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Louisiana Team AgEd
Louisiana Agriscience Education Curriculum
Course:
Agriscience I
Unit:
Agriculture Leadership/FFA
Lesson:
Introduction to the National FFA Organization
LOUISIANA LEARNING STANDARDS AND GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
Learning Standards (LS):
 All students will become aware of the characteristics and components of the food
and fiber systems.
 AgEd/FFA students will develop the necessary interpersonal and
communications skills to obtain a job and work effectively and safely in an
interactive work environment.
 AgEd/FFA students will understand the concept of agricultural marketing,
management, finance, and entrepreneurship.
Grade Level Expectations (GLE)
 Utilize mathematics, organizational tools, and graphing skills to solve problems
(SIH-A3).
 Gather and organize data in charts, tables, and graphs (PS-H-A1).
 Use discrete math to model real life situations (e.g., fair games, elections) (D09H).
 Demonstrate understanding of information in grade-appropriate texts using a
variety of strategies, including: summarizing and paraphrasing information and
story elements, comparing and contrasting information in texts, including
televised news, news magazines, documentaries, and online information,
comparing and contrasting complex literary elements, devices, and ideas within
and across texts, examining the sequence of information and procedures in
order to critique the logic or development of ideas in texts making inferences
and drawing conclusions, and making predictions and generalization (ELA-7-H1)
 Construct a timeline to explain and analyze historical periods in U.S. history (H1A-H1).
 Contrast past and present events or ideas in U.S. history, demonstrating
awareness of differing political social or economic context (H-1A-H1).
PERFORMANCE-BASED LEARNING OBJECTIVES. Instruction in this lesson should
result in students being able to:
1. Demonstrate and develop an understanding of the FFA-past and present.
2. Recognize structure of the FFA.
3. Wear the FFA jacket appropriately at appropriate times.
4. Describe official FFA dress for males and females.
5. Identify Local, State, and National FFA Officials and Officers.
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LIST OF RESOURCES. Teachers may find the following resources useful in planning
and teaching this lesson:
Textbooks
 Robison,L.,Conway,J., Ismal,B., Hinshaw,C.,White,W., Spahr,D., The Official
FFA Student Handbook, 13th Edition. National FFA Organization, 2006.
 The National FFA Organization, The Official FFA Manual, 2006
Web Sites
 http://www.ffa.org
 http://www.laffa.org
 http://www.agednet.com
Other Resources. The following resources will be useful to students and teachers:
 Advisor Guide to the FFA Student Handbook DVD
 Rev It Up Box Set, from National FFA
TERMS. The following terms are presented in this lesson:
 Smith Hughes Act
 Public Law 740
 New Farmers of America
 FFA Degrees
 Active Member
 Honorary Member
 Collegiate Member
 Alumni Member
 Creed
 Mission Statement
 FFA Foundation
LIST OF EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, SUPPLIES, AND FACILITIES
 Projector
 Handouts
 Computer
 Projector Screen
INTEREST APPROACH. Use an interest approach that will prepare students for the
lesson. Teachers often develop an approach for their unique class and student
situations. A possible approach is included here.
Use your chapter slideshow from your previous year so that students will be able to
identify with current members and the opportunities available in that chapter.
Or
Question students on their own personal interest, and relate their interest into the FFA
Organization.
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SUMMARY OF CONTENT AND TEACHING STRATEGIES
Objective 1: Demonstrate and develop an understanding of the FFA – past and
present.
Anticipated Problem: How can FFA History be made relevant and interesting to Ag1
students.
1. History Handout (Appendix A)
a. Students are given time to answer handout using the FFA Manual and
the FFA Student Handout.
2. Students create a set of classroom timeline flash cards.
a. Each student draws three important dates from the hat. A time contest
is held. The student that finds the corresponding activities with their cards
the fastest is the winner.
b. Each student is then responsible for decorating their cards. The
decorations must match that time in history.
c. These flash cards are reviewed the last 15 minutes of each day during
the FFA lesson as a test review.
3. Students will recite the FFA Motto, Creed, and Salute orally.
Objective 2: Recognize Organizational Structure of the FFA
Anticipated Problem: How is the FFA Organization Structured
FFA Structure (PP)
The National FFA Organization
State Association
Area (4 in LA)
Districts(15 in LA)
Parish Federation
Local Chapters
YOU!!
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Objective 3: Wear the FFA jacket appropriately at all times.
Anticipated Problem: Students lack of appreciation for the history, heritage, and
significance of the jacket.
Correct Uses of the Jacket (PP)
 Only FFA members may wear the Official FFA Jacket.
 The jacket should always be kept clean and neat.
 The zipper should always be zipped to the top.
 The jacket should only be worn in places that the FFA member should be.
 When the jacket becomes faded and worn it should be discarded and
replaced.
