Today we will talk about how education was revolutionized in 1917 through the Smith-Hugh Act. We will discuss how the Smith-Hughes act gave birth to the FFA organization. As we enter this year's exploration of the agriculture, we need to understand where the roots that gave birth to CTE were planted and are continuing the grow.
Click Here for the Smith-Hughes Video played in class
Click Here for the FFA History Video Played in class
As you work to finish your portfolio, remember that the portfolio is what sets the stage for the importance of the issue. The portfolio serves as a significant part of the helping educate people about how to become engaged. If you adequate represent the entirety of the issue, you will find it less complicated to visit with people about the issue. Ultimately, you want people to know that facts, so they can make intelligent and informed decisions in policy and discussion.
Once you are finished with your portfolio your group will need to start laying out your presentation. I am asking that your write thoughts out, in either an outline identifying specific sentences/statements that you are intending to make. This way each side of the presentation is adequately represented. Each person needs to serve a speaking role. The extent of the speaking roles needs to be fairly balanced. When preparing your presentation it would be best to have a moderator to keep the representation of the sides balanced. This person is likely guide the discussion in the presentation by asking questions that each of the remaining group members would respond to. Refer to slides 16-21 in the PowerPoint from class for help organizing the content of your presentation.
You will be expected to be finished and have presented your issue the class by nutrition break on Monday (9/18). The presentations will be evaluated based on providing a more in-depth look at the information from the portfolio.