THEME – PROTECTION ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Harmful Insects in Our Farm Primary 2 (Basic 2) – Agriculture
TOPIC – HARMFUL FARM INSECTS
1. