Agriculture: Past - Present - Future - SOC 954
This course is designed to help all classroom teachers increase their agricultural literacy and become more knowledgeable about the importance of agriculture in their own state and nation. No prior agricultural background is required. The scenario for this course uses examples from California's Central Valley. A primary emphasis is placed on small family farms. Teachers explore their own local farm industries to become familiar with contributions and problems faced by farmers, labor contractors, farm workers, and others involved in putting food on our nation's tables. Assignments and materials provide information and practice related to content standards appropriate for agriculture in the classroom instruction.
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