chemical spills? In what ways can you become an advocate to support the agricultural and natural resource industries?

The Consequences of Ethics (2) | (PPT)
The decision we, our employer, government, etc. make have an economic impact on us. How our ethics and the ethics of those around us have consequences.

Creating Positive Impressions in Public (1) | (PPT)
Connect the importance of agriculture creating a positive impression with what we do and the economic impact peoples impressions have on agriculture. (Ex. Fertilizer run-off, BST in cows, etc.)

Ecosystems and Biospheres

The Importance of Attitude (all,IA) | (PPT)
Link the importance of attitude to the environment of FFA biosphere to the importance of positive environment in a plants biosphere. Attitude determines Altitude!

Using Your Community as a Laboratory for Learning (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Describe what an ecosystem and biosphere are. How do we as individuals help to make up the ecosystem or biosphere of our community? Why is it important that we serve others to make our community stronger? In what ways can we serve others to make our community better?

How Organizations Change (1) | (PPT)
Correlate how organizations must change in order to remain together just as ecosystems must change in order to survive.

Environmental Diversity

Conflict Resolution Techniques (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing environmental diversity, discuss different types of thinking (Slash and burn vs conservation, clear cutting vs selective cutting, traditional vs IPM farming) Discuss the pros and cons and discuss methods of resolving conflict between the two sides.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (2,IA) | (PPT)
Just as there are different types of environment there are different types of cultures. Every type of environment is different but not necessarily worse just as cultures are different.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (1) | (PPT)
Help students make a connection between how environments are diverse and the understanding of ways people are different.

Issues and Trends

Alternative Energy Resources

Developing Innovative SAEs (1) | (PPT)
Just as alternative energy resources are being developed and used today so to can we develop innovative SAEs

Conflict Resolution Techniques (1,2) | (PPT)
How does the team conflict and resolution process relate to the fossil fuel problems we are currently facing? Is there common ground that can be found, or do energy resources have to be totally depleted before the adoption of alternative energies?

Resources Available (all,IA) | (PPT)
Have students brainstorm a list of alternative energy resources and then compare that list to a list of resources available to students in the community. Ex. Youth center, library resources. Which resources are students not familiar with?

Environmental Impact of Humans

Showing Respect (all,IA) | (PPT)
When discussing the roles of humans in natural resources, connect the thought of respecting others and things. In history, humans havent always respected our environment or other people and we have paid for it.

My Decisions and the Opinions of Others (3) | (PPT)
Human decisions impact the environment either negatively or positively. How is this similar to the decisions I make and the opinions of others.

Collaborative Relationships (2) | (PPT)
How are the characteristics of collaborative relationships like the Environmental impact of humans. Each characteristic is something humans should do to have a good harmony with the environment.

Greenhouse Effect

Promoting FFA Opening Doors (all,IA) | (PPT)
The greenhouse if it remains closed continues to heat up until it becomes to hot for plant life. The FFA is similar to a greenhouse, when we open the door and let more people in the better it is.

The Need for Communication to Influence Others (2)
Show how persuasive communication about the Greenhouse effect can give people a negative or positive view of what is really happening and what they want you to believe.

Life Balance (3)
If the proper balance is maintained in the environment life flourishes. The same can be said for our daily lives. Students should make a connections between the positive and negative aspects of the greenhouse effect and a balanced life.

Urban Sprawl

Developing Solutions and Strategies (all,IA) | (PPT)
The sprawl will continue to spread. What are the solutions and strategies to urban sprawls?

Teaching Others About Your SAE (3)
As the people tend to get out of the inner cities and the suburban continue to spread and grow. Correlate this to students on how SAEs can grow as we teach others about them and the SAEs tend to grow and get stronger and bigger.

Natural Resources

Conservation

Life Balance (1,2) | (PPT)
Just as in life their must be a delicate balance so to conserving our resources. We cant go to any extreme one way or the other.

Long-Term Goals and Opportunities (1,2,3) | (PPT)
How do we plan for the use of natural resources in the long term to ensure our current needs are met but so will future needs? Relate this to setting personal long term goals.

Practicing Honesty (all,IA,2)
Have students make a connection between the benefits of practicing conservation and the benefits of practicing honesty.

Importance,Types and Uses of Natural Resources

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (all,IA) | (PPT)
The team is like a group of natural resources. Each has a place and a unique roll to fill.

Capitalizing on the Strengths of Others (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss how the natural resources that are available can be put to the best possible use. What use brings the most value to society? Relate this to our chapter, how can we find the strengths of our members (our resource) and work with them to find their area of expertise and interest that will benefit them and our chapter the most?

Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as it is crucial to understand the importance, types, and uses of natural recourses to better understand and conserve natural resources, it is also beneficial to understand values, beliefs, character, and integrity in individuals.

Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources

Leading Program of Activities Development (all,IA) | (PPT)
The development of a POA is the creation of a non-renewable resource in that it is good for this year. But in a real sense it is a renewable resource because the template can be used every year.

Professional Ethics and Personal Character (3) | (PPT)
Renewable resources will never let us down and will continue to replenish themselves over and over just like professional ethics and character. However if we have a let down in our ethics and character it is very difficult to regain the trust that these things gain us just as it takes millions of years if at all for a non-renewable resource to replenish itself.

Defining Core Values (all,IA,1,2,3) | (PPT)
Renewable resources may be used and molded to fit our needs as long as they are managed we wont run out. There is a definite amount of non renewable resources. Compare this to our values. What are the core values that make you unique and cant be changed? Which values are flexible?

Identifying and Utilizing Available Resources (1,2)
Assess what resources are available for human energy needs, and which ones fall under renewable and non-renewable resources. And if they are readily available for their needed use.

Sustaining Natural Resources

Team Codes of Conduct (1) | (PPT)
Just as on a team there are codes or rules to go by so are there rules to sustaining our natural resources. Lead students into discussions why we have codes of conduct with teams.

The Role of an Individual in an Organization (1) | (PPT)
It is important to sustain natural resources for life to continue as we know it. For an organization to continue each individual must play his / her role.

Capitalizing on the Strengths of Others (3) | (PPT)
How do we use the natural resources of our planet but still conserve them for future generations? Relate this to how we can capitalize on the strengths of others without taking advantage of them.



Food Science

Food Deterioration and Spoilage

Environmental Factors and Considerations

Life Balance (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as it is important to keep the environment stable and balanced for products to be ready for the consumers at a certain time -- for example, apples need to be stored in a specific environment after harvest -- we must keep a balance in our life in order to accomplish our goals.

Food Safety and Handling

Choosing My Vehicle (Planning SAEs) (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Correlate the importance of HAACP plans to ensure food and food storage safety to the importance of having a plan and goals for our SAEs.

Methods of Food Preservation

The Importance of Building Relationships (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the relationships that are necessary (producer - manufacturer - distributor - consumer) to insure that the product remains wholesome. Relate this to the importance of building healthy relationships for us to have a fulfilling life.

Food Labeling and Regulation

Food Labeling

Factors of Self-image (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Why are foods labeled, what does a label contain? Relate this to how people are labeled and how it affects our self image. Do we like our self image, how do we change our self image?

Developing a Resume (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Just as the food label has essential elements, the same is true with a resume. Some things on a food label are required, as other things are for added information. The same is true with a resume.

Identifying Important Skills for All Careers (1) | (PPT)
Food labels help keep companies honest about their ingredients. Honesty is also a skill essential for all careers.

Government Agencies

Understanding the Importance of Professional Ethics (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What is the purpose of government agencies? To enforce policies to protect the population and environment? How does this relate to our role in school or work to act ethically? What is our personal and professional responsibility?

Understanding Professions, Careers and Jobs (all,IA) | (PPT)
The government plays a major role in the food industry. Regulations change frequently, and the possible career paths in the regulatory field are never-ending.

