# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Agriscience Task 811804349

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe how agriculture and the environment are interrelated.

Definition

Description should include
  • explaining why agriculture is influenced by the environment
  • describing the effects of agriculture on the environment.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How do farmers depend on the environment and protect it at the same time?
  • What are best management practices?
  • What resources are available to agriculturalists to set up practices that are beneficial to the environment?
  • What is the agriculture industry's responsibility toward protecting the environment?

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.

History and Social Science

USI.5

The student will apply social science skills to understand the factors that shaped colonial America by

  1. describing the religious and economic events and conditions that led to the colonization of America;
  2. describing life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies, with emphasis on how people interacted with their environment to produce goods and services;
  3. describing specialization of and interdependence among New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies;
  4. describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, merchants, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans; and
  5. explaining the political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain.

USII.2

The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for
  1. explaining how physical features and climate influenced the movement of people westward;
  2. explaining relationships among natural resources, transportation, and industrial development after 1865; and
  3. locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the development of the United States and explaining what makes those cities significant.

Science

6.7

The student will investigate and understand the natural processes and human interactions that affect watershed systems. Key concepts include
  1. the health of ecosystems and the abiotic factors of a watershed;
  2. the location and structure of Virginia’s regional watershed systems;
  3. divides, tributaries, river systems, and river and stream processes;
  4. wetlands;
  5. estuaries;
  6. major conservation, health, and safety issues associated with watersheds; and
  7. water monitoring and analysis using field equipment, including hand-held technology.