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					                                       Introduction to Plants and Animals (Agriscience) – Grades 9-10 (Recommended)

 Month                 Content                 Performance Standards Addressed                Skills for Student Achievement                Assessment


Month 1   Exploring Agriscience              Wisconsin Agriculture                            Identify career development and         Test or quiz on chapters
September                                    A.12.1 Identify how political policies and        entrepreneurship opportunities in       Answer questions in study
           What is Agriculture              issues shape and influence food and               the field of agriculture                 packets
             Agribusiness?                   fiber systems                                    Describe the economic                   Class participation with
           Terminology associated with      A.12.2 Understand how food and fiber              importance of the agriculture            daily preparation and
             Agriscience                     are distributed internationally                   industry to the United States            questioning
           Careers in Agriculture           B.12.2 Select and communicate                    Identify important Wisconsin and        Agriculture History
             Agriscience Agribusiness        information in an appropriate format              United States agricultural               Timeline
           Wisconsin & United States        B.12.5 Explore various career                     commodities                             Supervised Agricultural
             Commodities                     opportunities in the food, fiber, and            Discuss the history of agriculture       Experience (SAE) project
           The Origin of Agricultural       natural resources industries using                in the world                            Natural Resource projects
             Crops                           available forms of technology                    Discuss the importance of natural
           History of Agriculture in        B.12.6 Access information identifying             resources
             America                         the postsecondary education programs             Define and give examples of
                                             leading to careers in the food, fiber and         renewable energy systems
          Natural Resource Management        natural resource industries                      Diagram the hydrologic cycle
                                             C.12.2 Practice skills relating to
                                                                                              Understand the basic properties of
             Introduction to Soil Science   communication, problem-solving, and
                                                                                               soil science
                                             decision-making through individual,
             Introduction to Hydrology                                                       List contributors to air pollution
                                             group and team processes
             Fossil Fuels and Alternative
                                             D.12.1 Describe the global utilization of
             Energy Systems                 Wisconsin’s food, fiber and ornamental
             Mineral Resources              plant products
             Air Quality and Climate
              Change                         National Agriculture
                                             ESS.01.01 Analyze and interpret
                                             samples
                                             ESS.03.03 Apply hydrology principles
                                             to environmental service systems
                                             NRS.01.01 Apply knowledge of natural
                                             resource components to the
                                             management of natural resource
                                             systems
                                             NRS.01.02 Classify Natural Resources
                                             NRS.02.06 Apply ecological concepts
                                             and principles to natural resource
                                             systems
                                             NRS.05.01 Communicate natural
                                             resources information to the public
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                                               Science
                                               H.12.6 Evaluate date and sources of
                                               information when using scientific
                                               information to make decisions
                                               G.12.5 Choose a specific problem in our
                                               society, identify alternative scientific or
                                               technological solutions to that problem
                                               and argue its merits

Month 2   Forestry                             Wisconsin Agriculture                            Identify common Wisconsin Tree         Test or quiz on chapters
October                                        A.12.1 Identify how political policies and        species                                Answer questions in study
             Trees and Their Growth           issues shape and influence food and              Discuss products derived from the       packets
             Forest Products                  fiber systems                                     forest                                 Class participation with
             Forest Tree Identification       A.9-12.1 Engage in applied learning              Explain basic forest management         daily preparation and
             Forest Management                experiences that incorporate global               principles                              questioning
                                               agricultural principles                          Understand basic tree anatomy          Tree Identification Guide
          Wildlife                                                                               and physiology                         Wildlife Identification
                                               National Agriculture                             Define and give examples of            Supervised Agricultural
             Wildlife Habitats & Ecological   PS.01.02 Apply knowledge of plant                 wildlife habitat, food chains and       Experience (SAE) project
              Principles                       anatomy and the functions of plant                food webs
             Food Webs and Chains             structures to activities associated with         Identify common Wisconsin
             Identification of Common         plant systems                                     wildlife
              Wisconsin Wildlife               NRS.01.01 Apply knowledge of natural             Distinguish between endangered
                                               resource components to the
             Endangered and Invasive                                                            and invasive species and give
                                               management of natural resource                    examples of why animals become
              Species
                                               systems                                           endangered/invasive
                                               NRS.01.02 Classify Natural Resources
                                               NRS.02.06 Apply ecological concepts
                                               and principles to natural resource
                                               systems

                                               Science
                                               F.12.7 Investigate how organisms both
                                               cooperate and compete in ecosystems
                                               F.12.10 Understand the impact of
                                               energy on organisms in living systems
Month 3  FFA/Leadership                        Wisconsin Agriculture                            Understand the structure of the        Test or quiz on chapters
November                                       C.12.1 Demonstrate a working                      National, Wisconsin and                Answer questions in study
          National FFA Organization           knowledge of leadership and leadership            Northwestern FFA Organizations          packets
          State FFA Structure                 styles                                           Identify Northwestern FFA’s            Class participation with
          Northwestern FFA                    C.12.2 Practice skills relating to                program of activities components        daily preparation and
            Opportunities                      communication, problem-solving, and              Participate in a Supervised             questioning

