Macon Beck
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
High School
  • Equine
  • Management
  • horse
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    Equine Facilities Project



    Equine Facilities Project


    Grade Level: 9th - 12th

    Subject: Animal Science

    Duration: 4 days

    DOK Level: 4

    SAMR Level: Augmentation

    Indiana Standard: AS-9.1 Identify facilities needed to house and produce each animal species safely and efficiently

    AS-9.2 Select equipment and implement animal handling procedures and improvements

    AS-9.3 Identify optimal environmental conditions for animals

    Objective: The students will be able to apply the principles learned in animal management to design a equine facilities that meets the needs of a given scenario.


    1. Hold a class discussion on the requirements that need to be met to house a horse properly. Ask the students to answer the Following questions, “What do you feel is the most important need to address when planning a facility and why?” “What questions do you need to ask the owner?”

    2. Divide the students into pairs.

    3. Handout and explain the expectations of the Equine Facilities Project. Use google classroom to handout the project sheet and keep posted on the student's progress.

    4. Demonstrate the FBI Planner Program . Allow the students to research and use their own method to create the blueprint of the facilities.

    5. Day 2 Check progress of the students. Make sure the students have a plan and system to get the project complete

    6. Day 3 Check the students’ written descriptions for the project. Make sure there are no misunderstandings to this point

    7. Day 4 Have the students present their ideas to the rest of the class.

    Product or Assessment: The students product will consist of a blueprint of the facilities and a written description describing the blueprint with reasoning/justification to the decision that were made.