Landscaping & Turf Science Syllabus

Landscaping and Turf Science

Syllabus

  1. Important Dates.

     

    Week 1-2 – Safety                             

                Week 3-4 – Standard 1-2

    Week 5-6 – Standard 5

    Week 7-8 – Standard 6

    Week 9-10 – Standard 3

    Week 11-12 – Standard 4

    Week 13-14 – Standard 7

    Week 15-16 – Standard 8-9

    Week 17-18 – Review & Mid-term

    Week 19-20 – Standard 10-11

    Week 21-22 – Standard 12-13

    Week 23-24 – Standard 14-15

    Week 25-26 – Standard 16-17

    Week 27-28 – Standard 18-19

    Week 29-30 – Standard 20-21

    Week 31-32 – Standard 22-23

    Week 34-36 – Review & Exam

     

  2. Rules

 

  • See Handbook for school rules.
  • No one uses shop bathroom.
  • Drinks/snacks are allowed until they become a problem.
  • The shop/office is not a lounge for students.
  • No students are to be behind the teacher’s desk.
  • Students are to respect the room and the shop.
  • Students are to respect each other.
  • No one is to leave the room or shop without the teacher’s permission.
  • Substitutes are to be respected as the regular teacher.
  • Please review the attached standards then sign and return to school.

 

  1. Grading Scale

     

    Tests/Lab Activities               75%

    Midterm/Final                       25%

    Total                                       100%

     

     

     

     

  2. Vineyard

     

    We are proud to announce that we have started a small vineyard on campus here at Hampshire.  We are working with local winery’s to eventually be able to produce our own brand of grape juice and grape cider.  The students will be using the vineyard to put what is learned in class to use.  With that being said, we are planning on tour the local wineries to learn how to manage our vineyard and how to harvest the grapes (Dates TBA).  If you do not want your student to tour the wineries on those days, we will find an alternative activity for them to engage in.  They will not lose grade points for not going on the tours.  We are raising the vineyard to aid in learning and to show how people can have a functioning farm enterprise on a small plot of land.  We are not promoting wine making or consumption.  The grapes we have chosen to grow are Concord Grapes.  They are used for grape juice, table grapes, and of course wine.  We are focused on juice and table grape production.  Although your student can be excused from the tours, I cannot excuse them from the on-campus responsibilities of the vineyard.  If you have any questions, please contact me at the school.  My information is listed in the next section.

     

  3. Other info

 

This year, we will be using the ICEV program for the majority of this class.  I will have lab activities that aid in the learning process.  This program allows the students to work online at their own pace to cover the material.  The grades will be taken from the program and loaded into the INOW student management system.  I will hopefully upload grades every two weeks.  You can check your students progress by either logging on to the INOW account or by asking your student to log on to the ICEV program.  Each student will have their own password to access the lessons.  I will give a deadline for each lesson.  If the student has not completed the lessons by the deadline they cannot receive full credit.  If you have any concerns or questions concerning the material covered in this class feel free to call me at 931-285-2300 ext. 4040 or email me at jonesj11@mauryk12.org.  I am asking you as the parent to sign in the spaces below letting me know that you have received and reviewed the standards for this class.  Your student will not be allowed to begin the lab activities until the signatures are returned to me (You can keep the top portion for your records) .  I will go over the standards in class with the students.  Please list any medical issues that you feel I should know about your student.  Thanks for your time.

 

 

Jon Paul Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Landscaping and Turf Science

 

2018-19

 

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Standards and Competencies for Landscaping and Turf Science (Course # 5951) 2018-19

 

Begin-End Yr

Standard 1 - Gather and analyze labor data from sources such as the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Tennessee Department of Labor to predict the employment outlook in landscaping and turf...

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1.1 - Gather and analyze labor data from sources such as the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Tennessee Department of Labor to predict the employment outlook in landscaping and turf...

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Standard 2 - Explain general occupational and horticulture industry safety standards. Identify commonly used machinery and equipment and develop a checklist of associated safety and maintenance procedures...

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2.1 - Explain general occupational and horticulture industry safety standards. Identify commonly used machinery and equipment and develop a checklist of associated safety and maintenance procedures...

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Standard 3 - Develop illustrative models that identify the basic parts of trees and shrubs. Demonstrate the ability to visually identify and distinguish between common tree and shrub species used for landscaping...

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3.1 - Develop illustrative models that identify the basic parts of trees and shrubs. Demonstrate the ability to visually identify and distinguish between common tree and shrub species used for landscaping...

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Standard 4 - Using descriptive text, summarize methods for general care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, including planting, pruning, mulching, and fertilizing techniques. Drawing on research and technical...

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4.1 - Using descriptive text, summarize methods for general care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, including planting, pruning, mulching, and fertilizing techniques. Drawing on research and technical...

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Standard 5 - Visually identify and distinguish among common ground cover, vines, plants used for landscaping. Differentiate function, form, and growth requirements for common perennials, annuals, and biennials.

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5.1 - Visually identify and distinguish among common ground cover, vines, plants used for landscaping. Differentiate function, form, and growth requirements for common perennials, annuals, biennials...

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Standard 6 - Assess methods for general care and maintenance of ground cover, vines, and plants, including planting, pruning, mulching, and fertilizing techniques. Recommend specific vines and ground covers...

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6.1 - Assess methods for general care and maintenance of ground cover, vines, and plants, including planting, pruning, mulching, and fertilizing techniques. Recommend specific vines and ground covers...

