Part of Lesson Plan: What is the FFA? (first year members) Lesson 2 of 4
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"Yesterday we discussed examples of why to get involved in the FFA, who will share the 4 main categories with us?" Allow for sharing. Students were also asked to talk to their parents about the clubs/organizations they were in and why. Allow for sharing. Next ask students to think about the following question..."Great responses, thanks for sharing. As we move forward with this information on organizations, think for a moment about the answer to this question: What do you believe the most important event in our country's history is?" Allow for responses and ask them why they chose the given event. Ask them what they know about the event and why it is important to them? Where did they learn about this event? After some discussion, ask them, "How much do you really know about the FFA? Why are the jackets blue corduroy? Were girls always allowed? Does everyone in here need to raise an animal? Why is there an FFA and how did it start?" Allow students to share. Now ask students to think about how they would answer this question, "If you were asked in an elevator what the FFA was, what would you say?" Tell students that they are now one of the elite members of the FFA, it is a privilege to be a member and is limited to only students in agriculture classes. Today we are going to take a look at where the FFA came from, its most important events in history, and its purpose today.
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