Scheme of Work Second Term Agriculture Basic 6

Last Updated on May 5, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

SCHEME OF WORK

AGRICULTURE

SECOND TERM

BASIC 6

THEME: PROCESSES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION 

WEEK 1 – REVIEW OF LAST TERM’S WORK 

WEEK 2 & 3 

TOPIC – CLIMATE

CONTENT 

  1. Temperature
  2. Rainfall
  3. Light
  4. Wind
  5. Humidity
  6. Atmosphere

WEEK 4

TOPIC – DISTRIBUTION OF CROPS (WITH EXAMPLES )

CONTENT

  • Savannah and Semi Arid
  1. Examples of Crops – millet, cowpea, groundnut, cotton, rice, cactus, baobab, neem.
  2. Common Areas – Sokoto, Kebbi, Kano, Borno, Taraba, Kaduna and Adamawa State.
  • Derived Savannah
  1. Examples of Crops – guinea corn, maize, yam, soyabean.
  2. Common Areas – Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Enugu and Anambra State.
  • Rainforest
  1. Examples of Crops – cocoa, rubber, yam, timber, kolanut, fruit, palm oil, cassava and cocoyam.
  2. Common Areas – All the southern states.
  • Swamp
  1. Examples of Crops – coconut
  2. Common Areas – All states with many water.

WEEK 5

TOPIC – DISTRIBUTION OF ANIMALS

CONTENT

  • Savannah and Semi Arid
  1. Examples of Crops – cattle
  2. Common Areas – Sokoto, Kebbi, Kano, Borno, Taraba, Kaduna and Adamawa State.
  • Derived Savannah
  1. Examples of Crops – sheep, goat and cattle
  2. Common Areas – Kwara, Oyo, Osun, Enugu and Anambra State.
  • Rainforest
  1. Examples of Crops – pig
  2. Common Areas – All the southern states.
  • Swamp
  1. Examples of Crops – fish
  2. Common Areas – All states with many water.

WEEK 6

TOPIC – REASONS FOR OBSERVED DISTRIBUTION OF CROPS AND ANIMALS

CONTENT

  • Climatic factors
  1. Temperature
  2. Light
  3. Wind
  • Other factors apart from climatic conditions that are responsible for distribution are –
  1. Availability of grass
  2. The type of vegetation and topography
  3. Customs and beliefs and of the people
  4. Religious beliefs of the people
  5. Diseases, parasites and pathogens
  6. Action of man
  7. The type of soil (crops only)

WEEK 7

TOPIC – CROP PRODUCTION – SPINACH (TETE) 

CULTURAL PRACTICES FOR GROWING VEGETABLES (PRACTICAL) AFRICAN 

CONTENT 

  • Pre-planting activities
  1. Land clearing and stumping
  2. Preparing of seed bed (30cm – 45cm)
  3. Manuring
  4. Preparation of nursery bed and sowing of seeds
  5. Selection of transplanting seedlings
  6. Planting locally grown crops on ridges and beds in the school farm.
  • Post – planting operation
  1. Watering, mulching, thinning and supply
  2. Application of fertilizer/manure
  3. Weeding
  4. Staking (where applicable)
  5. Application of pesticides
  6. Supplying (replacing of the dead plants)
  7. Weeding
  8. Harvesting of manure crops
  • Post – harvesting activities
  1. Processing/preservation
  2. Storage
  3. Marketing

WEEK 8

TOPIC – PRODUCTION OF GRAIN CROPS 

CONTENT 

  • Examples – rice, maize, sorghum  millet and barley
  • How to grow crops – maize
  1. Choice of site
  2. Land preparation
  3. Planting materials
  4. Seed rate – 2 to 3 in a hole
  5. Spacing – 25cm within rows
  6. Watering
  7. Manuring
  8. Weeding after 6 weeks
  9. Pest control – handpicking, use of pesticides, crows and trap
  10. Harvesting – maize (90 – 120 days), rice (180 – 220 days), sorghum (180 – 250 days)

WEEK 9

TOPIC – PRODUCTION OF TIMBER CROPS (CASSAVA) 

CONTENT 

  • Examples – yams, cocoyam, irish potato, sweet potato and carrot
  • Pre – planting Activities
  1. Choice of site
  2. Land clearing and land preparation
  3. Planting
  • Post – planting Activities
  1. Mulching
  2. Fertilizer application
  3. Weeding and pest control
  4. Harvesting (12 – 18 months)

WEEK 10

TOPIC – LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION I

CONTENT 

  • Classification of Farm Animals
  1. Ruminants – grass eater e.g. goat, cow, sheep
  2. Non ruminants – non grass eater e.g. pig, fish, chicken
  • Classification of Animals Based on mode of feeding

WEEK 11

TOPIC – LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION II

CONTENT 

  • Classification of Animals Based on where the live e.g. water and land
  • Classification of Animals Based on uses
  1. Milk producer – goat, cow
  2. Meat producer – goat, cow, pig
  3. Egg producers – chicken, turkey

WEEK 12 – REVISION 

WEEK 13 – EXAMINATION 

 

 

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