Does anyone do a breed project that pulls from each of the major livestock area?
Or do you do individual projects with each area (dairy, beef, swine, sheep, horses, goats)?
I'm doing an individual project for each livestock area. Each of my students just finished creating a swine breed book. They had to research a specific breed and each page had to include specific information; history of the breed, development, size, pros and cons, etc. Then each student will read their classmates' books and fill in a chart with required information about each breed. I have a rubric if you're interested. For the horse breeds they will make a one page flyer promoting an assigned breed. For beef cattle they have to make a poster about their assigned breed.
I would love to see your rubric.
My students are already fussing about too many projects..... but I like them LOL and think they learn from them when they do them correctly......
I agree with you! We could show PowerPoints about different breeds (I think I'm going to do this with sheep and goats) but the kids will be bored and won't retain as much if they are researching and creating a project about the breed themselves. I'm sure by the time we get through a few breeds my kids will complain too. Too bad.
I have attached the rubric for the swine breed booklet and a fill in for after the booklets are completed. Each student will then read through the other booklets to get the information needed on their fill in chart. I will take information off the charts for a quiz. I hope this helps!
Thank you for sharing your rubric!
I just stumbled upon your breeds booklet...and really like it. Do you mind if I use it?
Thank you. I don't mind at all, help yourself. I'm glad you'll be able to use it.
I think the swine breed booklet idea is awesome. Do you have an example of what a finished booklet looks like?
Unfortunately I do not have an example of the swine booklet. If I make one I'll be sure to share it.
Would you be willing to share your one page flyer for your horse breeds project?
Hi Sara Beth. I am attaching the rubric I give my kids as well as an example I made. I hope it helps.
I do different things based on the class I have that year but I always love to use this website in some way - it has all the species and common and rare breeds.
I use this project in my Intro to Ag class.
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