Overview

Chapters 10 and 11 will be combined into one unit.  Both of these chapters relate to land use with chapter 10 being more associated with general land usage and chapter 11 being more narrowly focused to human nutritional needs and use of land for agriculture.  This unit is much lighter on the science, but we will move quickly through it, so it is vital to keep up with the pace both in and out of class!

Unit Schedule

Objectives:

Module 29

Class Agenda:

  1. Overview of Land Use and Classification (Slides)
  2. Land Use Concepts & Classification journal entry (document here) (Link 1 - BLM - USFS - NPS - FWS)

Additional Resources:

Tragedy of the Commons Original Paper

Elinor Ostrom and Self-Regulation Lecture

Ethics of Wildlife Management

Homework:

  1. Read module 29 and complete associated objectives.
  2. Complete land use concepts and classification journal entry (document here)

Objectives:

Module 30

Class Agenda:

  1. Discuss land management practices (Slides)
  2. Land Management practices journal entry (document here)

Useful Links:

  1. BLM Rangelands and Grazing
  2. USFS Ecological Perspective
  3. NPS Overview
  4. NPS Park Science
  5. National Wildlife Refuge System
  6. About NEPA
  7. EIS Process
  8. Smart Growth

Interesting Current Events:

  1. Current arctic weather "outbreak"
  2. Polar vortex information: should we worry?
  3. Frostbite information

Homework:

  1. Read module 30 and complete associated objectives.
  2. Complete land management practices journal entry (document here)

Objectives:

Modules 29 & 30

Class Agenda:

  1. Snow/Cold Day or Review

Homework:

  1. Complete chapter 10 objectives

Objectives:

Module 31

Class Agenda:

  1. Sustainable Farming (Joel Salatin Talk) (Reference)
  2. High Tech Farming - Read and take notes (Article)
  3. Nutritional Needs Notes (Slides)
  4. Food Security - Read and take notes (Link)

Homework:

  1. Read module 31 and complete associated objectives
  2. Complete class assignments

Objectives:

Module 31a

Class Agenda:

  1. Mechanized Farming Discussion (Slides)
  2. Large-Scale Farming Journal Entry (document here)

Useful Links:

  1. Counting Calories in Agriculture
  2. Crop Energy Subsidies
  3. Norman Borlaug & The Green Revolution
  4. Costs and Benefits of the Green Revolution
  5. Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment

Homework:

  1. Read module 32a (includes text under "Modern industrial farming methods have transformed agriculture" - stop reading at GMOs) and complete associated objectives
  2. Complete class assignments
  3. Chapter 10 objectives and journal entries checked next class

Objectives:

Module 31b

Class Agenda:

  1. Pesticide Notes (Slides) - go through these in groups/on your own, there is material presented that is not in the textbook.
  2. Five Major Classes of Chemical Pesticides (Notes) - know the major classes of chemical pesticide and understand their usage and effects
  3. DDT and Biomagnification (Document) - go through questions, you do not need to write answers out, but should understand how to answer the questions in the document
  4. GMO Overview (Slides) - In class discussion
  5. GMO Controversy Case Study (Document) - Answer questions at the end of the document. This will be due on exam day.
  6. GMO Sustainability (Article) - annotate/understand the major premises

Homework:

  1. Finish reading module 32 and complete associated objectives
  2. Complete agenda items

Objectives:

Modules 32 & 33

Class Agenda:

  1. Farming Practices Speed Dating (Farming Styles Summary)
  2. Review farming techniques
  3. Catch up on work from previous classes

Homework:

  1. Read module 33 and complete associated objectives
  2. Complete in class assignments

Objectives:

Chapter 11 Review

Class Agenda:

  1. Game of Life Agriculture Style
  2. Review/wrap-up chapters 10/11

Homework:

  1. Complete agriculture game of life questions
  2. Complete all assignments due on exam day
  3. Study for chapter 10/11 exam next class.

There is A LOT of information covered in chapters 10 and 11. Please really make a concerted effort to study in a focused manner free of social media even when on your own at home. None of the concepts in these chapters are overly difficult, but the volume of information that is contained in these chapters in very heavy!

