Goal: To introduce students to a key component of an FFA program, the FFA Creed. Students
should gain an understanding of the FFA Creed’s history, meaning and significance.
Description: Follow along as this presentation details the history of the FFA Creed as well as a
detailed description of its contents and meaning.
- To explain the purpose of a creed.
- To learn and explain the background and history of the FFA Creed.
- To memorize and recite the FFA Creed.
- To analyze the meaning and significance of the FFA Creed.
Day one: Students will take the first paragraph of the creed and break it down. Students will use critical thinking to decide what the paragraph is saying, write it in their own words and what it means to them and draw a small simple picture to relate to the paragraph.
Day Two: Students will have a short activity at the beginning of the class to review yesterday’s paragraph. I will have the first paragraph cut into one word pieces and the class will work together to piece it together. Once completed students will write the second paragraph into their journal and write about how it can relate to their life in 4 or more sentences. We will have a class discussion about what students wrote.
Day Three: Students will have a short activity at the beginning of the class to review yesterday’s paragraph. I will have the second paragraph cut into one word pieces and the class will work together to piece it together. Students will then receive the handout of the third paragraph and be asked to write it out using symbols. Ie. for ‘I believe’ I would draw an eyeball and then a bee and a leaf.
Day Four: SUB DAY Students will write out fourth and fifth paragraph into their journals write about what it means and how it applies to their lives. After writing students will discuss what they wrote about.
Day 5-8: As a class students will recite the creed over and over to practice memorization
Day 9-10 : Students will one by one present the creed to the class for a test grade and to complete one of the requirements of their greenhand degree.
Students will be assigned groups and be given an officer position. They will be asked to look over opening ceremonies and memorize the part that corresponds to their officer position. After two days class time students will present opening ceremonies as a group.
Duration: 1 Week
Goal: To give students and understanding of the importance of officers, traditions and parliamentary procedures within an FFA chapter.
Description: Follow along as this series provides a brief description of parliamentary procedure, FFA officers, FFA meeting setup and agenda. This presentation also showcases the National Officer Team as they recite the FFA opening and closing ceremonies, describe the duties of each FFA officer and what the position means to them. The Anson, TX FFA Chapter demonstrates the presentation and oral questions portion of the FFA Parliamentary Procedure contest. Guidelines, protocols and a breakdown of the FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event contest are also featured. This presentation features the 2012-13 National FFA Officer Team (Blaze Currie, Team Leader/National Officer Manager), Anson, TX FFA Chapter Conducting Team as well as the Anson, TX FFA Greenhand Chapter Conducting Team (Stephen Scitern, Anson FFA Advisor).
- To define parliamentary procedure and identify the reasons for using it.
- To discuss the reasons and significance for FFA ceremonies and officers.
- To demonstrate opening and closing ceremonies.
- To learn how to properly run a productive and efficient FFA meeting.
Media Type: power-point
Duration: at least one week – two weeks
Goal: To introduce students to the National FFA Organization and what it has to offer them as a member.
Description: Follow along as this series provides a description and break down of the National FFA
Organization. Students will learn the history and traditions of the National FFA Organization, as well as
discover what this organization can offer them in terms of competitions, scholarships and personal
1. To explain how, when and why the FFA was organized.
2. To explain the mission and strategies, colors, motto, vision, creed, emblem and organizational
structure of the FFA.
3. To explain the purpose of a Program of Activities and its committee structure and the importance of
officers, meetings, conferences and conventions.
4. To describe official FFA dress for males and females and how to appropriately wear the FFA jacket.
5. To describe the levels of memberships and the awards and degrees associated with these.
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