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             Supervised Agricultural      decision-making through individual,               Agricultural Experience                  Leadership Projects
              Experience Projects          group and team processes                         Demonstrate proper parliamentary         Supervised Agricultural
                                           C.12.3 Develop leadership skills in club,         procedure techniques                      Experience (SAE) project
          Parliamentary Procedure          classroom, or organization settings              Discuss different leadership styles      Parliamentary Procedure
                                           C.12.4 Identify the connections between           associated with group dynamics            Group Demonstration
             Main Motion and Amendment    career choices and leadership abilities                                                    Public Speaking Practice
             Adjourn – Recess
             Orders of the Day
             Lay On and Take from the
              Table
             Previous Question
             Question of Privilege
             Refer to a Committee


Month 4  Horticulture Science              Wisconsin Agriculture                            Discuss the importance of                Test or quiz on chapters
December                                   A.12.2 Trace the pathway of food and              common American agricultural             Answer questions in study
          Breed & Identification of       fiber from origin to consumer at local,           crops                                     packets
            Common Agricultural Crops      state, national, and international levels        Identify anatomical features of          Class participation with
          Anatomy of a Plant              D.12.3 Discuss the importance of food             plants and describe their functions       daily preparation and
          Environmental Requirements      safety as it relates to the production of        Diagram a landscape using                 questioning
            for Plant Growth               food products                                     appropriate principles of                Garden Design Project
          Introduction to Landscaping     D.12.4 Explore traditional and                    landscaping and plant material           Landscape Design
          Introduction to Floriculture    nontraditional food, fiber and ornamental        Utilize appropriate techniques to        Floriculture Practice
          Fruit and Vegetable Gardening   horticultural jobs/careers and identify the       practice floriculture                    Supervised Agricultural
          Honeybees and Pollination of    necessary skills, aptitudes, and abilities       Produce a garden plan using               Experience (SAE) project
            Crops                                                                            appropriate plant materials
                                           National Agriculture                             Discuss the importance of
                                           PS.01.02 Apply knowledge of plant                 honeybees and their physiology
                                           anatomy and the functions of plant
                                           structures to activities associated with
                                           plant systems
                                           PS.02.01 Determine the influence of
                                           environmental factors on plant growth
                                           PS.02.02 Prepare growing media for
                                           use in plant systems
                                           PS.03.01 Demonstrate plant
                                           propagation techniques
                                           PS.04.01 Create Designs Using Plants

                                           Science
                                           F.12.5 Understand the theory of
                                           evolution, natural selection, and
                                                                                                                                                                   3
                                             biological classification
                                             F.12.6 Using concept of evolution and
                                             heredity, account for changes in species
                                             and the diversity of species

Month 5   Large Animal Science               Wisconsin Agriculture                          Describe the terminology                   Test or quiz on chapters
January                                      B.12.2 Select and communicate                   associated with domesticated               Answer questions in study
             Domestication of Animals       information in an appropriate format            Animals                                     packets
             Producing Dairy Animals        B.12.3 Use technology to acquire,              Classify types of domesticated             Class participation with
             Producing Meat Animals         organize and communicate information            animals & identify breeds                   daily preparation and
             Common Breeds of Livestock     by entering, modifying, retrieving and          associated with their purpose               questioning
                                             storing data.                                  Understand the equipment                   Large Animal Breeds
          Small Animal Science               D.12.1 Understand how plants and                needed for the care domesticated            Identification
                                             animals are used differently in different       animals and have knowledge of              Small Animal Breeds
             Companion Animal Types &       parts of the world                              how to use such equipment                   Identification
              Identification                                                                Know the proper way to train and           Supervised Agricultural
             Common Small Animal Breeds National Agriculture                                handle domesticated animals                 Experience (SAE) project
             Safety in Working with Animals AS.01.01 Evaluate the development and           based on their behavior to prevent
                                              implications of animal origin,
             Classification of Small Animals                                                injury or other health ailments
                                              domestication and distribution                Identify products of the animal
                                              AS.02.01 Classify animals according to         industry, their nutritional value and
                                              hierarchical taxonomy and agriculture          the basic processing steps
                                              use
                                              AS.02.02 Apply principles of
                                              comparative anatomy and physiology to
                                              uses within various animal systems
                                              AS.02.03 Select animals for specific
                                              purposes and maximum performance
                                              based on anatomy and physiology

                                             Science
                                             F.12.5 Understand the theory of
                                             evolution, natural selection, and
                                             biological classification
                                             F.12.6 Using concept of evolution and
                                             heredity, account for changes in species
                                             and the diversity of species




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