Developing a Service-Leadership Attitude (all,IA) | (PPT)
One of the functions of government agencies is to serve the people. Use this lesson to incorporate teaching service to students.

Government Regulations

Opportunities for Influence in Organizations (1) | (PPT)
Government regulations are used to detect and correct problems with food. Being able to regulate your behavior means being able to detect and correct problems to make yourself better.

Practicing Honesty (all,IA)
Government agencies play a major role in the food industry. These agencies, such as the FDA, ensure that the United States will continue to enjoy the safest food supply on earth. It is important for employees of both food companies and government agencies to practice honesty in their work so that this long-standing tradition of a safe food supply continues.

The Need for Leaders (1,2,3)
Discuss all of the government regulations applied to the food industry. Do they all seem reasonable or fair, are there some things left unregulated that should be? How do we change regulations?

Packaging

Factors of Self-image (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What factors does packaging have on marketing? What entices us to buy a product? Our self image is the package by which we gauge ourselves and others. What can we do to strengthen our self image?

First Impressions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Often times, consumer opinion of a product is based on the packaging. The first impression of the product is crucial to the consumer buy in. The same is true of people. It has been said that it only takes the first twenty seconds of an interview for an employer to determine if they will offer a job to a candidate. First impressions are vital in the current and future success of students.

Communicating with Customers (1,2,3,4) | (PPT)
Food packaging is a way to display a product in an appealing way to persuade customers to buy it. Relate this to the importance of communication to package a message so that people are willing to buy it.

Shelf Life

Process and Product Evaluation (2) | (PPT)
Shelf life is one of the factors that can be used in evaluating a product. Link this information to the information in the LK lesson.

Understanding the Use of Time (all,IA) | (PPT)
Perishable products have a limited time to be sold after they are processed. Relate this to how we have a limited amount of time to accomplish what we need done in our lives. What are some time management skills to help us use that time more efficiently?

Understanding the Use of Time (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Food has a limited amount of time that it will remain wholesome. What is the industry doing to extend this time. Relate this to the importance of managing our time to accomplish what needs to be done.

Nutrition & Digestion

Digestive Systems

Types of Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relationships develop between all the different parts of the digestive system. Help the student to link this information to how we form relationships with all different types of people, and that each of these relationships is different.

The Role of Physical Activity in Personal Success (all,IA) | (PPT)
Exercise helps to speed up metabolism and aid in digestion. Use this lesson to also link exercise to being successful.

Food Pyramid

How Organizations Are Structured--Components of a Local Program (1) | (PPT)
The USDA has separated food into six major segments or groups, just like agricultural education is separated into three major segments. Just like the foods groups all work in harmony with one another, and it is not good to get too many of one food group, the same is true with Agricultural Education. A student should have an equal share of all three Agricultural Education components. Ex. FFA/SAE/Lab

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (all,IA) | (PPT)
The food pyramid is designed to provide guidelines for serving sizes and porportion. This ties into this lesson on healthy eating habits.

Nutrients

Identifying Important Skills for All Careers (all,IA) | (PPT)
There are certain skills that are universal for all careers just as there are nutrients that are universal for good health.

Life Balance (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as it is important to get the right balance of nutrients in your diet it is important to get the right balance of components in your life. Ex. School, work, relationships

Nutritional Deficiencies

Role of Spiritual Belief System in Personal Mission (all,IA) | (PPT)
To properly grow and develop, people need the correct nutrients. If a certain vitamin or mineral is missing, the results can be detrimental. This LK lesson will focus on the belief system that students have and how it affects the choices that they make each day, consciously or subconsciously. Link the information about physical deficiencies to deficiencies in ones spirit.

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as not meeting nutritional requirements produce adverse effects (deficiencies) there are adverse effects of risk behavior such as drinking and driving and being involved in an auto accident.

Overview of Food Industry and Trends

Careers

Identifying Career Interests and Preferences (all,IA)
Use this lesson as written, but have students focus on careers in food science.

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (1) | (PPT)
Connect the ideas that having a successful career in any area of the food industry includes the students becoming advocates for the industry for which they work. They must learn information about issues that may be controversial and be able to defend any of these industries.

Contributions to the Economy

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as a thriving food industry contributes money, jobs, and food to our society, the opportunity exists on an individual level as well. If we give others the opportunity to succeed they to will become valued contributors to our society.

Finding Opportunities for Service in Your Families, School and Communities (all,IA) | (PPT)
Companies in the food industry today must research the needs of the marketplace and then develop products to meet those needs. The same is true when a student wishes to help with a community service project. The students must first find out the needs in the community before planning the details of the project.

Food and Food Products

Appreciating Cultural Diversity (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as there are many foods from many different cultures that are appreciated around the world there are many diverse cultures to be appreciated from around the world.

Positive and Negative Influence (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss with students the positive and negative influences they have in their lives that contribute to or hinder their eating habits and choices.

Major Product Lines

Motivation Factors (all,IA) | (PPT)
Name recognition often motivates us to purchase a product. Explore the ways motivation effects personal behavior.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Compare the differences in product lines. Why are there so many different products? Relate this to the ways that people are different and how boring it would be if we were all the same.

Major Segments of Industry

Taking My Trip (Understanding SAEs) (3) | (PPT)
The food industry is separated into major segments, just like SAEs are separated into major types. Lead students to the connection between the different segments of the food industry to the six different types of SAE programs.

Levels of Teamwork (1,2,3,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the different segments of the industry to the different types of leadership. What do they both require to work effectively, what causes both to have breakdowns in production.

Trends in the Food Industry

How Organizations Create Culture, Brand and Traditions (all,IA) | (PPT)
The food industry is made up of many different companies and organizations. Because of consumer demand, different products are created to meet this demand. The same is true with organizations like the FFA. Link the information in the LK lesson to the trends created in the food industry.

Vision and Personal Success (all,IA)
It takes vision in the food industry to predict trends such as the low carb diet. Relate vision in the food industry to personal vision.

Processing Food Products

Byproduct Usage

The Benefits of Character and Integrity (1,2,3) | (PPT)
By-products are a huge industry in the US even though they were once thought to be more of a hassle than useful. Just as our character might sometimes seem a hassle (resisting peer pressure), it is of great value to our personal happiness.

Conceptualizing Ideas (all,IA) | (PPT)
As more products are processed and food becomes more and more convenient, brainstorm ideas of how to manage the byproducts produced in the food industry. Conceptualize ideas as to how to utilize these byproducts.

Strategies to Include Others on Teams (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the huge economic impact by-products have on our economy. All of this from something that is thought to be worthless. Who in our chapter has been left out that has the potential to make a valued contribution? How do we get them involved?

Facilities & Equipment

Understanding Common Etiquette (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as there is proper facilities and equipment for a chosen task, there is proper etiquette for social settings. Discuss the proper tools necessary for making a cake to the proper etiquette that would be used when eating the cake at a social event.

Collaborative Relationships (1,2) | (PPT)
All the equipment in a processing plant must work together to accomplish the finished product. What are examples in our lives or society that require these types of collaborative relationships?

Creating Engaging Chapter Meetings (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What is needed for the running of an efficient and effective facility? What qualities does such a plant have? Relate this to a chapter meeting. What must be done for it to be effective?

Quality Assurance

Determining End Products of Process (3)
Quality assurance is the process by which food products are inspected to assure they meet company and government standards. Generally, this is one of the lasts steps in the food production process. Many times a company will determine what they want the end product to look like before the process of developing it begins. This concept can be linked to the idea in the lesson of beginning with the end product in mind.

Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as we look at products coming off the processing or production lines for specific traits and standards, we need to measure ourselves. Do we exemplify a good moral leader? What can we due to strengthen the quality of these traits to assure success?

