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Ag Activities Handbook Submission FormDavid K. SwansonHawley H.S., 714 Joseph St., PO Box 608, Hawley, MN 56549dswanson@hawley.k12.mn.us(218) 483-3555 ext. 1111Content Area: Agriculture IntroductionLesson Heading: Agriculture AwarenessActivity Description: To help students become aware of the world of agriculture aroundthem I have them write reports of articles or news stories that they find or see. They haveto present one of these to the class and that can open up a lot of discussion regarding howagriculture affects us every day. See attached instruction page and rubrics.Materials Needed: Paper, pencil and sources of current events in agriculture.Activity Length: 15-20 minutes per written report depending on the length of the articleand students reading ability. News and radio shows are great sources for students withlimited reading ability.5-10 minutes per report presented depending on the amount of discussion you allow for.Hints or suggestions: The presentation reports work great in a middle school classroomonce a week with treats and refreshments celebrating birthdays during the week or anyspecial day you would like to come up with. This has also been altered to work withcurrent technology, current issues, etc.


Agriculture Current Events Report AssignmentPurpose: To develop an awareness of students in current events related to agricultureand how agriculture can affect their every day life.Directions: Choose an agricultural related article or news story from a current magazine,newspaper, radio or television show or the Internet and write a brief description of what itwas about and how it related to agriculture. Your report should include the followinginformation: A proper bibliography of your source (where you got your informationfrom), a brief summary of the article or news story and a paragraph on why you feel thisarticle is important to agriculture and how it affects you on a personal basis.Requirements: You will need to review six (6) articles starting now until the end of thequarter. These reviews should be placed into your notebook or folder in a special placethat can be turned in at the end of the quarter to be worth five (10) points each. Yourreview will be graded on its completeness, legibility, spelling and grammar. You willalso have the opportunity to present one of your current event reports to the rest of classfor discussion. This will also be a graded.Good luck! Don’t get behind on this assignment because it is not easy to play catch up.Agriculture Current Events Report Score SheetCategory Points Allowed Points Earned6Summary of articleincluding completeness,expression, legibility,spelling and grammarAgricultural Importanceand Personal applicationparagraphBibliography: Must be completeand accurate in order to passthis assignment.Total 1031Agriculture Current Events Presentation Score SheetStudent Name _____________________________________________________Article Name


Source of Article_______________________________________________________________________Notes and/or Comments:Category Points Allowed Points Earned10Delivery: Voice, StagePresence,Eye Contact, Power ofExpression, etc.Article Content: Review ofarticle’s important pointsand importance toagriculture statement.Response to Questions: 510Total 25


Agriculture Current Events Presentation Score SheetStudent Name _____________________________________________________Article NameSource of Article_______________________________________________________________________Notes and/or Comments:Category Points Allowed Points Earned10Delivery: Voice, StagePresence,Eye Contact, Power ofExpression, etc.


Article Content: Review of10article’s important pointsand importance toagriculture statement.Response to Questions: 5Total 25

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