 The member should act in a professional manner when wearing the jacket.
 No tobacco and or, alcohol, even skoal, chew, dip.
 The jacket should posses one large official FFA Emblem, on the back of the
jacket, with the Association name across the shoulder above the emblem,
and the chapter name under the emblem.
 The front of the jacket should only have a small official FFA emblem on the
left side, and the students name on the right. They may also have the
highest office and year served.
 Only three pins can be worn on the front of the jacket: highest degree, office
held, and award won.
 The State FFA degree and American FFA Degree may be worn above the
name on the front of the jacket.
1. Have two officers demonstrate Proper/Improper Use of the Jacket and have
each student list the proper and improper uses being demonstrated.
2. Have students develop standards for a new up to date official dress.
3. Create two teams and debate the adopting the new standards or continuing
with the existing attire.
Objective 4: Describe official FFA dress for males and females.
Anticipated Problem: Students lack of understanding the professional nature of the
official dress.
Have officer team demonstrate the official dress for the Agriscience 1 class. (PP)
1. Official Dress for Males
a. FFA Jacket – Clean and in good condition
b. White Long Sleeve Collared Shirt
c. Official FFA tie, blue tie, or black tie
d. Black Pants
e. Black Socks
f. Black Shoes
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2. Official Dress for Females
a. FFA Jacket – Clean and in good condition
b. White Long Sleeve Collared Shirt
c. Official FFA Scarf
d. Black Skirt or Pants
e. Black Stockings
f. Black Shoes
Objective 5: Identify Local, State, and National FFA Officials and Officers
Anticipated Problem: Lack of access to current resources.
Content: The student will be able to identify Local, State, and National FFA Officials and
Officers. (PP)
1. National President:
2. State President:
3. Local President:
4. National Advisor:
5. Local Advisor:
6. National FFA Executive Secretary:
7. Louisiana FFA Association Executive Secretary:
________________________________________________________________
REVIEW/SUMMARY. Use the student learning objectives as the basis for review and
summary. Have students explain the content associated with the objectives of the
lesson. Use handouts, flashcards, and question answer review. Use their responses in
determining which objectives and concepts need to be retaught.
APPLICATION. Students will complete the handouts and activities provided throughout
the lesson.
EVALUATION. Evaluation will consist of a combination of visual assessment, peer
assessment, and written assessment that measures student performance and mastery
of objectives.
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Answers To Sample Test
Teacher answer sheet:
1. Check for dates, sentence structure, & grammar (answers may vary)
2. 1. Local chapter, 2. State association, 3. National association
3. Check for content (answers may vary)
4.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Zipped to the top
At least knee length, hemmed evenly across the bottom
Pressed, clean, & neat
Pressed & clean
Black closed heel & toe dress shoes
5.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Zipped to the top
No jeans, pressed and clean
Dressed, clean and neat
Black dressed shoes & black socks
Clean, tied correctly
6. Answers change yearly
7. C.
8. C.
9. C.
10. A.
11. A.
12. B.
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SAMPLE TEST: INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION
Student Name:___________________
Answer each question completely, using correct grammar, punctuation and sentence
structure.
1. For each decade of the FFA’s history, write a two (2) paragraph narrative
explaining the important events that occurred.
A. 1920’S
B. 1930’S
C. 1940’S
D. 1950’S
E. 1960’S
F. 1970’S
G. 1980’S
H. 1990’S
I. 2000’S
2. The National FFA is made up of three entities:
1.___________________________
2.___________________________
3.___________________________
3. The FFA jacket is a national symbol of the FFA Organization. Why do you think
it is important to wear the jacket appropriately? Use the 12 guidelines for
appropriate use of the jacket to justify your answer.
4. What should FFA girls you do with each of the following?
A. FFA jacket
B. Black skirt
C. White collared shirt
D. Official FFA blue scarf
E. Accessories
5. What should FFA guys do with each of the following?
A. FFA jacket
B. Black slacks
C. White collared shirt
D. Official FFA tie
E. Accessories
6. Fill in the names of the following FFA officers:
A. ___________________Local FFA President
B. ___________________State FFA Advisor
C. ___________________Area Advisor
D. ___________________State President
E. ___________________National President
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7. Learning to Do
Doing to Learn
Earning to Live
Living to Serve
Which one of the following statements best supports the motto?
A. FFA Students learn skills by reading information only.
B. FFA members do not really learn to serve their community.
C. FFA members learn by doing what they learn thereby making them
more productive citizens.
8. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through
agriculture education.
Which of the following statements best supports the mission statement?
A. The FFA believes that their program will enable students to obtain
career success.
B. Students are guaranteed career success if they are FFA members.
C. Ag Education stresses career success through Leadership
development and personal growth.
9. The national FFA emblem, consisting of five symbols, is representative of the
history, goals and future of the organization. As a whole, the emblem covers the
broad spectrum FFA and agriculture. Each element within the emblem has unique
significance.
