# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Agriscience Task 811804323

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the economic significance of various plants and animals to the community.

Definition

Explanation should include
  • names of plants and animals that are economically important to your community
  • the economic importance of various plants and animals
  • classification of garden, landscape, and interior plants, food, fiber, and fuel crops.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the similarities and differences among agricultural, landscaping, and horticultural plants?
  • What are three examples of garden plants? Landscape plants? Interior plants?
  • What are three examples of food, fiber, and fuel crops?
  • What roles do plants play in the economy? What roles do animals play in the economy?
  • What farm-raised animals are important to your region's economy?

Related Standards of Learning

English

6.5

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, and poetry.
  1. Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.
  2. Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.
  3. Explain how an author uses character development to drive conflict and resolution.
  4. Differentiate between first and third person point-of-view.
  5. Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences using the text for support.
  7. Identify the characteristics of a variety of genres.
  8. Identify and analyze the author’s use of figurative language.
  9. Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.
  10. Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
  11. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

6.6

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify main idea.
  3. Summarize supporting details.
  4. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
  6. Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
  7. Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
  8. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  9. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  10. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  11. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Science

6.9

The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment. Key concepts include
  1. management of renewable resources;
  2. management of nonrenewable resources;
  3. the mitigation of land-use and environmental hazards through preventive measures; and
  4. cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.