Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.
THEME – PROTECTION ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON –
TOPIC – FARMER’S ENEMIES
1. Identification of Farmer’s Enemies
2. Damages Caused by Farmer’s Enemies
3. Ways of Controlling Farmer’s Enemies
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
1. identify rats, squirrels, grass cutters, birds and crabs as farmers enemies.
2. State the damages caused by the animals.
3. List methods of controlling them.
Rats, birds, monkey, etc.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Charts or posters of squirrels, rats, grass cutter, birds, crabs, etc.
2. Sample or chart showing catapult, trap, plastic container, air tight cover.
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.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Identification and Description of Farmer’s Enemies
Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Displays charts or posters of rodents, birds, squirrels, grass-cutters, rats, and crabs, etc. for pupils to identify and describe.
Teacher’s Activities – Listen to the pupils descriptions.
Teacher’s remarks – Farmer’s enemies are animals that destroyed or damaged farmers crops and animals, even humans.
DAMAGES CAUSED BY FARMER’S ENEMIES
1. They cut roots of crops, for example crabs and other animals.
2. They destroy the harvest, for example rodents (rats).
3. They eat crops and animals, for example domestic (herdsmen) and wild animals.
4. They are harmful to farmers, for example snakes and wild animals.
METHODS OF CONTROL
3. Scare -and crow
5. Proper storage
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. Displays charts or posters of rodents, birds, squirrels, grass-cutters, rats, and crabs.
Pupil’s Activities – Observe and identify rodents, bird and crab.
3. Discusses why they are called farmers’ enemies.
Pupil’s Activities – Describe the type of damage caused by the farmers’ enemies.
4. Discusses control method of farmer’s enemies.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the class discussion.
5. Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Draws and labels rodent, bird and crab.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
1. Explain 3 reasons why rodents, birds and crabs are farmer’s enemies.
2. State one method of controlling each of the listed farmers’ enemies.