This complete curriculum consist of 15 teaching modules based on facts and practical usage of energy and cost saving techniques on farms. You will not find biased information toward one type of energy over the other. Includes extensive list of energy Links and resources
Simply download any ag energy module you need for use in your classroom and start teaching. If you need an entire semester of material, download the full course. Modify the files as you wish to suit your program
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
We recommend you use the entire curriculum, but we also realize that many instructors may just need one module such as Biofuels in Agriculture, Solar in Agriculture, etc. The modules are set up to be used in succession, however you can modify them to fit your needs. You can mix and match any of these modules to make up your own curriculum if you wish. Some instructors may want to package the modules for use in an online course, but keep in mind these modules were developed for a F2F (face to face) live course. You would need to modify the files to make them effective in an online course through the use of voice over narrations, animations, and other interactions such as online discussions.
- PowerPoint 2007 or greater
- Mac or PC
- High speed internet
What you get
This area is entirely FREE to download and use for use in your classroom or anywhere else.
All files are in PowerPoint (.pptx) format.
Your download will consist of a .zip file. Simply extract it to reveal the Module folder. Each Module you download will have the same format.
It will include the Module Syllabus, PowerPoint Presentation, and a Student Handouts folder.
How to Use the Presentations
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
The curriculum designer on this project was Tim Benedict who is from a rural farming community in Illinois. Tim holds a Masters of Environmental Studies from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He would be pleased to receive feedback about the curriculum for future revisions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Assessment is included.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Energy Links and Resources (extensive list!)
There is high interest among the forums in the topic of agriculture-based renewable energy technologies and the need to create jobs that meet energy demands in rural areas. In the last decade, bioscience has become one of the nation’s most significant sectors in research and economic activity and grew by 4.6% across the U.S., adding close to 270,000 jobs nationally. Agriculture biotechnology products totaled less than $1 billion in 1995, but grew to $10 billion in 2005. More than 1,100 companies are engaged in Iowa’s biosciences industry, employing over 72,000 highly-skilled workers. Some of the most promising biobased products are produced in immense quantities in rural areas. Learn more about the background of this project >>