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Animal Science II Small Animal

This course is designed to enhance agricultural awareness with an emphasis on the broad field of small animals.  There are many uses for small animals today with companion animals and pocket pets making up a multi‐billion dollar industry.  Students will explore the industry and learn care techniques that will assist them regardless of future endeavors. Work‐based learning strategies appropriate for this course are provided through supervised agricultural experiences and field trips.  FFA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. 

 Each student should bring to class the following:
-Writing Utensil (pen or pencil) 

Students will abide by the class rules at all times.

1. Listen and follow directions.
2.Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
3.Abstain from behavior that inhibits learning.
4.Remain in your seat.
5.Treat others with respect.
6.Bring materials to class.
7.Smile and have fun! 

1st time: Warning
2nd time: Minute after class/consultation on behavior
3rd time: Call parents/consultation on student behavior
4th time: Office referral

Course Outline:
A. Leadership Development in the Agricultural Education Program
B. The Small Animal Care Industry
C. Anatomy and Physiology
D. Animal Breeds and Basic Management 

Agricultural students are expected to join the FFA. It is an intracurricular activity and will be an integral part of the class. FFA dues are $13. 

Agricultural students will be required to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience project. 

Grading Scale:
Six weeks grades will be calculated from tests, quizzes, classwork, homework and writing assignments.
A 93-100
B 85-92
C 77-84
D 70-76
F 0-69
Final grade will be determined by 1st six weeks grade, 2nd six weeks grade, 3rd six weeks grade, Final exam, FFA, and SAE. 

 How to Achieve Success:
In order to be successful in Animal Science II - Small Animal, students must be able to listen during class and follow the class rules. In addition, students should complete and turn in all assignments. Also, students need to review their notes and assignments before each test. If a student has any questions or concerns, they should feel free to let me know. I will be more than willing to help.

Pacing Guide and Course Content:

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