Welcome to Mr. Brown's Class Web Page
This web page will give you basic information about courses taught in agriculture at YHS. Mr. Brown has been teaching at Yreka High School for over 15 years. Mr. Brown has a Bachelors Degree from UC Berkeley in Landscape Architecture, and a Masters Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Agricultural Education.
This is a brief overview of courses and content:
Small Engines: This course covers the parts and systems in small gasoline engines. Diesel technology, and possible future trends are covered. These trends, and emerging uses for small engines with a variety of fuel types are discussed.
Freshman Requirements: This course gives students a base upon which they can build life-long study skills, in an agricultural context. Binder organization, text comprehension from a variety of sources, and note taking skills are stressed.
Floral Design: This course covers the history and evolution of floral design throughout the world, and the influence on design in North America. Art concepts that relate to floral design are covered, and they include (but are not limited to) Form, Balance, Symmetry, Focal Point, Color, Line, and Cultural Norms. Students are challenged to create designs that will sell in a retail setting. A project fee for those students wishing to take projects home will be discussed.
Introduction to Ag. Mechanics: This project based course starts with proper tool identification and use. Safety is the cornerstone of the shop experience, and this necessitates a level of maturity that is vital. A shop fee is charged for materials used during the course.