Course Title:
Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Lesson Title:
Identifying “Bad Habits” in Livestock Species
TEKS Addressed in Lesson: 130.2(c)12 D http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter130/index.html
Lesson Objectives. The student will be able to:
1. identify 5 bad behaviors - habits found in sheep and horses.
2. demonstrate three bad habits found in humans
3. complete worksheet on common “bad habits” found in livestock.
4. explain possible causes of bad behaviors in sheep and horses
Tools and Equipment
Power Point “Bad Habits in Livestock Species”
Handouts “Bad Habits”; “Nutritional sheets on lamb production”
Video clips:
“Horse cribbing, windsucking”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sppkloiu0AI
“Cribbing-Horse Stall Vices”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxdg4k24N1E
“Black sheep eating white sheep’s wool”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctvpZu7x6bw
Markers
Internet access
Key Terms / Vocabulary
pawing
windsucking
cribbing
chewing
wool pulling / wool chewing
personal space
boredom
stalling
roughages
personality
Interest Approach/Anticipatory Set
Students will discuss bad habits associated with human behavior. Students will then discuss
similar or related “negative behaviors” found in horses and sheep. The class will be challenged
to explain the reasons behind these types of “negative behavior”
Teaching Plan and Strategy / Presentation of New Material
1. Students are given handouts with definitions related to “bad habits” in horses and sheep
2. Students will research these behaviors on tablets or class computers.
3. Students will list different bad behaviors found in horses and sheep after viewing Power Point
and video clips.
4. Students will be challenged to find solutions to stop these bad habits.
Activity/Application/ Student Engagement /Laboratory
Students will break up into four groups. Students will demonstrate-list common bad habits
found in people. Students will use handouts and discuss horse and sheep bad habits and
possible reasons why-(nutritional, boredom, etc.)
Students in each group will discuss and classify species specific examples of bad habits and
possible cause- (nutrition, boredom, personality type)
Each group will make a presentation to the class on their findings- 4 minutes
Evaluation / Summary
Rubric:
Teamwork- each member participating
- 30 points
Class interaction
-20 points
Class Notes
-50 points
_____________
100 points
References/Additional Materials / Extended Learning Opportunities/ Enrichment
“Horse Bad habits videos”- Youtube -Rich Gore, Dr. Kevin Burgoon
College & Career Readiness Standard
English/LA II, B, 1-3
Cross Disciplinary Standards I, C, 1, a, b, d
©Texas Education Agency, 2015
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