Accountability on Teams (1,2,3) | (PPT)
The purpose of quality assurance is to hold the company or workers accountable for the products being produced before they reach the public. How does this relate to the importance of team accountability? What is our quality assurance?

Types of Processing

Introduction to Situational Leadership (all,IA)
Types of processing are chosen based on the end product desired. We also choose different styles of leadership based on the situation we are faced with.

Determining End Products of Process (2,3)
The processing in the food industry creates an end product. Students should have an end product in mind at the end of a process. Ex. Making the honor role is the end product of the goal to improve my GPA.



Introduction to Agriscience

Ag Mechanics

Bill of Materials

Defining Responsibility (all,IA) | (PPT)
Tie the process of listing materials and prices to accountability and responsibility in students lives.

Identify Resources for Continued Growth (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While working with students bill of materials ask what resources they posses that will help them develop into what they want to be (career, successful). Draw a correlation between the importance of using a written bill of materials and doing self assessments to measure progress.

Measurement

Understanding the Use of Time (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Before a measurement lesson ask students what is the benefits of time management? Use LK to identify and apply time management strategies. Then relate the measurement and management of the passage of time to the importance of being efficient and accurate in measuring.

Planning

Evaluating a Plan (all,IA) | (PPT)
Constructing a project requires a well organized plan. Have students develop a plan with a time management piece built in which would outline and track daily activities. Obj. 4 can become the planning of a project.

Creating Timelines (2,3) | (PPT)
Add time management to planning lab projects. Relate a lab project to time management in students lives.

Conceptualizing Ideas (1,2) | (PPT)
Utilize this lesson in a planning unit to help students increase understanding of brain storming to conceptualizing ideas. Then illustrate different methods of problem solving to further conceptualize their ideas.

Safety

Positive and Negative Influence (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing shop safety use this unit or portions of it to illustrate the influence of peer pressure in our lives. Then relate it back to the shop and the affect they have on the entire class if they personally are working diligently to inspire others or the class clown pulling others down or being pulled down?

Being Responsible and Accountable (all,IA)
Discuss personal behavior and how it affects others. The need for responsible decision making and being accountable for their actions is crucial to shop safety.

Tools and Materials

The Role of Mentors and Coaches (all,IA) | (PPT)
Stem wiring is a method used by florists to maintain longevity in arrangements by supporting the flower in the desired position. A mentor can serve as a support system to the individual.

Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Students should realize that a primary leadership component in any setting is the respect of others property. Utilize this LK lesson to show students the importance of using tools correctly, safely and maintain proper storage. Remind students that, as in the LK Lesson, there are consequences both good and bad for certain actions.

Leadership Styles (all,IA) | (PPT)
Each leadership style has strengths to bring to the group. Identifying each style can help a group work more efficiently. Each tool has a specific use and must be identified correctly before being used safely.

Welding

The Importance of Building Relationships (2) | (PPT)
Relate ways to strengthen relationships to ways to strengthen welds. Ex. Slight position adjustments and amperage adjustments.

Determining End Products of Process (1,2,3)
At the beginning of a welding unit start with helping students to understand the benefits of determining the end product (quality welds). By starting with the end in mind map out the steps it will take to reach a specific, pre-determined end result.

Animal Science

Animal Care

The Role of Physical Activity in Personal Success (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the importance of exercise in a persons personal life to the importance of regular exercise for pets and small animals. Have students list the affects on both.

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (all,IA) | (PPT)
After discussing the need for balanced rations and their importance, correlate that to a balanced diet and eating healthy. What are the components of a healthy diet?

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing why animal care is important ask what are the consequences of animal neglect (to the animal and the owner). Compare this to the affects risky behavior can have on us. What are methods of warding off adverse behavior to animals and ourselves?

Production Systems

How Organizations Are Structured--National, State and Local (all,IA,1,2) | (PPT)
Relate the organization of FFA to the types of production systems. Ex. The progression of a piglet in a farrow to finish swine operations is like the advancement through the degree system in FFA.

Elements of the Change Process (all,IA) | (PPT)
As our production systems have changed and become more specialized, discuss the negative and positive affects of change.

Embracing Emerging Technology in the Workplace (1,2) | (PPT)
After discussing the changes that have occurred in the past 50 years ask what they see changing in the near and far future. Link back to the LK lesson to analyze emerging technology and to develop the skills needed to research and adopt appropriate technology.

Selection

Analyzing Risks and Rewards of Change (1,2) | (PPT)
What a producer looks for in market livestock now is different to what they would look for in an animal 50 years ago. Relate how producers need to be adaptable and aware of consumer preference.

Learning to Assess Others Strengths (1,IA) | (PPT)
Animal selection is based on the strengths that each animal has over another. Compare selection of animals to the ability to assess strengths of one another as people.

Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While selecting livestock we look for different qualities depending upon the purpose of that animal (breeding or market). How is this similar to the qualities people poses? A doctor and a farmer have very different characteristics but both are extremely valuable and indispensable.

Species and Breeds

Appreciating Cultural Diversity (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Just as diversity is needed in livestock in order to serve various needs of the industry, so is diversity within our communities.

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (all,IA) | (PPT)
Describe how the talents of individuals are like the desirable traits of different breeds of livestock. Ex. Yorkshire sows mothering ability compared to the ability to problem solve, etc.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Ask students what the best breed is, and why (there should be disagreement). Put students in groups based upon which breed they thought best and have them compile a list of characteristics of why theirs is the best. Relate this to how people differ in our society and recognize the barriers to understanding. Compare how different breeds contribute in different ways just as different people do.

Components of Agriscience

Careers

Opportunities in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (1) | (PPT)
This is a complete lesson ready for instruction on the career opportunities in the agricultural industry. Use it as a stand alone document or combine with your current lesson plans.

Advancing a Career (all,IA) | (PPT)
Connect the types of agricultural careers to how you can advance in each. Ex. Ag teacher vs. Sales

Identifying Career Interests and Preferences (all,IA)
After discussing careers this lesson allows students to explore careers of interest to them based on a worksheet and internet participation.

History of Agriculture

Visioning Skills (1,2,3) | (PPT)
As you discuss defining moments in the agricultural history discuss how we moved forward and the peoples visions that brought us to where we are. Show the importance of vision and have the students define their own visions.

Elements of the Change Process (all,IA) | (PPT)
Agriculture has been a constantly changing industry - discuss the changes that have occurred in agriculture and their benefits and drawbacks to the industry

Role of Natural Resources

Determining End Products of Process (2,3)
Utilize this lesson to draw parallels between goals and the process agricultural commodities go through from the farm to the consumer and then relate it back to how it affects each individual in their personal lives.

Resources Available (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Make the connection between natural resources and resources one would use when completing a task. Compare the categories and uses of resources in Objective 2 to natural resources.

Collaborative Relationships (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss the relationship between agriculture, the environment and natural resources as a collaboration to improve our quality of life. Have students then tie back the collaborative relationships in their own lives which lead to their success.

Science and Technology

Embracing Emerging Technology in the Workplace (all,IA) | (PPT)
When discussing technology within agriculture ask: What has technology done for agriculture?, What are the advantages and disadvantages of technology?

Coping with Adversity (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Use the interest approach to illustrate overcoming adversity. Relate overcoming personal adversity and what innovator in science and agriculture have had to endure and overcome to bring about change in the world.

Identifying Important Skills for All Careers (1,2) | (PPT)
Show students the important of technical skills and other skills such as communication. Ask students, Which of these skills is the most helpful in a future career?

Scientific Method

Determining End Products of Process (all,IA)
A clearly defined personal mission is needed just as a clear direct hypothesis is desired. Following a step by step approach achieves the desired result just as following the steps of the scientific method.

What Is Agriculture

Discovering the World of Agriculture (all,IA) | (PPT)
This lesson covers the definition, global and personal importance of agriculture. Connect to local agribusinesses.

