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Why memorize/recite Creed?

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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)

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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?

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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?

  29. 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.

  30. 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?

  31. 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.