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Agricultural Education
Agricultural Leadership and Personal Development
This is a one unit course that is designed to further develop leadership and personal skills. Content will include leadership theory and attributes, developing leadership skills, conflict resolution, planning and carrying out meetings, using parliamentary procedure, preparing and making speeches, organizing communication campaigns, managing tasks and teams, loyalty, personal appearance and health, and ethics. FFA and supervised experience will be included, as appropriate.
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Introduction to Agriscience

Unit AGL1: Leadership and personal
development in agriculture (5 hours)

Benchmark AGL1-1: Students will discuss
the meaning and importance of leadership in the agricultural industry.

Benchmark AGL1-2: Students will discuss
the meaning and importance of personal development in agriculture.

Benchmark AGL1-3: Students will
identify student and youth organization activities that promote leadership and
personal development.

Unit AGL2: Leadership and personal
development for career entry and advancement (5 hours)

Benchmark AGL2-1: Students will explain
the role of leadership skills in agricultural occupation entry and advancement.

Benchmark AGL2-2: Students will name
and describe important personal skills for success in agricultural careers.

Unit AGL3: Leadership theory (16 hours)

Benchmark AGL3-1: Students will list
and explain the traits of effective leaders.

Benchmark AGL3-2: Students will name
three leadership styles and explain each.

Benchmark AGL3-3: Students will explain
the meaning of character and relate character traits to leadership skills.

Benchmark AGL3-4: Students will discuss
the role of personal responsibility in leadership development.

Benchmark AGL3-5: Students will
describe how leadership style may vary with the environment in which leadership
is provided.

Benchmark AGL3-6: Students will explain
the roles of ethics, honesty, and values in leadership.

Benchmark AGL3-7: Students will discuss
the importance of listening and identify ways to improve listening skills.

Unit AGL4: Social skills (17 hours)

Benchmark AGL4-1: Students will define
social skills and discuss importance in leadership and personal development.

Benchmark AGL4-2: Students will list
important areas of social skills and explain how each of these is important and
can be developed.

Benchmark AGL4-3: Students will
demonstrate appropriate dining behavior.

Benchmark AGL4-4: Students will
demonstrate appropriate greetings, introductions, and proper handshaking

Benchmark AGL4-5: Students will relate
personal appearance and hygiene to social skills and indicate qualities
associated with dress and grooming.

Benchmark AGL4-6: Students will explain
the importance of fitness, diet, and rest, including appropriate health and
dental care.

Benchmark AGL4-7: Students will explain
the meaning and importance of stress and indicate approaches for coping with

Benchmark AGL4-8: Students will discuss
personal conflict and identify approaches to use in reducing conflict.

Benchmark AGL4-9: Students will explain
the importance of loyalty and keeping commitments.

Benchmark AGL4-10: Students will
demonstrate appropriate oral communication skills in everyday conversations,
including telephone usage.

Unit AGL5: Life goals (12 hours)

Benchmark AGL5-1: Students will explain
the meaning and importance of goal setting.

Benchmark AGL5-2: Students will name
and distinguish among the kinds of goals.

Benchmark AGL5-3: Students will prepare
a written statement of personal goals along with a plan for achievement.

Benchmark AGL5-4: Students will explain
the meaning of risk and its role in attaining goals.

Benchmark AGL5-5: Students will discuss
self-concept and name approaches in developing a positive self-concept.

Benchmark AGL5-6: Students will explain
motivation and name approaches for motivation of self and others.

Unit AGL6: Group leadership (19 hours)

Benchmark AGL6-1: Students will explain
the meaning and importance of consensus and team building.

Benchmark AGL6-2: Students will discuss
the importance of meetings and how to conduct a good meeting.

Benchmark AGL6-3: Students will
demonstrate how to plan for a meeting, including the development of an order of

Benchmark AGL6-4: Students will
demonstrate qualities of the presiding officer at a meeting.

Benchmark AGL6-5: Students will
demonstrate skills in keeping and reporting minutes of a meeting.

Unit AGL7: Parliamentary procedure (20

Benchmark AGL7-1: Students will explain
the meaning and importance of parliamentary procedure.

Benchmark AGL7-2: Students will
identify and phrase various motions, including principal, privileged,
incidental, subsidiary, and unclassified motions.

Benchmark AGL7-3: Students will discuss
the meaning of a second and how to make a second to a motion.

Benchmark AGL7-4: Students will
demonstrate methods of voting and how results are determined and reported.

Benchmark AGL7-5: Students will explain
the use of committees and demonstrate how to establish committees and receive
reports in a meeting.

Benchmark AGL7-6: Students will
demonstrate the abilities of members and the presiding officer in conducting a
meeting that uses parliamentary procedure.

Unit AGL8: Public speaking (19 hours)

Benchmark AGL8-1: Students will name
and distinguish among the kinds of public speeches.

Benchmark AGL8-2: Students will
demonstrate the characteristics of a good public speaker.

Benchmark AGL8-3: Students will prepare
and deliver a speech, including developing an outline, gathering and organizing
information, and using visuals.

Benchmark AGL8-4: Students will
demonstrate appropriate posture and podium use in giving a speech.

Unit AGL9: Agricultural education (7

Benchmark AGL9-1: Students will
appropriately integrate and apply leadership and personal development skills in
their supervised experience.

AGL9-2: Students will identify opportunities for participation and advancement
in the FFA related to leadership and personal development.

Agricultural Education I: Core - CTTC

Mpower: An Officer's Guide to Chaptr Leadership, 2nd edition. 2005. National FFA Organization.

Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success, Ricketts. 1997.

Developing Leadership and Personal Skills, Hunter, Stewart, Scheil, Terry, Jr., and Fraze. 1997. Interstate Publishers.

Public Speaking, Presentations, and Communications. CEV Multimedia.

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Ag Communications Agricultural Communications