Discovering the World of Agriculture (all,IA) | (PPT)
The interest approach has students draw a picture the depicts agriculture. From there agriculture can be defined, its importance to the economy and the various areas of agriculture.

Elements of the Change Process (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss how Ag has evolved into what it now is and relate it to a life changing movement of yours. How did that moment change you from then on? (Relate to the change John Deere inspired as well as D.D.T.)

FFA

Emblem and Degrees

How Organizations Create Culture, Brand and Traditions (1,2,3) | (PPT)
With the addition of the material currently being presented this lesson provides several great activities to liven up current FFA Units.

How Organizations Express Beliefs, Values and Direction (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss how the traditions of FFA can align with the values of individual students. Ask, What values do you hold about success, service, and attitude? Do your values align with the groups and organizations you are a part of?

Defining Roles on Teams (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the roles of team members to the symbols on the emblem. Just like the symbols form the emblem so does the task-oriented roles make the team.

FFA Structure and Organization

How Organizations Are Structured--Components of a Local Program (1,2) | (PPT)
This may be used as a stand alone lesson or incorporated into your current lesson. This demonstrated the Ag-Ed model and the students role very well.

FFA Structure and Organization: MS.53 : Evaluating Potential Impacts (all,IA) | (PPT)
Show what problems the creation of FFA solved and the impact it has made on agriculture.

How Organizations Are Structured--National, State and Local (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss organization structure of the FFA while identifying decision makers at each level.

History

The Origins of Organizations (1,2,3 | (PPT)
This lesson can be used in its entirety for the organs of the FFA or be melded into your current lesson.

How Organizations Change (all,IA) | (PPT)
As a way to introduce the history of FFA - have students make a timeline of the important events in their life then correlate to FFA important dates. Then discuss the importance of change within our lives and in the FFA.

Mission, Vision, and Strategies

How Does FFA Apply to My Life? (all,IA) | (PPT)
Ties directly to POA, why it exists- roadmap for chapter. Helps students plan their own life and develop roadmaps for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Visioning Skills (all,IA)
Have students develop a personal vision and forcast potential roadblocks. Connect their vision to the vision of FFA.

How Organizations Express Beliefs, Values and Direction (2,3) | (PPT)
This lesson ties directly to FFAs beliefs and values as well as understanding the organization.

Opportunities

Trying New Ideas (all,IA) | (PPT)
Challenge students to make an Action Plan to become involved in FFA and other school/community activities.

Opportunities for Accomplishment in Organizations (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Before beginning your FFA lesson utilize this material to show students why organizations provide accomplishment and how they can find accomplishment in the FFA.

Opportunities for Discovery in Organizations (all,IA) | (PPT)
A tool to help students look into discovering leadership, travel, career and service opportunities within FFA. Have them chart their plan of action.

Public Speaking

Magic Formula of Presentation Planning (all,IA) | (PPT)
This is another way to offer your students a method of planning a presentation that will eliminate the fear of speaking in front of groups. (ex. Creed, short speech, etc.)

Types of Communication (all,IA) | (PPT)
Have students practice using different types of communication for a task and choose which is best for each task.

Human Potential (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Before beginning creed or other speeches use this lesson to show an individuals true potential and use to encourage students to try new things, like public speaking.

Tools and Materials

The Role of Mentors and Coaches (all,IA) | (PPT)
Stem wiring is a method used by florists to maintain longevity in arrangements by supporting the flower in the desired position. A mentor can serve as a support system to the individual.

Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Students should realize that a primary leadership component in any setting is the respect of others property. Utilize this LK lesson to show students the importance of using tools correctly, safely and maintain proper storage. Remind students that, as in the LK Lesson, there are consequences both good and bad for certain actions.

Leadership Styles (all,IA) | (PPT)
Each leadership style has strengths to bring to the group. Identifying each style can help a group work more efficiently. Each tool has a specific use and must be identified correctly before being used safely.

Food Science

Agricultural Products

Defining Core Values (all,IA) | (PPT)
We add various inputs or values to a raw agricultural product to make a better product based on consumer desires. What values define you as a person? How do values make you a better person?

The Value of Diversity on Teams (1,2) | (PPT)
Relate the value of diversity among people to the value of diversity in our food systems. Ask, What would happen if you only ate the same food for a year?

Finding Opportunities to Make Positive Change (1,2) | (PPT)
Ask students about new products in the grocery store. Why are there so many? Lead them into a discussion on what is change. Have them identify the steps in the change process and how change comes about in our lives and the food industry.

Biosecurity

Professional Ethics and Personal Character (3) | (PPT)
Explain the importance for individuals to honor the disease prevention techniques and procedures when visiting farms as it applies to developing ethics and personal character. Are you able or willing to notice the signs of self-destruction?

Evaluating Potential Impacts (all,IA) | (PPT)
As students discuss the current issues facing security such as contamination of farm products, they can discuss evaluating both positive and negative impacts of solutions to security issues.

Types of Relationships (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the relationships required to maintain biosecurity (nation to nation, nation to farmer, nation citizens). Why are relationships important to maintain biosecurity? How do they relate to the different types of relationships in our own lives?

Food Safety

Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare the positive and negative consequences of their lives to consequences of food safety. For example, negative consequence of mishandling food to the positive consequence of cold storage and apples.

First Impressions (1) | (PPT)
Discuss the impact Oprah Winfrey had on the beef industry (Star Link Corn). What are other areas that have similar results? Discuss the importance of first impressions in industry and our personal lives. What actions determine a good or bad first impression.

Processing

Building Mutual Interest (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relate building mutual interest between people to the mutual interest of developing new products for customers in the food science industry. Ex. TV dinners as a convenience for consumers

Defining Personal Growth (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as products are processed in order to meet the needs of consumers, so does a person as they personally grow. Compare the processes of a product to the personal growth of a person.

Valuing My Contributions (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing value, relate it to how an individual is valuable to society. Identify ways that students can contribute to the value of society through family and school. Have each student create a life plan illustrating how society will benefit from their contributions.

Supply and Service

Finding Opportunities for Others to Grow and Succeed (all,IA) | (PPT)
Relate the LK lesson to the relationship between cooperating business organizations. Ex. A COOP is a cooperating organization of farmers.

The Importance of Attitude (all,IA) | (PPT)
Consumer attitude affects the service industry, product views and promotion. How does your attitude affect your life? How does your attitude affect the way you eat?

Opportunities to Serve Others (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the food science service industry. Why is there a whole industry devoted to service? Relate this to the four ways we can contribute to the community through service and the reasons people do not serve.

Plant and Soil Science

Anatomy

Cooperative Relationships (2) | (PPT)
Just as the parts of a plant must work together in order for the plant to function efficiently, we must cooperate in order to accomplish a goal.

The Value of Diversity on Teams (1,2) | (PPT)
Describe the diversity of cellular structures in plants, and relate to how they all play on the same team. Ask, How do diverse teams relate to how cellular structures work together?

Involvement in Community (1,2) | (PPT)
How is the anatomy of a plant similar to that of our community? After discussion ask, How does a working community resemble the functions and processes occurring in a plant?

Life Cycles

Leader-follower Relationships (1,2) | (PPT)
Just as a certain type of plant is necessary for a job, so are people. Sometimes we must lead while other times we should follow, just as annuals are needed sometimes versus perennials. All plants types are necessary just as the need for both leaders and followers.

A Lifetime of Service to Others (1) | (PPT)
Compare how plants and the soil are in service to one another. Each rejuvenates the other through their life cycles.

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (2) | (PPT)
While discussing the life cycles of a plant and the effect nutrition, climate (life styles), and factors outside the control of the plant affect it throughout its life cycle. Now compare and contrast what was just discussed relating to your life and the impact those same influences have upon your life cycle.

