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American Agriculture U.S. History and Geography High School. Tennessee Geographic Alliance Instructor Michael Robinson Houston High School Germantown, TN. Overview of Lesson. Discuss key facts on agriculture. Why is agriculture a “risky” industry? What determines what is grown where?

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    1. American Agriculture U.S. History and Geography High School Tennessee Geographic Alliance Instructor Michael Robinson Houston High School Germantown, TN

    2. Overview of Lesson • Discuss key facts on agriculture. • Why is agriculture a “risky” industry? • What determines what is grown where? • Where are the major crops in the United States grown? • Student Agriculture Location Activity

    3. Tennessee Standard • US.1 Explain patterns of agricultural and industrial development as they relate to climate, use of natural resources, markets and trade, the growth of major urban areas...(E, G)

    4. Connections to Common Core Standards • Identify, analyze, and evaluate the relationship between the environment and human activities, how the physical environment is modified by human activities, and how human activities are also influenced by Earth’s physical features and processes.

    5. Agriculture Notes • weather, price • decreased (2%) • decreased • larger • Corporations (Tyson) • Farming is hard... • Number of famers... • Number of farms... • Size of farms... • Agribusiness...

    6. How is agriculture risky? • Weather / Climate Change • Drought / Excess Rain / Temperature changes • Diseases • Insects / Pests • Prices • Prices can change from year to year.

    7. What determines what is grown where? • Climate • Temperature and Rain fall • Growing Season • Topography • Soil Quality

    8. HOMEWORK • The day before the lesson have students research the following agricultural crops.

    9. Where are the major crops in the United States grown?

    10. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 1. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    11. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 2. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    12. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 3. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    13. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 4. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    14. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 5. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    15. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 6. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    16. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 7. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    17. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 8. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    18. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 9. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    19. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 10. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    20. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 11. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    21. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 12. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    22. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 13. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    23. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 14. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    24. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 15. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    25. ANSWERS...

    26. 1. Wheat- ND to TX / WA • 2. Cotton- TX, MS, TN, CA • 3. Grapes- CA, PA • 4. Apples- WA, MI • 5. Tomatoes- CA, FL • 6. Tobacco- NC, VA, KY • 7. Sunflowers- ND • 8. Milk Cows- WI, CA • 9. Soybeans- MN to TX • 10. Rice- AR, LA • 11. Potatoes- ID • 12. Peanuts- AL, GA • 13. Corn- Midwest • 14. Hogs- Midwest, NC • 15. Cattle- Everywhere

    27. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 1. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    28. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Wheat

    29. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 2. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    30. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Cotton

    31. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 3. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    32. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Grapes

    33. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 4. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    34. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Apples

    35. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 5. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    36. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Tomatoes

    37. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 6. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    38. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Tobacco

    39. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 7. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    40. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Sunflowers

    41. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 8. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    42. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Milk Cows

    43. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 9. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    44. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Soybeans

    45. apples canola cattle corn cotton grapes hogs & pigs milk cows peanuts potatoes rice • sheep & lambs tobacco soybeans sugar beets sunflowers tomatoes vegetables watermelons wheat • 10. • Source: www.usda.gov/research/atlast02/index.html

    46. Video too large to upload on another PowerPoint. • Rice