Agriculture Natural Resources II by knm75792


									              Agriculture & Natural Resources II
                                   Course Syllabus
                                     1st & 2nd Semester

Course Description:
This course is designed to enable students to further develop skills in the FFA,
Supervised Agricultural Experiences, leadership, and record keeping. Units of
instruction will include: soil science, plant science, animal nutrition, animal
reproduction, aquaculture, hydroponics, advanced mechanics skills, computers in
agriculture, public relation skills, agriculture communications, job seeking skills, and
citizenship. This is a year- long elective course taught in a 50-minute class. Students
receive 1 credit upon completion of this course with a passing grade. Completion of
Agriculture and Natural Resources I is Required. The course outline will present the way
the course material will be taught.

Students are expected to gain knowledge and leadership in the field of Agriculture. The
course will require students to use mathematics, science, history, reading and writing,
speech, drafting, and the ability to work together as a team. A variety of teaching
techniques such as group discussion, lecture, labs, and independent study will be used
to test certain skills such as problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking.
Agriculture is very important in today’s society and students will learn just how important
Agriculture is upon completion of this course.

Course Objective:
This area of study is designed to provide students with core skills and competencies
needed for pursuing advanced careers in agriculture and natural resources. Students
will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop
an understanding of course concepts. Students will develop a work based experience
program, utilize computer applications in agriculture and natural resources, use
computer resources to solve problems related to work-based experience programs,
understand ecosystem management, display leadership skills in agriculture and natural
resources, apply mechanical skills to augment agriculture and natural resource
activities, demonstrate advanced animal science reproduction skills, demonstrate
advanced plant science and production skills, exhibit skills enhancing selective forestry
activities, and participate in investigations and problem solving in agriscience.
Students are expected to continue and expand upon their SAE (Supervised Agricultural
Experience). Students will be expected to keep a notebook on all material given in
class, notes and handouts, and this notebook will be graded through out the six-week
grading period. (Guidelines and rules for the notebook will be in a separate handout.)
Students will also be required to maintain a record book for their required SAE which
will also be graded periodically throughout each six-week period.

Course Projects:
During this year long course students will:
      1. Participate in FFA functions.
      2. Be able to identify different plant and animal species.
      3. Prepare several 3-5 minute speeches on the subject of Agriculture throughout
           the year.
      4. Construct and deliver presentations.
      5. Be able to Judge different breeds of Livestock based upon uses.
      6. Utilize important leadership skills; parliamentary procedure, public speaking,
      7. Demonstrate and coach others in proper plant propagation and management
           methods in student greenhouse.

Students’ work will be evaluated as follows each grading period:

      Class participation and attendance
      Bell Ringers
      Class Assignments/Worksheets
      Vocabulary Quizes
      Content Test
      Projects/Writing Assignments/Speeches
      Record Books

The following scale will be used in assessing the student’s knowledge and skills during
the semester:

                              GRADING SCALE
                                   100- 93 = A
                                   92 – 85 = B
                                   84 – 75 = C
                                   74 – 64 = D

                            63 and Below = F / Incomplete
Classroom and Laboratory rules:
      1. Students are expected to bring to class all supplies needed for the class
         (Pencils, Paper, Notebook). No one will be able to retrieve these items after
         class has started.
      2. All make-up work is the students’ responsibility and must be requested
         within 24 hours upon returning to school and the work is due within two days
         after you return to school with an excused absence. (2 days per day absent)
         If a student misses a quiz or test they will be required to make-up the quiz or
         test within a two-day period. Students are to make up work on their own
         time, not during class time!              Make-up work is the student’s
      3. All work and Projects will be completed on time. If you do not finish work
         within the time allowed, 10 percentage points will be deducted for every day
         that the assignment is late. Unless you are absent or for some other reason
         beyond your control, the time given for all work and each project due is final.
      4. Students are expected to be in their seat working on the bell ringer when the
         tardy bell rings. Walking in the door as the tardy bell rings does not
         constitute being on time.
      5. Students will receive rules for the laboratory within the first three days of
         school and will be expected to follow these rules. A test will be given on
         these rules and the discipline used if the rules are not followed.
      6. No gum, drinks or food allowed in this class.
      7. Follow the student handbook for all other school rules that will apply to this
         class as well.
      8. Someone caught cheating on a test or assignment will receive a zero (0) for
         the test or assignment and it will not be made up.

This course applies knowledge learned in class to “REAL WORLD
EXPERIENCES”. Therefore, FFA Membership is required. An FFA membership
fee of $15.00 is required by September 7 th. This pays for state and national dues
and allows your student to participate in FFA events which are required in this
class. Please do not be discouraged if you are unable to pay the membership fee.
If this is a problem, please notify Mr. Saxe to discuss alternative payment

                     If you have any questions throughout the year
                please contact me by calling the LCHS Ag. Department:

                             LCHS Agriculture Education
                               81 Lincoln Panther Way
                                 Hamlin, WV 25523
                               304-824-6000 ext.1028
       Agriculture & Natural Resources II
                            Course Outline
                            1st & 2nd Semester

I.     Class Orientation
       A. Expectations / Requirements
       B. Student Info.
       C. Classroom Behavior
       D. CDE Info.

