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Postby StaffordCub » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:56 pm

I am hoping to take my Cub to the elementary school at which I substitute teach. I was wondering if anyone else does this (school or public agricultural events) and has educational display posters on the use of Cubs, simple machines (wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, pulley), history of tractors, static display of Cub with technical information and so forth? I would appreciate seeing what you use. If you don't mind sharing this, please contact me. Thanks,
Marty

Eugene
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Postby Eugene » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:37 am

Preface, I'm a retired US Army Warrant Officer, taught high school shop, and tech school auto mechanics. There are a lot of resources available from outside the public school system. The elementary school may be a little below my suggestions. Basically, suggesting to look around for resources.

US military. Contact the local recruiters from the various branches of service. The military branch will bring in demonstrations and explain the requirements, benefits, and educational opportunities. I had the local Reserve unit fly in a helicopter. Had the US Army Engineer School bring in heavy equipment. Coordinated the Engineer School visit with the school Superintendent. Superintendent wanted some grading conducted, which the engineers did on their visit. Actually did this several times. Made me look real good in the Superintendents eyes. The Engineers/demonstrators gave the Superintendent a band to hang around his neck to display the ID badge and keys, which he proudly wore.

Before you jump, only 1 in 10 military member is a "shooter". 90% are support; lawyers, medics, food service, mechanics, construction, police, etc., etc..

Local electric utility company has a static display board. The demonstration covered how electricity was generated, transmitted, and electric safety.

I brought in my aunt to explain and demonstrate hot air balloons.

Wife and I owned a furniture refinishing business. Wife gave classes on finishing wood projects.

Contact the state's Dept. of Transportation and Conservation (wildlife). In Missouri, these departments have trailers for displays and lectures.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Postby Eugene » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:55 pm

Probably should be an edit. As the shop instructor, some activities I helped with and presented that were aimed at elementary school students, evenings and weekends.

Girl Power. An elementary school activity designed to encourage and enlighten girls. The female elementary school teacher presented the idea and told me her thoughts. Got back with the teacher and told her what I had for materials, lesson plan, basically what I could do.

Cub Scouts. Conducted, presented, and completed a number of the Activity Badges in the school shop. Some Merit Badges for the Boy Scouts.

Middle school kids built and shot off rockets and pneumatic rockets. Also built and fired off catapults. Did I mention paper air planes and hot air balloons.

Pick activities that the kids will have fun doing. You can incorporate history, science, math, social studies, etc., in the class.

When I taught school before retiring, my classes were always the second most popular courses in the school system, behind hot lunch.
I have an excuse. CRS.


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