# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agriscience Exploration Task 1231729525

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.


Identification should include

  • benefits
    • listing opportunities to participate in community improvement projects and career development events (CDEs) and leadership development events (LDEs)
    • exploring leadership development opportunities
  • responsibilities
    • researching the responsibilities of FFA officers, committees, and members
    • locating resources that guide participation in FFA activities
    • explaining the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, and mission statement
    • explaining the meaning of the FFA emblem, colors, and symbols
    • explaining significant events and the history of the organization.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does one become an FFA member?
  • What is the FFA’s mission and how does it accomplish its mission?
  • What are the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership?
  • What five FFA activities are available through the local chapter?
  • What are some significant events in FFA history? How have these events shaped membership over time?
  • What is the FFA program of activities (POA), and how is it used?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  3. Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
  4. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  5. Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
  6. Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
  7. Identify the main idea.
  8. Summarize text identifying supporting details.
  9. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.


The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
  1. Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
  2. Collect, organize, and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  3. Analyze and evaluate the validity and credibility of resources.
  4. Quote, summarize, and paraphrase information from primary and secondary sources using proper citations.
  5. Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in United States history;
  2. analyzing and interpreting geographic information to determine patterns and trends in United States history;
  3. interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in United States history;
  4. using evidence to draw conclusions and make generalizations;
  5. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history;
  6. determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in United States history;
  7. explaining connections across time and place;
  8. using a decision-making model to identify costs and benefits of a specific choice made;
  9. identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and
  10. investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.