Plant Classification

Appreciating Cultural Diversity (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing how plants are classified make a link to our society in how people are different. Impress upon them the importance of cultural diversity, the value of variety (variety of crops), and gaining appreciation for diversity.

Demonstrating Self-organization Skills (all,IA) | (PPT)
Plants are systematically classified and arranged to be efficient. How do we arrange our lives to be efficient? Show the correlation between organization of ones life to organization of plants.

Production and Industry Scope

Levels of Teamwork (all,IA) | (PPT)
When discussing the development of a plant from a seed, compare that to the development of a team. A team, just like a plant, must develop in stages in order to grow and be productive.

Valuing My Contributions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Make a parallel between the contributions of the Plant and Soil Science Industry to the contributions by individual students. Ask, What is the effect of contributions by both?

Resources Available (2,3,4) | (PPT)
Use objective two to identify resources needed in the production industry, use objective three to determine what relevant resources are, and finally asset personal resources inherent in each student.

Soil Properties

Appreciating Differences in People (1,2,IA | (PPT)
Discuss the correlation between the diversity of the layers within a soil profile and how all are needed for their attributes to the need for diversity within communities to have a well rounded society.

Types of Relationships (1,2) | (PPT)
During a discussion on soil textures, structure, or types discuss what relationship the different types of soil have in common or not. Compare this to the student body, why do some groups get along with some groups but not others. Relate this back to why diversity (loam) is more beneficial then a single component (sand).

SAE/Record Keeping

Benefits/Planning

Choosing My Vehicle (Planning SAEs) (all,IA) | (PPT)
Students will develop a plan for their SAEs including short term and long term project goals.

Using Planning Skills (3)
Relate the planning example in the lesson to have students draw a perfect SAE project.

Choosing My Vehicle (Planning SAEs) (1,2,3) | (PPT)
This lesson walks students through the goal setting process, planning for an effective SAE, and the steps that need to be taken to establish a successful SAE.

Goal Setting

Setting Goals (all,IA) | (PPT)
Utilizing the SMART goal approach, students learn how to develop goals to better their SAE program.

Developing Goals (all,IA) | (PPT)
Students will see how a clear picture helps them assemble a puzzle and relate it to developing goals in five areas of their lives.

Creating a Personal Vision (1,2,3) | (PPT)
This lesson walks the student through the process of creating a personal vision, identifying barriers to accomplishing that vision, and how to communicate their personal vision to others.

Record Book Components

Adjusting Your Journey (Evaluating SAEs) (1,2)
This lesson illustrates the importance of developing evaluation skills and using those to adjust the students own SAE.

Record Keeping

Record Keeping (all,IA)
What things do we trust? Directly correlates that to the importance of records - proof of accomplishment.

Record Keeping (all,IA)
Encourage students to keep an SAE notebook to plan and record results of their SAE project on a weekly basis.

Managing My Journey (Managing SAEs) (1,2)
This is a complete lesson ready for instruction on the importance of good management and management tools such as record books.

SAE Types

Understanding Agriculture Career Possibilities (all,IA)
Relate the diversity of careers in agriculture to the types of SAEs possible for students.

Taking My Trip (Understanding SAEs) (3) | (PPT)
Objective breaks down the 6 types of SAEs and then students can then brainstorm SAE ideas in each area and relate them to career clusters.

Taking My Trip (Understanding SAEs) (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Incorporated into the current lesson this provides numerous activities and provides excellent material on reasons and types of SAE.

What is SAE

Understanding SAEs (all,IA) | (PPT)
Challenge students to develop their own SAE based on a letter they write that answers leading questions about their interest in agriculture.

Preparing for the Trip (1,2) | (PPT)
This lesson provides several activities that can easily be incorporated into your current lesson.



Middle School

Agricultural Mechanics

Metals

Using Planning Skills (1,2)
Discuss the importance of proper planning when working with metals. Discuss the consequences of poor project planning or the lack thereof. Use this LK lesson to relate the need to plan with how planning can be applied in real life examples.

Determining End Products of Process (1,2,3,IA)
At the beginning of a welding unit start with helping students to understand the benefits of determining the end product (quality welds). By starting with the end in mind map out the steps it will take to reach a specific, pre-determined end result.

Project Planning

Conceptualizing Ideas (1,2) | (PPT)
Utilize this lesson in a planning unit to help students increase understanding of brain storming to conceptualizing ideas. Then illustrate different methods of problem solving to further conceptualize their ideas.

Evaluating a Plan (all,IA) | (PPT)
Constructing a project requires a thought out plan. Have students develop a plan with a time management piece built in which would outline and track daily activities. Obj. 4 can become the planning of a project.

Creating Timelines (2,3) | (PPT)
Add time management to planning lab projects. Relate a lab project to time management in students lives.

Safety

Positive and Negative Influence (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing shop safety use this unit or portions of it to illustrate the influence of peer pressure in our lives. Then relate it back to the shop and the affect they have on the entire class. If they personally are working diligently to inspire others or the class clown pulling others down or being pulled down?

Using Appropriate Language and Humor (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss the situations that exist for appropriate language and humor in the shop. When is it appropriate and safe to joke around when working in the shop?

Being Responsible and Accountable (all,IA)
Discuss personal behavior and how it affects others. The need for responsible decision making and being accountable for their actions is crucial to shop safety.

Small Project Construction

Identify Resources for Continued Growth (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While working with students bill of materials ask what resources they posses that will help them develop into what they want to be (career, successful). Draw a correlation between the importance of using a written bill of materials and doing self assents to measure progress.

The Importance of Listening (all,IA)
One way and two way communication is essential when working in a shop setting. Review the importance of good communication through this LK lesson prior to beginning in the shop.

The Stages of Development (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as a project is completed in various stages, leadership and personal growth is also completed in stages. Use this lesson to apply the stages of development in students lives.

Tool ID and Equipment

Travel and Dining Etiquette (2) | (PPT)
Having and using the right tools for the job is crucial to the jobs success just as having the right utensil while eating. Would you use a fork to eat your soup?

Showing Respect (all,IA) | (PPT)
Have students create a list of ways they can respect the tools and equipment available in the lab and then create a list of consequences if that respect is broken.

Understanding the Importance of Professional Ethics (1,2,3) | (PPT)
During tool ID or demonstrations lessons, incorporate personal ethics into the unit. What is ethical vs. unethical behavior, what are the benefits of ethical decisions in the workplace (tools to use, tools that work). Relate the importance of ethics in the shop and our personal lives.

Woods

Recruiting FFA Members (all,IA) | (PPT)
The sources of wood should be identified in this lesson. Compare the timber industrys need for new sources of timber and maintaining current forests to the need to recruit future FFA members.

Understanding the Use of Time (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Before a woods lesson ask students what are the benefits of time management? Use LK to identify and apply time management strategies. Then relate the measurement and management of the passage of time to the importance of being efficient while in the wood shop.

Animal Science

Animal Growth

Understanding Adverse Effects of Risk Behaviors (1,2,3) | (PPT)
While discussing why animal care is important ask what are the consequences of animal neglect (to the animal and the owner). Compare that to the affects risky behavior can have on us. What are methods of warding off adverse behavior to animals and ourselves?

Long-Term Goals and Opportunities (all,IA) | (PPT)
Students will connect the importance of planning and managing long term goals, with the long term commitment of managing animal growth.

Defining Personal Growth (all,IA) | (PPT)
How does growth and development relate to ones personal growth? How do the stages of development impact ability? Relate this in an animal scenario.

Animal Terminology

Keeping a Job (all,IA) | (PPT)
Why is it important to use correct terminology for the industry? Learning to communicate with the appropriate language is key to keeping and maintaining a job. Ex. Professional anatomy terms and correct tool names

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (2,3) | (PPT)
Explore the connection between the importance of each animal part to the importance of varying talents in a team setting.

