2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Introduction to Agriscience (8002/6 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
Note: Competencies 39-43 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).
Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA
Becoming Oriented to Agriscience
- Explain the importance of agriculture to Virginia, the United States, and the world.
- Describe the impact of agriculture on the economy.
- Identify the key factors that have shaped the agricultural industry.
- Describe the interdependency of agriculture and other segments of society.
- Identify current research and development activities in agriculture.
Introducing Plant and Animal Life Cycles
Introducing Agricultural Mechanics Technology
Introducing Ecology and Conservation
- Explain how organisms and the environment work together.
- Identify conservation measures.
- Describe how agriculture and the environment are interrelated.
- Define the term natural resources.
- Describe the seven natural resources and their importance to the environment.
- Explain the water cycle.
- List sources of water.
- List uses of water.
- Discuss threats to water quality.
- List important water conservation practices.
- Explain where local water comes from.
- List methods for conserving water in home use.