Purdue Vocational Agriculture High School Curriculum Development

Helmand Agricultural Solutions for Improved Livelihoods (HASIL)

A collaborative partnership agreement between Purdue University and the already existing system: Mercy Corps, PIN (People in Need), and HASIL (Helmand Agricultural Solutions for Improved Livelihoods) to lay the foundation for the development of curriculum, teacher training, and application of experiential activities for the Agricultural Vocational High Schools of Afghanistan and more specifically the Helmand Agricultural Solutions for Improved Livelihoods (HASIL) project.  Qualified faculty from the College of Agriculture at Kabul University have been utilized in this project to assist as interpreters and workshop facilitators.  The length of the funded project is from May 1, 2008 to present.

Curriculum Development

Dr. Jerry L. Peters, professor of Youth Development and Agricultural Education at Purdue University, leads a team of Purdue curriculum specialists in the development of agricultural lesson plans for the teachers of the 10th grade agriculture students in the areas of: Principles of Animal Husbandry, Principles of Agriculture Economics, Field Crops, and the 11th grade agriculture students in the areas of: Agriculture Machinery, Principles of Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Management, Principles of Horticulture, and Principles of Soil.  The curriculum frame approved by the Ministry of Education in December 2007 is being used as the basis for curriculum development.

Each lesson plan utilizes the following format:

Unit:
Lesson:
Student Learning Objectives:   Instruction in this lesson should result in students achieving the following objectives:
Recommended Teaching Time:
Recommended Resources:
List of Equipment, Tools, Supplies, and Facilities:
Terms:
Interest Approach:

SUMMARY OF CONTENT AND TEACHING STRATEGIES

Objective 1:
Objective 2:
Review/Summary:
Application:
Evaluation:

Technical subject matter was also taken from each lesson plan and placed on PowerPoint Slides for use by the teachers to help supplement their teaching material.  The majority of these lesson plans were placed on the PIN server for ease of transferring from Purdue to Afghanistan.

 


Links to Other Programs Offered by Purdue

National Guard Afghan Agriculture Development Team Training Program
(This is an additional program being done by Purdue)

Afghan Faculty Exchange Program
(This is an additional program being done by Purdue)

Plant Diagnostic Training Program for Afghan A4 Program
(This is an additional program being done by Purdue)

Purdue/USAID Afghan Merit Scholar Program
(This is an additional program being done by Purdue)

A4 Faculty of Veterinary Science Support Program
(This is an additional program being done by Purdue)

Purdue Vocational Agriculture High School Curriculum Development
(This is an additional program being done by Purdue)

Afghan Livestock Assessment Workshop
(This is an additional program being done by Purdue)


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