Breeds and Species

Understanding Ways People Are Different (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as species and breeds are unique of animals so are the differences in people. Explore the barriers to understanding personal differences in people in order to develop an understanding.

Appreciating Individual Talents and Strengths (all,IA) | (PPT)
Describe how the talents of individuals are like the desirable traits of different breeds of livestock. Ex. Yorkshire sows mothering ability compared to the ability to problem solve, etc.

Understanding Ways People Are Different (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Ask students what is the best breed and why (There should be disagreement). Put students in groups based upon which breed they thought best and have them compile a list of characteristics of why theirs is the best. Relate this to how people differ in our society and recognize the barriers to understanding. Compare how different breeds contribute in different ways just as different people do.

Importance of Animal

Defining Roles on Teams (1,2) | (PPT)
Through objectives 1 and 2, show students that just as animals are a vital part of the earths ecosystem, as well as a vital source of food, each team has specific important parts.

Opportunities in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (1) | (PPT)
After studying the career areas in agriculture, discuss the impact of livestock and companion animals in the industry. Which careers areas would no longer exist if animals were out of the food chain?

Embracing Emerging Technology in the Workplace (1,2) | (PPT)
After discussing the changes that have occurred in the past 50 years ask what they see changing in the near and far future. Link back to the LK lesson to analyze emerging technology and to develop the skills needed to research and adopt appropriate technology.

Exploring Agriscience

Careers

Opportunities in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (1) | (PPT)
This is a complete lesson ready for instruction on the career opportunities in the agricultural industry. Use it as a stand alone document or combine with your current lesson plans.

Advancing a Career (all,IA) | (PPT)
Connect the types of agricultural careers to how you can advance in each. Ex. Ag teacher vs. Sales

Identifying Career Interests and Preferences (all,IA)
After discussing careers this lesson allows students to explore careers of interest to them based on a worksheet and internet participation.

Importance of Agriculture

Using Key Messages (all,IA) | (PPT)
What key messages are being delivered in the media regarding agriculture and agriculture products? Have students refute or defend claims made in the media regarding our industry, after learning the importance of our agriculture industry.

Discovering the World of Agriculture (all,IA) | (PPT)
The interest approach has students draw a picture the depicts agriculture. From there agriculture can be defined, its importance to the economy and the various areas.

Elements of the Change Process (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss how Ag has evolved into what it now is and relate it to a life changing movement of yours. How did that moment change you from then on? (Relate to the change John Deere inspired as well as D.D.T.)

Scope of Agriculture

Discovering the World of Agriculture (1,2,3) | (PPT)
This lesson may be used in its entirety or adapted to fit a lesson that is already in use.

Discovering the World of Agriculture (all,IA) | (PPT)
This lesson covers the definition, global and personal importance of agriculture. Connect to local agribusinesses.

Opportunities in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (all,IA) | (PPT)
Explore the scope of possibilities within agriculture and link those to the career pathways within agriculture.

FFA

Leadership

Identifying Problems Correctly (all,IA) | (PPT)
Iterate the importance of correctly identifying problems when working with others. Relate to effective leaders in history and their abilities to identify problems. Ex. Winston Churchill.

FFA Opportunities (all,IA)
Discuss with students the opportunities that lie ahead of them if they take part in FFA. Explore all the opportunities that can be accomplished in the FFA.

Opportunities for Accomplishment in Organizations (all,IA) | (PPT)
May be used in its entirety or adapted to fit a lesson that you already have in use.

Organization

Evaluating Potential Impacts (all,IA) | (PPT)
Show what problem the creation of FFA solved and the impact it has made on agriculture.

How Organizations Express Beliefs, Values and Direction (2,3) | (PPT)
This lesson ties directly to the organizational beleifs and values as well as a general understanding of the FFA organization.

How Organizations Are Structured--National, State and Local (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss organization structure of the FFA while identifying decision makers at each level.

Personal Finance

Record Keeping (all,IA)
What things do we trust? Directly correlates that to the importance of records - proof of accomplishment.

Adjusting Your Journey (Evaluating SAEs) (1,2) | (PPT)
This lesson illustrates the importance of developing evaluation skills and using those to adjust the students own SAE.

Record Keeping (all,IA) | (PPT)
Encourage students to keep records of money they spent through the year and understand the basics of record keeping.

Purpose and Benefits

How Organizations Create Culture, Brand and Traditions (1,2,3) | (PPT)
With the addition of the material currently being presented this lesson provides several great activities to liven up current FFA Units.

What Is FFA All About? (all,IA)
What is the FFA all about? This lesson discusses the values and beliefs that FFA was founded on and the components of agricultural education. Have students determine their values and beliefs and compare them to FFA.

Trying New Ideas (all,IA) | (PPT)
Challenge students to make an Action Plan to become involved in FFA and other school/community activities.

SAE

Understanding SAEs (1,IA)
Pose the question: What is an SAE? Interest approach leads students to visually form a definition of SAEs.

Taking My Trip (Understanding SAEs) (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Incorporated into the current lesson this provides numerous activities and provides excellent material on reasons and types of SAE.

Understanding SAEs (all,IA)
Challenge students to develop their own SAE based on a letter they write that answers leading questions about their interest in agriculture.

Natural Resources

Conservation

Life Balance (1,2) | (PPT)
Just as in life their must be a delicate balance so to conserving our resources. We cant go to any extreme one way or the other.

Long-Term Goals and Opportunities (1,2,3) | (PPT)
How do we plan for the use of natural resources in the long term to ensure our current needs are met but so will future needs? Relate this to setting personal long term goals.

Practicing Honesty (all,IA,2)
Have students make a connection between the benefits of practicing conservation and the benefits of practicing honesty.

Plant and Soil Science

Growth and Types

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (2) | (PPT)
Discuss how the life cycles of a plant, the effect nutrition, climate (life styles), and factors outside the control of the plant affect it throughout its life cycle. Now compare and contrast what was just discussed relating to your life and the impact those same influences have upon your life cycle.

Identifying Others to Grow and Develop (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as there are various types of plant growth, there are various ways to help others around us grow.

A Lifetime of Service to Others (1) | (PPT)
Compare how plants and the soil are in service to one another. Each rejuvenates the other through their life cycles.

Importance of Plants and Soils

Resources Available (2,3,4) | (PPT)
Use objective two to identify resources needed in the production industry. Use objective three to determine what relevant resources are, and finally asset personal resources inherent in each student.

Valuing My Contributions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Make a parallel between the contributions of the Plant and Soil Science Industry to the contributions by individual students. Ask, What is the effect of contributions by both?

Resources Available (1,2,4) | (PPT)
Humans would not exist without plants and soils. Upon completing a lesson describing their importance, use this LK lesson to help students identify the resources available to them in their lives.

Reproduction

Understanding Healthy Eating Habits (2) | (PPT)
Discuss the life cycles of a plant, the effect nutrition, climate (life styles), and factors outside the control of the plant affect it throughout its life cycle. Now compare and contrast what was just discussed relating to your life and the impact those same influences have upon your life cycle.

Identifying Your Learning Styles: What Turns My Gears? (2,3) | (PPT)
Just as there are different learning styles, there are different methods of plant reproduction and propagation. Discuss the important effect that hybrid seed has had on the industry and the importance of applying more than one learning style in students educational lives.

Developing Professional Growth Plans (2,IA) | (PPT)
In order for a plant to reproduce, it must go through several stages of growth before a new plant can be propagated. Students will make a connection to a professional growth plan in their lives to reach a final goal.

Soil Texture

Types of Relationships (2) | (PPT)
Water holding capacity is greatly influenced by the size of the soil particles, yet all work together to sustain life. Relationships are life sustaining in our society. Describe the different types of relationships and how each work to support respect in the class and school to types of soil textures and their capabilities.

