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California Poultry Curriculum Project

Poultry Curriculum

This curriculum kit includes the following lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations:

  • Introduction to the Poultry Industry

  • History of Poultry Production

  • Chicken Genetics and Reproduction

  • Turkey Reproduction

  • Broiler Production

  • Egg Laying Hens

  • Turkey Production

  • Egg Processing

  • Poultry Processing

  • Niche Poultry Markets

  • Poultry Anatomy and Physiology

  • Poultry Health and Welfare

  • Poultry Biosecurity

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and California State University, Fresno collaborated on the development of this project. Under faculty supervision, students from both universities worked for over 6 months contacting industry experts and researching poultry information to develop the lesson plans. Then a professional curriculum consultant aligned the lesson plans to California Career Technical Education Content Standards in Agriculture. Some of the lesson plans also support California Academic Content Standards. The standards alignment is fairly broad. As each instructor teaches the lesson, additional standards may apply, depending upon the activities chosen to enhance the concepts.

Please feel free to contact the California Poultry Federation (CPF) or the other resources listed here with any questions regarding the poultry industry.

Cody Penfold
California Poultry Federation Outreach and Education Director


Additional Poultry Resources

Word format and PowerPoint

Curriculum Files (PDF)

1- Introduction to the Poultry Industry/Introduction to the Poultry Industry   Assessment

2- History of Poultry Production/History of Poultry Production  Assessment

3 - Chicken Genetics and Reproduction  Assessment

4 - Turkey Reproduction/Turkey Reproduction  Assessment

5 - Broiler Production/Broiler Production Assessment

6 - Egg Laying Hens/Egg Laying Hens  Assessment

7 - Turkey Production/Turkey Production  Assessment

8 - Egg Processing/Egg Processing  Assessment

9 - Poultry Processing/Poultry Processing   Assessment

10 - Niche Poultry Markets/Niche Poultry Markets   Assessment

11 - Poultry Anatomy and Physiology/Poultry Anatomy and Physiology  Assessment

12 - Poultry Health and Welfare/Poultry Health and Welfare    Assessment

13 - Poultry Biosecurity/Poultry Biosecurity  Assessment