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Students discuss existence of and conditions on factory farms, and identify alternatives to factory farms that provide sustainable solutions for food production and environmental safety.
Students examine the progress of Brazil as a major power in the world. They examine its environment and culture. They discuss how progress for some can be a disaster for others.
Students examine how different nutrients in the soil and fertilizers affect plant growth. In groups, they participate in a role play in which allows them to see the interactions of humans and plants. They also read articles and record their opinions about issues related to agriculture.
Learners develop career awareness and skill building for job performance. After completing an inventory of interests and skills, students link their career choice to a the agricultural components contained in their choice. Thy determine whether their career interest can be pursued through an agricultural career. Loaf of bread analogy is used to link jobs to agricultural.
Learners explore the global implications of consumer decisions when purchasing groceries. They examine labels of food products and discuss the wording on the labels. They calculate food miles of how far each ingredient in foods has traveled. They identify the locations of the ingredients on maps.
Students examine and identify the different economic systems throughout the world. In groups, they develop their own economy basd on their own values and principles. They are given a problem scenerio to solve with the components of their system.
Students read the activity sheet and brainstorm sources of information to answer the questions. They work in small groups to answer their questions, using a different source for each answer. They write a report with their group. More lessons are included in this mini unit.
Eighth graders compare a present-day social issue with a medieval issue. They use technology tools to conduct their research and demonstrate their new knowledge. Students present their findings to the class in the form of a PowerPoint.
Pupils share their opinions about the rights and responsibilities of employees, businesses and the government in maintaining a safe work environment. They prepare arguments supporting their assigned positions concerning workplace safety and create storyboards for a public service campaign.
Young scholars summarize Web articles to evaluate transnational corporations. Students will research and write about impacts, influences and importance of these international companies.
Pupils examine farms.  In this sustainable agriculture lesson students examine animal production and profitability.
Young scholars explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson plan, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Young scholars respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
First graders create their own garden. In this plant lesson, 1st graders discover the essential elements for a plant to grow. They planted their own garden and read the amount of space needed and the sunlight preferred for each plant. 
Students investigate trends in agriculture.  For this secondary mathematics lesson, students evaluate agricultural census data from 1982 to 2202 as they compare the properties of the mean and the median.  Students explore what sorts of changes in data make either the mean or the median change. 
In this Oklahoma agriculture lesson, 8th graders read and discuss information and vocabulary about new developments in agriculture. Students write essays on the future of agriculture in Oklahoma.
For this online interactive philosophy worksheet, high schoolers respond to 35 multiple choice questions about Discourse on Inequality by Rousseau. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students examine the role of agriculture in the American economy. They interview a person in the agriculture business and create original questions to ask. They present their findings to the class and write thank you letters to the people whom they inte
Students take the role of a science reporter and gather data for a newspaper article. Students create a question sheet. Students receive a copy of the Science Reporter's Journal task sheet. They complete the items on the sheet and collect information to use in their article. Students prepare a one page report based on their research.
Young scholars work together to develop a hypothesis on the natural and applied hybridization of certain species in an ecosystem. Using the internet, they research this topic and read any recent articles or studies. They must note the opinions and facts they discover and share their findings with the class.
High schoolers identify barriers to trade in the United States. They examine the reasons why farmers want a Cuban Embargo to be lifted. They analyze the costs and benefits of trade embargoes.

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