Types of Relationships (1,2) | (PPT)
During a discussion on soil textures, structure, or types discuss what relationship the different types of soil have in common or not. Compare this to the student body, why do some groups get along with some groups but not others. Relate this back to why diversity (loam) is more beneficial than a single component (sand).

Appreciating Differences in People (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss the correlation between the diversity of the layers within a soil profile and how all are needed for their attributes to the need for diversity within people to have a well rounded society.



Wildlife Management

Biology and Ecology

Ecosystems and Biospheres

Resources Available (1) | (PPT)
Have students identify the possibilities of positive change if species were introduced into foreign ecosystems. Discuss the impacts as compared to opportunities that students have to make a positive difference in their own lives. Ex. Pheasant intoduced into North America

Using Your Community as a Laboratory for Learning (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Describe what an ecosystem and biosphere are. How do we as individuals help to make up the ecosystem or biosphere of our community? Why is it important that we serve others to make our community stronger? In what ways can we serve others to make our community better?

Types of Relationships (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Compare types of ecosystems and their relationships with each other to types of relationships we have in our lives. For example how people can be more efficient when working on a team compared to a symbiotic relationship.

Genetics & Heredity

Defining Core Values (all,IA) | (PPT)
We are all made of genes. Correlate the resemblance of specific genes to core values within a person.

Professional Ethics and Personal Character (1,3) | (PPT)
Upon completion of this Biology lesson, have students compare and contrast the difference between genetic predisposition, and how ethics and character are learned. Have students determine which, if any, has a more profound effect.

How Organizations Change (IA) | (PPT)
While discussing genetics and heredity use the I.A. from HS 112 to show students how things have changed within our schools in the past couple of decades. Relate genetics to the changes in year books by asking why things have evolved in styles and how to we evolve in genetics.

Life Cycles

The Stages of Development (all,IA) | (PPT)
Upon completing a lesson in life cycles, connect with the stages of development in leadership, personal growth, and career success. Investigate the value of these stages in the human life.

Advancing a Career (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss life cycles in the plant and animal kingdoms. How does this relate to what it takes to be promoted in a job or career. What does it take to advance in life or a career?

Appreciating Differences in People (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Different life cycles of animals and plants are all needed and stereotyped based on their characteristics just as people are different and stereotyped. Why are annuals and perennials needed in a landscape just like farmers and consumers are needed for food?

Life Processes

Defining Personal Growth (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as a life process develops, so do you. Compare growth in life through its stages with that of your own life. You can take it a step further and have them develop their own growth plans.

Defining Personal Growth (1,2,3) | (PPT)
As you describe the life processes in biology relate the importance of growth and development to the importance of personal growth. Why is personal growth important? What can we do to stimulate personal growth.

Fishing

Baits

Recruiting FFA Members (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Relate attracting a fish to your hook to how you would entice students to join the FFA. What presentation due you use, what is your target audience (trout, bass)? Is the bait appropriate and will it attract the targeted audience (fish or member)?

Practicing Honesty (all,IA)
Recall the not all bait is real. Imagine the fish who chomps down a plastic worm when they were expecting a real one. How do you feel when you are expecting one thing and get something fake instead?

Learning to Assess Others Strengths (1,2) | (PPT)
Each type of bait has a potential strength for a certain situation. We soon learn which type works best in each fishing situation. Similarly, we can determine the strengths of others in order to help them find their own perfect application.

Equipment and Supplies

Motivation Factors (all,IA) | (PPT)
Fishing is all about having the right equipment at the right time. The fish get motivated by what makes them hungry. What motivates you?

Leadership Styles (all,IA) | (PPT)
Each leadership style has a strength to bring to the group and identifying each style can help a group work more efficiently. Each tool has a specific use and must be identified correctly before being used effectively.

Laws and Regulations

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (all,IA) | (PPT)
Many times, laws and regulations exist that fishermen find inappropriate or harmful to their operations; however, many people dont know how to prevent or advocate change. This lesson will show student how to get involved and advocate for what they believe in.

Setting Goals (all,IA) | (PPT)
Laws and regulations are designed to protect us and the fish. Setting goals are like laws we set for ourselves.

The Consequences of Ethics (1,2) | (PPT)
Draw the connection between ethical and unethical behaviors of the fishing industry and consequences of not following government regulations.

Species ID

Factors of Self-image (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What makes a specific species of fish? What is its physical appearance, what habits or tendencies does that fish have that separates it from other fish? How does this correlate to what sets you apart from other people. What values, beliefs, hobbies, or traits do you poses that sets you apart?

Identifying Your Learning Styles: What Turns My Gears? | (PPT)
Failure to properly identify fish can lead to illness, or capture of a protected species--proper ID can lead to a successful outing or commercial fishing operation. This LK lesson will examine learning styles and how identifying each students learning style can help ensure success rather than failure.

Valuing My Contributions (1,2,IA) | (PPT)
Each one of us is valuable to society just as each specie is needed for a balanced ecosystem. We need to contribute to society just as each species contributes to its environment.

Techniques

Selecting a Strategy (1,2)
Use this lesson to correlate the similarities between selecting the right fishing technique (fly, real, trolling, etc.) and how to determine the strategy for other life examples.

Managing My Journey (Managing SAEs) (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare how managing an SAE is like the overall management needed while planning a fishing trip.

Identifying Your Learning Styles: What Turns My Gears? (1,2,3) | (PPT)
How do you use different techniques in fishing to catch different fish? Why does one technique work great for some fish but not others? Correlate this why you learn better from one teacher but not the other. What is different? What method do they use to present the material? What learning style is best for you?

Habitat Management

Developing a Management Plan

Developing Professional Growth Plans (2) | (PPT)
While on a lesson involving managing and developing habitat relate this back to the importance of developing a professional growth plan in order for those plans to come to realization. Both take planning and constant re-evaluation.

Vision and Personal Success (all,IA)
Developing a management plan is much like developing a personal vision. A successful management plan must have goals, procedures and evaluation just as a personal vision must stay focused, maintain a positive attitude, and motivators.

Seeking Counseling (all,IA | (PPT)
In some cases, humans have been able to improve the condition of many ecosystems through research and experience. These humans serve as assistants to help various habitats. Humans are no different--we occasionally need to seek guidance from others to help us deal with lifes challenges.

Development

Identifying and Utilizing Available Resources (all,IA)
Occasionally, special restoration/development projects exist in very remote areas. It is the job of the designer and project manager to use available resources as much as possible (such as local granite in a mountain stream restoration project). Use this example to link to how students can use a similar process in life examples.

Establishing a Team Vision (3) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance of distinguishing how habitats are developed. Parallel why it is important to have both a team and a personal vision when beginning a project or developing a habitat.

Positive and Negative Influence (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the different types of development (habitat development vs. housing development). What are the positive and negative aspects of each. How does this relate to the positive and negative influences in each of our lives. How do we manage or balance them?

Habitat Destruction

The Need for Communication to Influence Others (1,2)
Upon completing this lesson in habitat destruction, review this LK lesson and ask students to clarify their viewpoints on issues such as urban sprawl, industrial waste, etc.

Leadership Styles (2) | (PPT)
Parallel the requirements of a habitat (space, water, food and cover) to the requirements (styles) of being a leader.

Responsible Citizenship (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Introduce habitat destruction and the loss of farmland to urban sprawl. Utilize AHS 42 to help students discover their rights and responsibilities as informed citizens to develop a management plan and get involved in the local government process.

Pollutants

Becoming an Advocate for Agriculture and Natural Resources (all,IA) | (PPT)
Investigate the steps being taken to prevent or reduce pollution in your area. Report findings to local service groups. Assist wildlife and parks with pollution clean up and/or education.

Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare how one careless action can lead to major habitat destruction, (1 qt of oil can contaminate 1,000s of gal. of water) to how a small action like planting a tree can benefit the habitat using the objective in this lesson.

