THEME – AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON – IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE II (Primary 6)
TOPIC – PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURE
1. Introductory Activities
2. Problems of Agriculture
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to –
list and explain the problems of agriculture in Nigeria.
High of cost of agricultural products in the market.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –
simple chart or pictures showing the problems of Agriculture in Nigeria.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
All Relevant Material
Online Information – Solution to the Problems of Agriculture (Primary 6)
Copy as I write or draw as I need. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Teacher’s Activities – Display charts showing some problems of agriculture for the pupils to identify and describe the identified problems. For example, problems bad roads and transportation, pests and diseases, etc.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify the problems of agriculture as preview on the charts.
Teacher’s remarks – Listen to the pupils and give a cheer for appropriate description of agricultural problems. Introduce and discuss the problems of agriculture.
PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURE
In spite of the fact that more 60% of the total population of West Africa is involved in agriculture, small scale farming still exists and their productivity is low compared with some advanced nations where less than 20% of their population engage in agriculture and produce enough food for rest of the population.
This can be attributed to the following reasons –
1. The use of crude implements such as hoes and cutlasses.
2. Unstable government policies.
3. Illiteracy and ignorance.
4. Lack of medical facilities in the farm setting.
5. Inadequate credit facilities.
6. Little or lack storage facilities.
7. Bad road and poor transportation system.
8. Problems of land tenure system.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Explain briefly each of the problems named
Pupil’s Activities – Mention what they know as the problems of agriculture to the community.
3. Discusses with the pupils, solutions to each problem of agriculture.
Pupil’s Activities – State the solutions to each problem of agriculture.
4. Give a board summary;
Pupil’s Activities – Copy board summary.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Pupils to state 5 problems of agriculture.
WORK BOOK (WEEKLY ASSESSMENT)
Attempt all the questions
Mention 5 problems of agriculture.
Give one solution to each of the problems mentioned.