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Standard 7 - Cite specific textual evidence to compare and contrast the functions and components of turf grasses of common turf grass species. Demonstrate the ability to visually identify and distinguish between...

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7.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to compare and contrast the functions and components of turf grasses of common turf grass species. Demonstrate the ability to visually identify and distinguish between...

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Standard 8 - Describe methods for the establishment and maintenance of turf grasses, including soil preparation, installation, water, nutrient and pH needs, and fertilizing techniques, attending to appropriate...

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8.1 - Describe methods for the establishment and maintenance of turf grasses, including soil preparation, installation, water, nutrient and pH needs, and fertilizing techniques, attending to appropriate...

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Standard 9 - Evaluate and compare special management needs of residential, commercial, and sports turf. Identify management practices and associated equipment requirements for mowing, irrigation and weed...

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9.1 - Evaluate and compare special management needs of residential, commercial, and sports turf. Identify management practices and associated equipment requirements for mowing, irrigation, and weed...

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Standard 10 - Identify and classify basic ornamental flowers and plants (i.e. potted, cut) used for the commercial interior plantscape, and summarize their propagation, installation techniques, and maintenance...

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10.1 - Identify and classify basic ornamental flowers and plants (i.e. potted, cut) used for the commercial interior plantscape, and summarize their propagation, installation techniques and maintenance...

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Standard 11 - Identify and recommend effective management practices for the interior environment, including light, humidity, growing media, and disease and pest control. Compare and contrast decorative accessory...

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11.1 - Identify and recommend effective management practices for the interior environment, including light, humidity, growing media, and disease and pest control. Compare and contrast decorative accessory...

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Standard 12 - Identify and compare the common landscape and turf grass pests and their respective prevention and control methods. Categorize the basic types of pesticides and describe their application methods...

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12.1 - Identify and compare the common landscape and turf grass pests and their respective prevention and control methods. Categorize the basic types of pesticides and describe their application methods...

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Standard 13 - Demonstrate in a setting or in a presentation the ability to properly mix and apply pesticides precisely, attending to important safety standards, selection, handling, application, storage...

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13.1 - Demonstrate in a setting or in a presentation the ability to properly mix and apply pesticides precisely, attending to important safety standards, selection, handling, application, storage...

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Standard 14 - Develop a written resource describing the seven principles of xeriscaping and indications for use in landscapes, citing specific textual evidence.

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14.1 - Develop a written resource describing the seven principles of xeriscaping and indications for use in landscapes, citing specific textual evidence.

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Standard 15 - Examine the various types of water gardens and pools and their applications for landscape enhancement. Develop a customer information packet outlining best management practices to maintian...

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15.1 - Examine the various types of water gardens and pools and their applications for landscape enhancement. Develop a customer information packet outlining best management practices to maintian...

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Standard 16 - Compare and contrast different irrigation systems and summarize their advantages and disadvantages. Identify irrigation tools and system components and their function or application. Applying basic...

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16.1 - Compare and contrast different irrigation systems and summarize their advantages and disadvantages. Identify irrigation tools and system components and their function or application. Applying basic...

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Standard 17 - Design an irrigation system for a residential landscape and develop a bid presentation that identifies the project timeline, required permits, costs of installation and selected materials.

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17.1 - Design an irrigation system for a residential landscape and develop a bid presentation that identifies the project timeline, required permits, costs of installation and selected materials.

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Standard 18 - Interpret topographical and soil maps to evaluate site suitability for selected landscape plants. Create a site analysis checklist to evaluate a proposed landscape site.

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18.1 - Interpret topographical and soil maps to evaluate site suitability for selected landscape plants. Create a site analysis checklist to evaluate a proposed landscape site.

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Standard 19 - Develop a list of tools and skills necessary for drafting landscape designs, including computer-assisted methods. Demonstrate the use of drafting tools and design equipment to create a basic...

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19.1 - Develop a list of tools and skills necessary for drafting landscape designs, including computer-assisted methods. Demonstrate the use of drafting tools and design equipment to create a basic...

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Standard 20 - Explore landscape design principles ot outline the components of a comprehensive landscape design plan. Prepare comprehensive landscape plans using prospective residential and commercial plots...

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20.1 - Explore landscape design principles ot outline the components of a comprehensive landscape design plan. Prepare comprehensive landscape plans using prospective residential and commercial plots...

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Standard 21 - Compare and contrast different business models. Create a chart to illustrate the use, advantages, and disadvantages of each. Research successful landscaping and turf grass management businesses...

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21.1 - Compare and contrast different business models. Create a chart to illustrate the use, advantages, and disadvantages of each. Research successful landscaping and turf grass management businesses...

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Standard 22 - Using industry-specific terminology, explain the process for preparing a price estimate for landscape designs and packages. Create a price estimate and develop a presentation to secure a bid on a...

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22.1 - Using industry-specific terminology, explain the process for preparing a price estimate for landscape designs and packages. Create a price estimate and develop a presentation to secure a bid on a...

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Standard 23 - Demonstrate the ability to interpret and read landscape drawings by measuring and calculating materials needed to execute the plan. Evaluate factors that affect profitability.

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23.1 - Demonstrate the ability to interpret and read landscape drawings by measuring and calculating materials needed to execute the plan. Evaluate factors that affect profitability.

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23 Competencies