Building Mutual Interest (1) | (PPT)
What pollutants are there; who wants to be a polluter? Discuss ways to build mutual interest/forum in which producers and the public can get together. What are some possible solutions to being productive without polluting?

Requirements

Identifying Needs and Aligning with Vision (1,2) | (PPT)
Use this LK lesson to determine what factors should be considered when creating requirements for habitat management. Instructor can set up a given scenario for students to brainstorm.

Involvement in Public Service (IA) | (PPT)
Discuss what organisms require in habitat. Relate this back to the story of the homebuilder in the I.A. and summary. How does this relate to our quality of life and how well an organism will thrive in their habitat?

Using Creativity (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance and benefits of using creativity while looking at habitat destruction and urban sprawl. What can we do to help the wildlife survive without their habitat? Show the relationship between the requirements needed for a healthy habitat to habitat destruction and requirements needed to rebuild.

Hunting/Trapping

Hunters Safety

Understanding Responsibility and Accountability (all,IA) | (PPT)
It becomes the roles of every hunter to be responsible and accountable while hunting. Our actions directly affect the environment. Tie our responsibilities as a hunter to the responsibility and accountability that each of us face in our everyday life.

Understanding the Consequences of My Actions (1,2) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance of good decision making in the field. What are the benefits and consequences of the decisions you make with firearms. How do these decisions relate to the rest of your life?

Setting Team Expectations (2) | (PPT)
Before a hunters safety program begins, there are clear expectations (attendance, score on a test, behavior, etc). These expectations ensure a successful program. Setting team expectations as taught in this LK lesson will show students how to set fair team expectations.

Hunting and Trapping Ethics

Understanding Values, Beliefs, Character and Integrity (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What ethical behavior is expected in outdoor recreation and why? What behavior is unacceptable and why? How is this similar or different from what is expected by society for our personal behavior? Do you agree with societies overall expectations?

Laws and Regulations

Conflict Resolution Techniques (all,IA) | (PPT)
Laws are set up for the people by the people. Even though it is by the people we can still disagree. How can you resolve conflict and still all follow the laws?

Team Codes of Conduct (1,2) | (PPT)
Hunters safety teaches us the laws and safety techniques of guns and hunting in general. These laws exist to protect everyone. Similarly, team codes of conduct can help protect and ensure the success of a team.

Practicing Honesty (all,IA)
Government agencies and laws made play a major role in the sportsmen industry. It is important to be stewards of the land as well as living off the land. Sportsmen must be honest and respectful of others as well as the environment.

Preparing Harvested Game

Planning a Public Presentation (all,IA) | (PPT)
Just as there are steps to properly preparing wild game for a meal, there are also steps to planning a public presentation. Complete this LK lesson, and choose students to give a wild game preparation demonstration at a meeting or event.

Process and Product Evaluation (all,IA) | (PPT)
Evaluate the process associated with harvesting game and the end result and relate that back to the actual process student has gone through - product = result and process = method

Defining Roles on Teams (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the process of preparing harvested game, from butchering, processing, marketing, and preparing. Are all the individuals and their tasks that must be performed on this team. Relate this to the different jobs and objectives required for the team to accomplish its goals and mission.

Plant Life

Biological Systems

Types of Communication (all,IA) | (PPT)
The processes within a plant must communicate and be occurring in order for the plants survival. Link the processes of a plant with the types of communication. Photosynthesis is the spoken language of the plant producing food, transpiration and translocation are the written form of communication allowing visualization of sweating and moving materials around in the plant and finally the non-verbal. Respiration continually breaths without being told to.

Types of Teams (1,2) | (PPT)
Just as there are many different biological systems, there are a variety of team settings. Upon completion of a biology lesson in this area, use HS.67 to relate how there are different teams for different types of situations, just as each biological system is ideal for a given setting.

Conceptualizing Ideas (1,2) | (PPT)
Illustrate the different methods of problem solving and conceptualizing ideas. Use this lesson as a way for students to research and come up with the different types of biological systems.

Life Cycles

Using Evaluation and Reflection | (PPT)
Evaluate the life cycles of the plant, what occurs in each stage, why is each stage crucial to the future survival of that plant? Relate this to our own lives. Reflect and evaluate your life, what goals must we set to achieve our dreams?

The Stages of Development (1,2) | (PPT)
Create a link between the plant life cycles and stages of development in students lives. Each can be identified, and when properly managed, lead to greater success.

Understanding Self-worth (all,IA) | (PPT)
Correlate the uniqueness of each life cycle and their importance for a balanced ecosystem to a value of each individual for a balanced society.

Plant ID

Factors of Self-image (all,IA) | (PPT)
Many factors determine how plants are identified and grouped together. Compare those identifying characteristics to the factors associated with self-image. How do you classify yourself and why?

How Organizations Create Culture, Brand and Traditions (1) | (PPT)
How do plant parts differ, what makes wheat wheat or corn corn? What are the distinguishing characteristics that allow everyone around the world to recognize corn? Think about the FFA, what makes us unique or stand out? What distinguishing characteristics do we poses that let people all over the world know that is an FFA member?

Introduction to Situational Leadership (1,2)
Every situation in life is different and how to properly handle it can also vary widely. This lesson identifies ways to deal with different situations just as plants must be cared for on a situational level based on their species. There is no perfect care recipe for every plant.

Wildlife History and Industry

Endangered Species

Valuing My Contributions (1,2) | (PPT)
Have students compare the contributions of a particular species to the contributions they have to the community.

The Value of Diversity on Teams (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the importance of preserving diversity in the animal kingdom. How does this relate to preserving diversity on teams? What advantages does diversity provide?

Demonstrating Empathy (all,IA) | (PPT)
As you explore endangered species and why they are endangered, challenge students to view it from an empathetic approach vs. a sympathetic approach.

History of Sportsmen

The Origins of Organizations (1,2,3) | (PPT)
Discuss the origins of the hunting, fishing, and trapping industries, how they developed into sports, and the impact they have on our society. Relate this to how the FFA Organization was developed, how it has changed, and what needs it fulfills.

Defining Core Values (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare and contrast how the value of historys sportsmen have affected wildlife and the environment. Make a connection to how history has helped to define the values of todays laws and regulations. Ex. Buffalo kill vs. fishing limits

Embracing Emerging Technology in the Workplace (all,IA) | (PPT)
As the history of sportsmen has evolved so has the technologies used within the industry. Have students explore the advantages and disadvantages of emerging technology such as hand held GPS systems.

Policies and Regulations

Involvement in Community (1) | (PPT)
Discuss with students why laws are necessary. Break down community into the groups from local to global and discuss why wildlife laws are set the way they are.

Responsible Citizenship (all,IA) | (PPT)
Compare being a knowledgeable and informed sportsmen to that of a citizen. Being a good sportsmen is like being a good citizen - informed of the issues, actively participating and making your voice heard.

The Benefits of Character and Integrity (1,2,3) | (PPT)
What are the purposes of policies and regulation within the Fish and Game, why do they exist, what is there purpose, and what must happen for them to be effective (integrity/honesty)? How does this relate to personal character and integrity?

Wildlife Farming

Being a Self-starter (all,IA) | (PPT)
Discuss the steps of starting a wildlife farm - skills, supplies and facilities. Tie that to being motivated and a self starter. What are the skills needed to be an independent worker? Entrepreneurship is a direct tie to being a self-starter.

Learning to Teach Others (1,2,3) | (PPT)
As a class research the wildlife farming industry. Have students construct a 10 minute lesson plan to present to the class or one of the grade schools using the LK lesson.

Understanding Beliefs and Belief Systems (all,IA) | (PPT)
After reviewing values and beliefs, have students write a statement of why they think farming wildlife for hunting is right or wrong. Discuss why peoples beliefs differ.