II.     0102.1.1    Analyze records of supervised experience programs to make
       sound decisions for expanding.

III.   Identify employment trends and cycles.

Vocabulary Quiz # 1 (SAE, Employment Terms)

IV.    0102.4.3       Present prepared and extemporaneous speeches on issues
       affecting agriculture and natural resources.

Vocabulary Quiz #2 (Prepared and Extemporaneous Speaking Terms)

V.      0102.6.1    Compare animal digestive systems.

VI.    0102.6.2     Analyze nutrient requirements of animals and calculate

SAE Grade # 1 (Record Books will be collected and should be updated and

VII.   0102.6.2     Analyze nutrient requirements of animals and calculate

Vocabulary Quiz #3 (Animal Digestion systems, Nutrient Requirements,
Rations Terms)
VIII.   0102.6.3     Identify symptoms of nutrient deficiencies.

IX.     0102.6.4     Describe the use of feed additives and growth stimulants.

Vocabulary Quiz #4 (Nutrient Deficiencies, Feed Additives, Growth
Stimulants Terms)

X.      0102.4.3       Present prepared and extemporaneous speeches on issues
        affecting agriculture and natural resources.

XI.     0102.6.5    Explain the role of breeding and selection in animal

XII.    0102.6.6     Recognize steps to maintain animal health.

Vocabulary Quiz # 5 (Breeding and Selection, Animal Health Terms)

Content Test #1 (Animal Digestive Systems, Nutrient Requirements,
Rations, Nutrient Deficiencies, Feed Additives, Growth Stimulants,
Breeding and Selection, Animal Health)

XIII.   0102.6.7     Explain biotechnology applications in animal production.

XIV.    0102.7.4     Explain biotechnology applications in p lant production.

Vocabulary Quiz # 7 (Animal and Plant Biotechnology Terms)

XV.     0102.7.1     Describe approved practices in plant nutrition.

XVI.    0102.7.2       Identify symptoms and management strategies for plant
        nutrient deficiencies.

SAE Grade # 2 (Record Books will be collected and should be updated and

XVII. 0102.7.3       Identify pest management measures.
Vocabulary Quiz # 8 (Plant nutrient deficiency, pest management terms)

Content Test #2 ( Biotechnology in plant and animal science, plant
nutrition, nutrient deficiencies, pest management)

XVIII. 0102.3.2      Explain the relationship of wetlands to agriculture and
       natural resources.

XIX.   0102.3.1      Explain the impact of agriculture and forestry on ecosystems

XX.    0102.3.2      Explain the relationship of wetlands to agriculture a nd
       natural resources.

XXI.   0102.3.3      Test, interpret and analyze water and soil test data.

Vocabulary Quiz # 9 (Wetlands, Forestry, Water and Soil Test Terms)

XXII. 0102.8.1       Identify trees of major economic importance.

XXIII. 0102.8.2      Identify relationships among forests, wildlife and water

Vocabulary Quiz # 10 (Trees, Forest, Wildlife, Water Relationship Terms)

Content Test # 3 (Wetlands, Ecosystems, Water and Soil Tests, Trees,
Forest, Wildlife, Water Relationships)

XXIV. 0102.8.3    Select best management practices for timber stand

Vocabulary Quiz # 11 (Best Management Practices, Timber Stand
Improvement Terms)

XXV. 0102.1.4        Identify the scientific principles in food and fiber production.

SAE Grade # 3 (Record Books will be collected and should be updated and

XXVI. 0102.1.4       Identify the scientific principles in food and fiber production.

XXVII. 0102.1.2      Identify marketing trends and cycles.
Vocabulary Test #12 (BMP’s, TSI’s, Food Science, Marketing Terms)

Content Test #4 (Best Management Practices, Timber Stand Improvement,
Food Science, Marketing)

XXVIII.      0102.4.1      Conduct meetings using parliamentary law.

Vocabulary Quiz #13 (Parliamentary Procedure Terms)

XXIX. 0102.5.1      Read and transfer measurements.

XXX. 0102.5.2       Develop bill of materials and calculate costs.

XXXI. 0102.5.7      Apply mechanical skills in repair and construction projects
      related to supervised experience programs.

Vocabulary Quiz #14 (Measurement, Bill of Materials Terms)

XXXII. 0102.5.7      Apply mechanical skills in repair and construction projects
       related to supervised experience programs.

XXXIII.      0102.5.5      Demonstrate building construction skills.

Vocabulary Quiz #15 (Building Construction Terms)

XXXIV.       0102.5.6      Service and maintain small engines

SAE Grade # 4 (Record books will be collected and should be updated and

Vocabulary Quiz #16 (Small Engines)

XXXV.0102.5.3       Demonstrate advanced tool conditioning skills.

Content Test #5 (Bill of Materials, Building Construction, Small Engines)

XXXVI.       0102.5.3      Demonstrate advanced tool conditioning skills.
Vocabulary Quiz #17 (Tool Conditioning Terms)

XXXVII.     0102.5.4     Demonstrate advanced welding skills.

Vocabulary Final Exam (All Terms including Welding Terms

End of Course Exam (worth 20% of final grade)
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methods. We agree to fully cooperate with the instructor and other class members.


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