FFA HISTORY AND BACKGROUND Ms. Wiener Agriculture Department
Organize Your Notes! • Essential/Exit Qs • Start With Date • Copy Essential Question • Answer essential question before end of class • Don’t forget to add it to your Concept Map! • NOTES PAGE • Start With Date • Write WARM UP • Perform Warm up Activity • Write NOTES • Write Notes for the Day
Start your Concept Map! Unit Name: FFA Unit EQ: Why is FFA important in Ag Education? VOCAB: FFA EQs: 1. What is FFA?
WARM-UP- 5 mins • Word Sort Directions: • Write the following words in your notes in order of importance (TO YOU!). If you do not know what the word means put it at the bottom of your list. 1. Being most important and so on. Think of this question when sorting: • What is most important to being successful in this class? • WORDS • Class, FFA, SAE, CDE, Homework, Notes, Socializing, Class work, Projects
Essential Question • What is FFA?
1. What is FFA? • Youth Organization • Nationwide • Real world experiences ! • Concentrates on 3 main areas • Premier Leadership • Personal Growth • Career Success
1. What is FFA? • Student run organization • Three basic levels • Middle School • High School • Collegiate • Levels of Membership • Active , Alumni, Collegiate, Honorary • FUN!
2. Where did FFA start? • Started in the 1920s • Future Farmers of Virginia • Boys with farming background • Henry Groseclose • “Father of FFA” • 1965- NFA Joins FFA • 1969- Females join FFA Soon a nationwide organization was formed!
Where is FFA now? • Current enrollment=507,763 • Number of Chapters= 7,439 in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands • Largest Annual Event=National FFA Convention2008 Attendance: 54,731
3. Why did FFA start? • Vocational Education • Socialization • Most up-to-date material • Competitions • Career preparation
4. What purpose does FFA serve? • To provide students the opportunity to increase leadership skills and explore career possibilities and interests through local, state, and nationwide competitions • Put this statement into your own words for your notes.
TIMELINE ACTIVITY -30 mins • Make a group with students at your table • Each group will get 2 FFA Student Manuals per table • You will be given a section of time in years. Find important events in the history of FFA within your groups portion of time. • Groups will construct a timeline including a short description of what happened during that year.
Timeline Construction • Each group will present what they have found • All groups timelines will be put in order into one complete FFA Timeline and hung up in the classroom
Timeline Scramble – 2 mins • On HALF a piece of paper write down 2 events that have been included in the timeline. • Event name/Description NO YEAR • Rip the HALF sheet of paper into two pieces . Each piece should have 1 event from the timeline • Place the events in the middle of your table when finished
Independent Activity • Complete your FFA crossword puzzle and put in the class drawer when finished
REVIEW • Word Wall • EXIT QUESTION • Who wrote the FFA Creed and what is it? • NEXT CLASS: • FFA Emblem and Symbols
Closing Activity • What does not belong?
FFA EMBLEM AND SYMBOLS Ms. Wiener Agriculture Department
ESSENTIAL QUESTION • What are the major parts of the FFA emblem?
Warm Up-5 mins • Answer the following questions on your warm up page • What is the purpose of an Emblem? Do you know any emblems? What is the difference between an emblem and a symbol?
What does it actually mean? • Emblem: • special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea • Symbol • something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"
FFA Colors- 1929 CORN GOLD NATIONAL BLUE Corn gold represents a crop grown in every state of the U.S. and national fields of crops ready for harvest – a sign of success. It helps to symbolize the commonality of the organization. National blue represents the blue field of our flag. It signifies that the organization is national in scope and open to everyone.
Official Dress Black Bottoms White Collared Shirt Tie Official Jacket Black Shoes
The cross section of an ear of corn … … represents our common interest in agriculture. Corn is grown in every state.
The eagle... …is symbolic of the national scope of the FFA.
The rising sun... represents progress in agriculture.
The plow... ...symbolizes labor and tillage of the soil.
The owl... … represents knowledge and wisdom.
...tell us that FFA is an important part... … of an agricultural education program. The words Agricultural Education surrounding FFA...
FFA CREED • Written by: E.M. Tiffany • 1930- 3rd National Convention • Adopted! • Let’s Practice! • Each student will have their own copy of the FFA Creed. • Each group will read together one paragraph of the Creed
FFA Creed Activity- 1 min • Independently! • Underline or highlight words that you think are important in the FFA creed.
Pair Share – 1 Minute Each • Summarize the FFA Creed in a few sentences. • Underline 5 important points made in the FFA creed • Why do you think these points are important? • Why do you think the FFA creed was written? • What purpose would a creed serve?
Create your Own Creed • Five Sentences • Use “I believe” • Express your goals in life • The importance of your schooling • How you aspire to act in order to become successful • Why is the creed an important way to express these ideas?
FFA Degree Activity- 30 mins Create an FFA Degree hierarchy/ road map Use the Student Manual to determine the FFA degrees available to students. Include in your hierarchy/ road map what it takes to receive each degree. Make sure your degrees are in order!
REVIEW • Word Wall • EXIT QUESTION: • What is the FFA members mission? • NEXT CLASS: • Parliamentary Procedure/ SAEs/CDEs
Closing Activity • What are the FFA officer positions? • What are the jobs descriptions and responsibilities for the FFA officer positions you know? • Do you know the FFA officers in your school?
Concept Map! Unit Name: FFA Unit EQ: Why is FFA important in Ag Education? VOCAB: FFA, Greenhand, Chapter, State, American EQs: 1. What is FFA? 2. What are the main parts of the FFA emblem?
FFA: Parliamentary Procedure and CDEs Ms. Wiener Agriculture Department
All members in unison: "To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess."
ESSENTIAL QUESTION • Why do we use Parliamentary procedure?
Warm-Up- 5 mins • Explain what is happening in this photo
Parliamentary Procedure • 1. What is it ? • 2. When do we use it? • 3. Why do we have it? • 4. How does it work?
Parli Pro Questions • Use your packet to answer the following IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. DO NOT WRITE ON PACKET! RETURN TO CENTER OF TABLE WHEN FINISHED. COMPLETED WORK GOES IN YOUR BIN! • What are the steps in making a motion? • What do you say to suspend consideration? Amend a motion? Request information? • What is parliamentary procedure? • What are unclassified motions? • How many motions can be on the “floor” at one time? • How do you amend a motion? What are common mistakes? • What are the main classifications of motions? Define each in your answer • After reading the mock script, what was done correctly concerning parliamentary procedure? • In your own thoughts: Why do we have / use parliamentary procedure? Give examples of where these procedures might me used in school, in the state, and the US
1. What is it? • Parliamentary procedure is the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings and other operations of clubs, organizations, legislative bodies, and other deliberative assemblies
2. When do we use it? • At any meeting ! • When important decisions need to be made by an entire group or club • When trying to discuss or present new ideas
3. Why do we have it? • TO KEEP ORDER!! • Make sure every member has the chance to be heard • Each member has the chance to vote • Each member has the chance to bring up new topics for discussion or that need decisions
4. How does it work? • Parliamentary Procedure Activity 30mins • Break up into groups. • Read Script 1, 2 and 3