Agriculture Paradigm Shift Poem

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This coming week I am co-teaching with one of my fellow aspiring teachers (Ag. Ed. major) to a group of our classmates. We are teaching them about paradigm shifts through an ag. related activity (Conventional to Alternative Ag.) and then having them write a narrative poem (using 3-5 poetry devices) that shows their understanding of the paradigm shift we walked them through (they will be reading scenarios out loud that represent Kuhn’s model of a paradigm shift). I decided to write an example of one for them to look at:

1000 acres of corn

as yellow as the sun

are grown by farmer Oz.

We spray and spray and spray

to make sure we get paid.

 

Sally Sanders tests the soil

β€œthe land is running dry,”

she cries.

We spray and spray and spray

to make sure we get paid.

 

Person after person

raises concern.

Ideas sprout all around the land.

We spray and spray and spray

to make sure we get paid.

 

An idea stands out among the rest:

to replenish the soil with what is best.

The community still thrives.

No longer do

we spray and spray and spray

to make sure we get paid.

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2 thoughts on “Agriculture Paradigm Shift Poem

    gabrielle157 said:
    November 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Simple and powerful repetition. Cool idea πŸ™‚

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