Addressing Misconceptions About Agriculture

Addressing Misconceptions About Agriculture

Design your own Addressing Misconceptions About Agriculture program today! 

  • Addressing Misconceptions About Agriculture DVD & Teacher's Guide
    • Have you always known that many of the derogatory claims made against modern agricultural practices are not sound? Are you ready to challenge many of the misconceptions people hold about agriculture, but have not had the time to research the issues yourself? This instruction kit will help you do just that with sound, science-based factual information. We’ve done the research for you. The kit’s 35 issues cover topics from DDT to global food issues and nutrition to animal production. The kit comes complete with an 11- page lesson plan, background information on each issue, three sets of student cards, and a CD ROM containing two PowerPoint presentations. The well-researched issues are supported with five pages of references. References listed are easily available to any audience member or student ready to challenge the presentations. The kit is designed for classroom use at the high school and college level. Demand for this presentation has led us to also create an 18-issue speech version that can be presented in a half hour to 45 minutes. Both versions are included in the kit.
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Kansas teaching standards for Addressing Misconceptions about Agriculture

  • Standards and Competencies for Grades 8-12

Environmental Science and Natural Resources Kansas Agricultural Education- Competencies

  • Our Natural Resources- Describe the environment and how human activity causes change
  • Sustaining the Environment- Describe the importance of sustainability
  • Resource Conservation- Identify ways humans affect resources
  • Biotechnology- Analyze issues related to biotechnology and the environment
  • Hazardous Wastes- Explain hazardous wastes
  • Sustainable Agriculture- Explain sustainable agriculture 

Standard 1: Science as Inquiry

  • Benchmark 1: The student will demonstrate the abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.
  • Indicator 1: The student actively engages in asking and evaluating research questions.

Standard 3: Life Science

  • Benchmark 4: The student will understand the interdependence of organisms and their interaction with the physical environment.
  • Indicator 5: The student understands human beings live within the impact ecosystems. 

Standard 6: Science in Personal and Environmental Perspectives

  • Benchmark 1: The student will develop an understanding of the overall functioning of human systems and their interaction with the environment in order to understand specific mechanisms and processes related to health issues.
  • Indicator 1: The student understands some chemical and physical hazards and accidents can be avoided through safety education.
  • Indicator 2: The student understands the severity of diseases symptoms is dependent on many factors. 

Questions?  Contact the Agriculture Education Division at 785/587-6150.