"Ag"citing Career Exploration Teacher's Page

A  WebQuest for Grades 8 - 12, WebQuest Agricultural Series by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University
 


INTRODUCTION
Every day our lives are affected by agriculture by the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the roof that is over our heads, plus much more. With the agriculture industry having such a big impact on our lives, many people are choosing to enter the agricultural workforce. When we say agricultural workforce we don't just mean farming,. In this WebQuest, your students will soon see it is a very diverse industry with so many opportunities. Use the following resources to help you further your knowledge of agricultural careers.


Teen Scene - The best career site! Click on Teen Scene then click on Career Opportunities
Ag in the Classroom - Site has worksheet that goes along with Teen Scene
USDA
FFA
Activity worksheets that are in a vocational field


EVALUATION
Rubric for Assignment 1 and 2

Assignment Yes No Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Job Shadowing

 

         
Research Paper

 

         


National Education Standards


LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS

  • Students use a variety of technological and informative resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge
  • Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

SCIENCE STANDARDS

  • Science and technology in Society


TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
Basic Operations and Concepts

  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.


Technology Productivity Tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.


HINTS FOR STUDENT OR TEACHER USE
You might consider to invite a guest speaker in the classroom. A speaker could be from any agricultural career. It may be a profession that many of your students have an interest in. Or perhaps you could invite someone with a career in agriculture that your students would not even have thought of as agricultural. Have the students prepare questions ahead of time to ask the speaker. You might also consider inviting a panel of agricultural professionals.

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This page was developed by Jennifer Williams, reviewed by Lyndon and the late Barbara Irwin and maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau. Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.

 

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