Assignments Due on Test Day

Late assignments are worth 50% this semester and can be turned in up to one week after the due date for 50% credit. After one week, assignments are no longer accepted.

  1. Chapter 10 & 11 Objectives
  2. Day 1 - Land use concepts & classification module 29 journal entry (see day 1 agenda for resources to complete this assignment)
  3. Day 2 - Land management practices module 30 journal entry (see day 2 agenda for resources to complete this assignment)
  4. Day 3 - No assignments due (catch up day)
  5. Day 4 - Food Security notes (Link)
  6. Day 5 - Large-scale farming module 32 journal entry (see day 5 agenda for resources to complete this assignment)
  7. Day 6 - GMO controversy case study analysis questions (see day 6 agenda for details).
  8. Day 7 - Farming Practices Speed Dating (Farming Styles Summary) - see day 7 agenda for details
  9. Day 8 - Game of Life Agriculture Style Review

Topics to Study for Exam

  1. Watch videos from each day that has an associated video
  2. Review assignments from each class day (ones that will be turned in and ones that are not going to be collected - they are all important)
  3. Review objectives
  4. Review specifically...
    1. The tragedy of the commons
    2. Maximum sustainable yield
    3. International categories of public lands
    4. US classifications of public lands
    5. Federal land use and agency oversight of land
    6. Rangelands and grazing
    7. Forestry and timber harvest practices, fire management and usage
    8. National parks, park management and human interactions within national parks
    9. Wildlife refuges and management
    10. Federal regulation of land use, NEPA, EIS, environmental mitigation plans and the endangered species act
    11. Urban sprawl causes and consequences
    12. Smart growth concepts
    13. Nutrition concepts and food security
    14. Undernutrition, overnutrition, malnutrition causes and consequences
    15. Energy subsidy
    16. The green revolution concepts
    17. Agricultural mechanization and economies of scale
    18. Irrigation and issues of waterlogging and salinization
    19. Fertilizer use and synthetic vs organic fertilizer issues
    20. Monocropping
    21. Pesticide use including pesticide persistence, selective vs broad-spectrum pesticide issues, pesticide resistance, and the pesticide treadmill
    22. Genetic engineering (GMO) costs and benefits
    23. GMO scientific and public concerns and regulation
    24. High density animal farming (CAFOs) benefits, costs and humane nature of
    25. Fishery management, cause of fishery collapse and bycatch issues
    26. Alternative farming techniques of shifting agriculture, nomadic grazing, intercropping and agricultural forestry
    27. No-till agriculture pros and cons
    28. Integrated pest management (IPM) techniques and benefits to IPM
    29. Organic agriculture benefits and issues
    30. Sustainable fishing techniques and individual transferable quotas (ITQs)
    31. Aquaculture pros and cons
  5. Rewrite your notes in a different format (venn diagrams, organizational flow charts, diagrams, etc....)
  6. Be able to describe how ALL information from chapters 10 and 11 is related.
  7. Try practice quizzes after each module & chapters 10 and 11.

Practice Quiz and Test Answers

  1. Module 29 (1c, 2d, 3c, 4d, 5e)
  2. Module 30 (1d, 2b, 3d, 4b, 5d)
  3. Chapter 10 (1d, 2b, 3c, 4a, 5e, 6e, 7a, 8a, 9c, 10e, 11d, 12b)
  4. Module 31 (1e, 2b, 3c, 4a, 5a)
  5. Module 32 (1c, 2d, 3d, 4e, 5e)
  6. Module 33 (1b, 2c, 3d, 4e, 5b)
  7. Chapter 11 (1b, 2e, 3d, 4c, 5e, 6a, 7c, 8b, 9d, 10d, 11a, 12b, 13e, 14c, 15a, 16e)

FRQ Information

  1. To prepare for a true AP testing experience, be ready to answer an FRQ question on any information presented in class, in the textbook and within additional links from each day.

Objectives:

Chapters 10 & 11

Class Agenda:

  1. Chapter 10/11 Exam

Homework:

  1. Read module 34 and begin chapter 12 and 13 objectives

Contact: Jeff.Batey@D214.org