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Ag teachers,

I try to use a variety of video/DVD materials in my classroom to enhance
instruction.  While I do not use all these videos, all the time, or even
in their entirety – I have found that they usually stimulate good
classroom discussions with my students.  Also, rather than spending an
entire class period on a video, sometimes we watch a video over a period
of several days.

I have created worksheets for all the videos that I use in class and I
would be happy to share them with you.  If you are interested, please
send me an email and I will forward you a copy of the student video
sheet and the teacher answer sheet.

FEATURED VIDEO/DVD OF THE WEEK:

Water – The Drop of Life – Farms and Factories (2008) This DVD examines
global water use as it relates to agriculture. The focus is on world
agricultural irrigation practices.  Examined practices include: flooding
fields in Asia, the development of “dry” rice, water as related to beef
and corn production in America, aquifer recharge and the Ogallala
aquifer, central pivot irrigation systems, new irrigation technology and
nozzle design, furrow irrigation, drip irrigation and fertigation in
greenhouse production, irrigating with waste water in Mexico.

Description Amazon.com

“Water: The Drop of Life" is a classic television series that presents a
unique global exploration of what is predicted to be the biggest issue
in the 21st century: coping with the scarcity of fresh water. The story
of water is told with the help of global personalities, including Kofi
Annan, President Jimmy Carter, Shimon Peres”

“Episode 2, "Fuel for Farms and Factories" looks at the role of water in
industry and agriculture. Crop production is a highly water-intensive
activity. Worldwide agriculture accounts for about 70% of all water
removed from rivers, lakes and aquifers. While irrigation seemed to be
the key to successful agriculture, the method turns out to have severe
drawbacks, such as over-exploitation of existing fresh water reservoirs.”

You may purchase a DVD of Water, the Drop of Life - Farms through
Amazon.com.  It is $ 19.95.  Here is a link:
http://www.amazon.com/Water-Drop-Life-Farms-Factories/dp/B001O2SGIG/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1253387123&sr=1-7

- Libby Lintel

Other video worksheets available:

A Man Named Pearl               (Pearl Fryar – SC topiary artist)
A Different Kind of Grocery Store – 60 Minutes looks at Whole Foods
Market
Agriculture – America’s Most Crucial Industry
American Harvest                (Immigrant labor in Agriculture)
Broken Limbs            (Apples in Washington and Sustainable
agriculture)
City Farmers            (Urban agriculture)
Farming the Seas                (Aquaculture)
Fertilizer – Modern Marvels
Gimme Green             (Turf/Lawn Industry)
Guns, Germs, and Steel  (History of Agriculture)
HOME                    (Global, environmental film)
King Corn                       (Modern corn production and processing)
Modern Marvels – Fertilizers
Our Daily Bread         (Industrial Agriculture)
Ripe for Change                 (Agriculture in California)
The Amazing Story of Kudzu



Libby Lintel
Horticulture Teacher
Kennesaw Mountain High School
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