Vegetation Zones in Nigeria

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

AGRICULTURE 

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 6

TOPIC: Vegetation Zones 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

  1. Draw a map of Nigeria.
  2. Identify different vegetation zones in Nigeria.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned climate and change in climate.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of of map of Nigeria and course books.

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. 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

VEGETATION ZONES IN NIGERIA 

The major vegetation zones are:

The forest Zone or Vegetation contains mainly trees. It is divided into:

  1. Mangrove swamp forest (salt and fresh water swamp) can be found in delta and coastal areas like Port Harcourt, Warri, Uyo and Calabar.
  2. Rain forest can be found Benin, Sapele, Akure, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Aba, etc.

Savanna Zone or Vegetation is made up of mainly grasses. It is divided into:

  1. Guinea Savanna can be found Enugu, Lokoja, Ilorin, Makurdi, Oshogbo, etc.
  2. can be found Harcourt, Warri, Uyo and Calabar.
  3. Sudan Savanna can be found Sokoto, Kastina, Kaduna, Kano, Dutse, Bauchi, etc.
  4. Sahel Savanna can be found in Maiduguri and Damaturu.

Montane Vegetation can be found in highland areas like Jos and Adamawa with trees and grasses.

 

PRESENTATION

  • 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. Lists and guides the pupils to discuss the vegetation zones in Nigeria.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Identify and discus the vegetation zones in Nigeria.
  4. Guides pupils to draw map of Nigeria and locate different vegetation zones in Nigeria.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Draw and locate vegetation zones on map of Nigeria.
  6. Guides and supervises the pupil’s activities.

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – distribution of crops.

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

  1. What is climate?
  2. Mention 4 things that made up the climate.
  3. Draw a map of Nigeria and locate the vegetation zones.
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