College Heights Secondary Green Industries Course Title: Course Code: Grade: Credit Value: Support Document: Teacher: Green Industries - Double Credit THJ3E Workplace Preparation 11 2 The Ontario Curriculum, Technological Education Grades 9 -12 Albert Boutin and Shelley Peterson Course Description This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to agriculture, floristry, forestry, horticulture and landscaping. Students will learn to identify a broad range of plant and animal species; examine factors that affect the growth of plants and animals and the quality of products derived from them; and develop process, design and maintenance skills required in the green industries. Students will also learn about safe and healthy working practices, develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, and learn about apprenticeships and other post secondary education and training opportunities, as well as employment opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation. Prerequisite: None Evaluation Criteria Evaluations will take place regularly and consist of practical and written components. Students will be evaluated in the categories of Knowledge and Understanding, Thinking and Inquiry, Communication and Application. Term work consists of 70% of the overall grade and the Summative Evaluation is 30% of the overall course mark. Mark Breakdown Knowledge and Understanding Thinking and Inquiring Communication Application Term Mark 20 20 20 40 Quizzes and Projects Practical Assignments 30 40 Summative Evaluation 30 Units of Study Unit 1 - Careers in Green Industries This will be a further study of the career possibilities in the five sectors of the Green Industries ( Agriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping, Floristry ,and Forestry ) Students will gain an understanding of the outlook of career paths in Green Industry and what is required for them to further pursue jobs in the different sectors Unit 2- Tools and Safety This is a overview of tools used in the Green Industries and their safe handling procedures. In Grade 11 students should have knowledge of most hand tools and will have power tools added this year. A check off sheet will insure the safe training of each student before handling the tool. Unit 3 - Design Elements An introduction to design elements in the Green Industry. The focus will be mainly on Landscape Design and Floral Design. Students will learn the basics of design and be expected to complete a landscape design by the end of the semester. Unit 4 - Environmental Issues and Impacts Students will be delving into the issues of the Green Industries that affect the environment. They will be involved in doing research and debating topics that affect our environment today. Unit 5 - Practical Skill Development This is an ongoing unit that will develop hands on skills in the Green Industry Sectors. Students will be given many opportunities to practice skills and be tested on their development.