Which of the following statements best exemplifies the FFA emblem’s
importance to its members?
A. Each part of the emblem has a unique significance.
B. Each part of the emblem stands on its own and does not have any
bearing on the emblem as a whole.
C. As a whole the emblem represents the broad spectrum of the rich
history of FFA.
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Use the chart to complete the following questions:
National FFA Membership Trends
# of Members
600000
500000
400000
300000
200000
100000
2007
2004
1999
1992
1989
1978
1974
1960
1950
1940
1930
0
Year
10. According to the above chart, which statement is probably true?
A. Membership should continue to increase over the next two decades.
B. Membership increased more between 2004-2007 than 1930-1940.
C. Membership in the National FFA increased at a higher rate between 19892004 than 1930-1974.
11. According to the chart above, which statement indicates the most likely reason
for the increase in membership from 1960 to 1978?
A. Allowing a more diverse population to join the FFA.
B. Increase in the U.S. Population.
C. More career opportunities in the field of agriculture.
12. The chart above represents FFA membership. Which of the statements would be
most difficult to prove?
A. FFA membership will continue to have increases and decreases over time.
B. FFA membership should continue to increase until 2010 .
C. The diversity of the FFA membership will continue to increase.
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APPENDIX A: UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF FFA
Name:___________________________________________
Develop an Understanding of FFA
Matching: Identify the year each of the following landmark events occurred in the history
of the FFA by selecting the appropriate letter. Each year may be used more than once.
_____1. Smith-Hughes National Vocational Act established
vocational agriculture classes in public schools
_____2. Future Farmers of America established in Kansas City,
MO
_____3. First National FFA president
_____4. National blue and corn gold adopted as official colors of
the FFA
_____5. Official FFA Creed adopted
_____6. First National Public Speaking Event held
_____7. Blue corduroy jacket adopted as official dress
_____8. New Farmers of America founded
_____9. FFA Foundation formed.
_____10. First National FFA Agriculture Proficiency Awards
presented
_____11. FFA Week established during the week of George
Washington’s Birthday
_____12. First FFA-owned national headquarters dedicated in
Alexandria, VA
_____13. Louisiana FFA Association is chartered
_____14. New Farmers of America merges with the Future
Farmers of America
_____15. FFA opens membership to girls
_____16. National FFA Alumni founded
_____17. FFA Official Dress Standards created
_____18. First African-American member selected as a National
Officer, Fred McClure
_____19. Julie Smiley, elected as the first female national officer
_____20. Future Farmers of America changes its name to the
National FFA Organization
_____21. Seventh and eighth grade students allowed to become
FFA members
_____22. New National FFA Center dedicated in Indianapolis, IN
_____23. National FFA Convention moved to Louisville, KY
_____24. FFA Discovery Degree made available for middle school
members
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
l.
m.
n.
o.
p.
q.
r.
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1917
1928
1929
1930
1933
1935
1944
1947
1959
1965
1969
1971
1974
1976
1988
1998
1999
2001
_____25.
_____26.
_____27.
_____28.
_____29.
_____30.
_____31.
_____32.
_____33.
_____34.
_____35.
_____36.
_____37.
_____38.
_____39.
_____40.
Symbolizes “Unity”
Symbolizes “Progress”
Symbolizes “Labor and tillage of the Soil”
Symbolizes “Freedom”
Symbolizes “Knowledge”
Symbolizes need for combination of
learning and leadership
Author of the FFA Creed
FFA membership for students enrolled in
agricultural education in middle school
and high school
FFA membership for students enrolled in
postsecondary schools
FFA membership for individuals who
wish to continue to support FFA as
adults
Membership for community members
who have provided extra-ordinary service
to the FFA at local, state or national
level.
Optional degree of FFA membership for
students in the 7th and 8th grade who
participate in FFA activities.
First high school degree of active FFA
membership where students
demonstrate knowledge of FFA and plan
their SAE
Second level of active membership in
high school which includes development
of leadership skills and the SAE
Third level of active membership in high
school which includes demonstration of
chapter leadership and a highly
developed SAE and is awarded by the
state association.
Highest level of active membership
where students demonstrate outstanding
leadership abilities and community
involvement and the development of an
SAE that may lead to a lifelong career
and is awarded by the national
organization.
a. Agricultural
Education and FFA
b. Owl
c. Eagle
d. Plow
e. Rising Sun
f. Cross section of an
ear of corn
g. E.M. Tiffany
h. Active members
i. Collegiate members
j. Alumni members
k. Honorary members
l. Discovery FFA
Degree
m. Greenhand FFA
Degree
n. Chapter FFA
Degree
o. State FFA Degree
p. American FFA
Degree
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Write the FFA Motto
Write the FFA Mission statement
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