Agriculture Scheme of Work for Junior Secondary School (JSS 1)

 

 

AGRICULTURE

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)

FIRST TERM

 

WEEKS TOPICS/CONTENTS

 

1. IMPORTANCE AND FORMS OF AGRICULTURE

I. Meaning of Agriculture

II. State the various Stages of Evolution of Agriculture

 

2. IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE

I. To the Individual Farmer

II. To the nation

III. To the community

 

3. IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUATION)

Emphasis should be laid on Importance to the Nation Economy

 

4. FORMS OF AGRICULTURE

Types of Agricultural Practices in Localities, Pastoral, Arable, etc.

 

5. FORMS OF AGRICULTURE

I. Define each term – Crop Farming, Horticulture, Livestock Farming, Apiculture, Fishery and Heliciculture

II. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each practice

III. Economic importance of rearing farm animals

 

6. FORMS OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUATION)

I. Fishery and Heliculture (Snailry), Apiculture (Bee Farming)

II. Preparation of hone

 

7. CROP PLANT FORMS

I. The different parts of plants

II. Draw the diagram of a plant

III. State the functions of the Shoot, leaves, roots, flowers.

 

8. PLANT FORMS

I. Types of Aquatic Plants

II. Terrestrial Plants

III. State their Adaptive Features

IV. Draw Samples of these Plants

 

9. CLASSIFICATION OF CROPS

I. Based on their Life Span

II. Annual biannual Perennial and Ephemeral

III. Based on their Uses – oil crops, etc.

 

10. REVISION

 

11. | 12. EXAMINATION

 

 

AGRICULTURE

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)

SECOND TERM

 

WEEKS TOPICS/CONTENTS

 

1. GENERAL CLEANING OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND REVISION ON CLASSIFICATION OF CROPS

Based on their i.e. Oil Crops, Vegetables, Fruits, Spices, Latex, etc.

 

2. CLASSES AND USES OF FARM ANIMALS

I. Work Animals – Carmel etc.

II. Dairy Animals – cattle etc

III. Guard Animals – Dogs

 

3. CLASSES AND USES OF FARM ANIMALS

Classes of Farm Animals 

I. Poultry Birds – Chicken, Turkey, Duck, etc.

II. Aquatic Animals

III. Pet Animals

Uses of farm Animals

 

4. CHARACTERISTICS OF SELECTED FARM ANIMALS

Higher Animals – Cattle, Sheep and Goat

 

5. CHARACTERISTICS OF FARM ANIMALS

Rabbits and Poultry

 

6. IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING FARM ANIMAL

I. Foods

II. Protection

III. Pet

IV. Revenue, etc

 

7. METHODS OF WEED AND PEST CONTROL

I. Definition of Weeds

II. Common farm Weeds

III. Characteristics of weeds

IV. Methods of weed control

 

8. METHODS OF WEEDS AND PEST CONTROL

I. Meaning of Pests

II. Classification of Pests – Insects, Pests and Non – Insects and Non Pests

III. Classification of Insect Pests

IV. Based on mouth part with examples – Biting and Chewing, Piercing, Sucking and Boring

V. Name and Description of Important Insects and Pests

 

9. WEEDS AND PESTS CONTROL

I. Physical Control

II. Chemical control

III. Biological Control

IV. State and Discuss the possible side effects of various Preventive and Control Methods on Man and the Environment

V. State General Effects/economic importance of pests.

 

10. REVISION

 

11. | 12. EXAMINATION

 

 

 

 

AGRICULTURE

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)

THIRD TERM

 

WEEKS TOPICS/CONTENTS

 

1. GENERAL CLEANING OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND REVISION ON WEEDS AND PESTS CONTROL

 

2. FACTORS OF PRODUCTION – LAND

I. Definition of Land

II. State the Characteristics of Land

III. Rewards

IV. List Methods of Land Improvement

 

3. FACTORS OF PRODUCTION – LABOUR 

I. Definition of Labour

II. State the Types of Labour

III. Reward of labour

 

4. FACTORS OF PRODUCTION – CAPITAL 

I. Definition of Capital

II. Types of Capital

III. Importance of Capital

IV. Sources of capital

 

5. FACTOR OF PRODUCTION – FARM MANAGER 

I. Definition of Farm Manager

II. Functions of Farm Manager

III. Problems of Farm Manager

 

6. MID TERM TEST

 

7. FIELD TRIP EXCURSION TO AN ESTABLISHED FARM

Field practice

 

8. PROBLEMS AND FUNCTIONS OF FARM MANAGER

I. Inadequate Farm

II. Government Policies

III. Information about Sources of Inputs

 

9. PROBLEMS AND FUNCTIONS OF FARM MANAGER (CONTINUATION)

I. State the Functions of Farm Manager

II. State the Problems of Farm Manager

 

10. REVISION

 

11-12. EXAMINATION

 

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