Identify the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
Identification should include
- listing opportunities to participate in community improvement projects and career development events (CDEs) and leadership development events (LDEs)
- exploring leadership development opportunities
- 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.
- 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.
- Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
- Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
- Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
- Differentiate between fact and opinion.
- Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
- Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
- Identify the main idea.
- Summarize text identifying supporting details.
- Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
- Identify cause and effect relationships.
- Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
- Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
- Collect, organize, and synthesize information from multiple sources.
- Analyze and evaluate the validity and credibility of resources.
- Quote, summarize, and paraphrase information from primary and secondary sources using proper citations.
- Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- 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
- analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in United States history;
- analyzing and interpreting geographic information to determine patterns and trends in United States history;
- interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in United States history;
- using evidence to draw conclusions and make generalizations;
- comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history;
- determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in United States history;
- explaining connections across time and place;
- using a decision-making model to identify costs and benefits of a specific choice made;
- identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and
- investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.