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Why memorize/recite Creed?. Embodies FFA traditions and values Required to receive the Greenhand FFA degree Public speaking is one of the most important “premier leadership” skills FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event. Objectives/Evaluation. Memorize/recite the FFA Creed

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why memorize recite creed
Why memorize/recite Creed?
  • Embodies FFA traditions and values
  • Required to receive the Greenhand FFA degree
  • Public speaking is one of the most important “premier leadership” skills
  • FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event
objectives evaluation
Objectives/Evaluation
  • Memorize/recite the FFA Creed
  • Demonstrate effective public speaking skills
  • Answer questions on the meaning and importance of the beliefs of the Creed.
  • One paragraph/question per day
  • Complete creed for final exam!
elements of effective speaking
Elements of Effective Speaking
  • Eye contact -
  • Voice – inflection, pitch, tone
  • Pronunciation and articulation
  • Volume –
  • Tempo – pace
  • Expression – sincerity, enthusiasm, create the mood that matches the moment!
the future of agriculture
The Future of Agriculture!
  • I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.
mood i m so excited
Mood: I’m so excited…

in the future of agriculture

I believe

in the promise of better days through better ways

with a faith born not of words but of deeds

achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists

even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.

call back
Call Back!
  • What do you believe in?
    • The future of agriculture
  • How do you believe?
    • With a faith born not of words but of deeds
  • What is that future
    • Achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculture in the promise of better days through better ways.
  • What is that promise again?
    • Even as the better things we now enjoy have come to use from the struggles of former years.
what does it mean
What does it mean?
  • What does Mr. Tiffany believe is the future of agriculture?
  • What does he mean “a faith born not of words but of deeds?”
  • What are some of the achievements of present and past generations of agriculturists?
  • What does “better days through better ways” mean?
memory jogs
Memory jogs
  • Draw a picture of the first paragraph of the creed with appropriate labels to help you remember. Capture this in your KNOWBOOK.
  • Use motions that help you remember each word as you are trying to memorize it.
  • Use pictograms as memory aids.
i love agriculture
I Love Agriculture!

I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.

i love it i love it i couldn t love it more
I love it, I love it, I couldn’t love it more!

to live and work on a good farm

is pleasant as well as challenging

or

I believe that

or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits

and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which

the joys

of agricultural life

for I know

and

discomforts

even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny

call back13
Call Back!
  • What do you believe
    • that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging
  • Why do you beleive that agricultural life is pleasant as well as challenging?
    • for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life;
  • How do you feel about those associations?
    • I hold an inborn fondness for those associations,
  • What kind of fondness
    • even in the hours of discouragement, I can not deny (them)
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What does it Mean?
  • What is a “good farm?”
  • What are “other agricultural pursuits?”
  • Give some examples of the joys and discomforts of agricultural life.
  • What “associations” do you hold an inborn fondness for.
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Memory jogs
  • Draw a picture of the second paragraph of the creed with appropriate labels to help you remember. Capture this in your KNOWBOOK.
  • Use motions that help you remember each word as you are trying to memorize it.
  • Create pictograms.
i believe in me and others like me
I Believe in ME (and others like me)
  • I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.
we are the champions
We are the champions!

in leadership from ourselves and respect from others.

I believe

with such knowledge and skill as I can secure

in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly

and

in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

to serve our own

in the ability of progressive agriculturists

interest

and the public

call back18
Call back!
  • What do you believe in?
    • Leadership from ourselves and respect from others!
  • What else do you believe in?
    • My Own ability to work efficiently and think clearly
  • How can you get that ability?
    • With such knowledge and skill as I can secure!
  • And What else do you believe in?
    • And in the ability of progressive agriculturists
  • To do what!
    • To serve our own and the public interest.
  • Interest in what?
    • In producing and marketing the product of our toil!
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What does it mean?
  • What does leadership and respect have to do with one another?
  • What does “work efficiently and think clearly” mean?
  • How can one “secure” “knowledge and skills?
  • What are progressive agriculturists?
  • What is the product of our toil?
  • What are our own interests in producing and marketing the product of our toil?
  • What are the public interests in producing and marketing the product of our toil.
memory jogs20
Memory jogs
  • Draw a picture of the third paragraph of the creed with appropriate labels to help you remember. Capture this in your KNOWBOOK.
  • Use motions that help you remember each word as you are trying to memorize it.
  • Create pictograms capture in your KnowBook.
hard work charity and fairness will make me happy
Hard work, charity and fairness will make me happy
  • I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.
i know how to live
I know how to live!

-for others as well as myself

in the life abundant

less dependence on begging

and

and

enough honest wealth to help make it so

more power in bargaining

I believe in

in being happy myself

in less need for charity

and

and

playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.

more of it when needed

call back23
Call Back!
  • What do you believe in?
    • Less dependence on begging
  • And more power in what?
    • Bargaining!
  • What else do you believe in?
    • The life abundant
  • And how do you get an abundant life?
    • Enough honest wealth to help make it so.
  • For Whom!
    • Others as well as myself!
call back24
Call back!
  • What about charity?
    • In less need for charity!
  • But what if its needed?
    • More of it when needed.
  • What about happiness?
    • In being happy myself!
  • And how should you play?
    • square with those whose happiness depends upon me.
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What does it mean?
  • What does “less dependent on begging and more power in bargaining” mean?
  • What is the “life abundant”?
  • What is “honest wealth?”
  • Why should we worry about whether others have an abundant life or make enough money?
  • What does “less need for charity and more of it when needed” mean?
  • Why does “play square with others” mean, and what does it have to do with our own happiness?
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Memory jogs
  • Draw a picture of the fourth paragraph of the creed with appropriate labels to help you remember. Capture this in your KNOWBOOK.
  • Use motions that help you remember each word as you are trying to memorize it.
  • Create pictograms - capture in your KnowBook.
patriotic agriculturists
Patriotic Agriculturists!

I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.

god bless american agriculture
God bless American (Agriculture!)

I BELIEVE THAT

American agriculture

I can exert an influence in my

can

community

will

home

and

and

hold true to the best traditions of our national life

which will stand solid for my part

in that inspiring task

call back29
Call Back
  • What do you believe in?
    • That American Agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life
  • And what will you do about it?
    • I can exert an influence in my home and community
  • What kind of influence?
    • Which will stand solid for my part
  • In What?
    • That inspiring task
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What does it mean?
  • Who is “American Agriculture?”
  • What are some of the “best traditions of our national life?”
  • How can you influence people to “hold true” to those traditions?
  • What is “your part” in that task?
  • What is the “inspiring task” that E.M Tiffany is referring to in this paragraph?
memory jogs31
Memory jogs
  • Draw a picture of the fifth paragraph of the creed with appropriate labels to help you remember. Capture this in your Know Book.
  • Use motions that help you remember each word as you are trying to memorize it.
  • Create pictograms - capture in your Know Book.
final questions
Final Questions
  • Why is it important for FFA members to have a creed?
  • Why is it important for the FFA organization to have a creed?
  • What is your favorite part of the creed, and why?
  • The creed was written in 1930, and was modified during the 38th and 63rd conventions. Do you think it’s time for another revision? If not, why not? If so, what revision would you make?
cartoon time
Cartoon Time

Put it all together!

Draw a cartoon (six frames including an introduction) that captures the essential message of each paragraph of the creed.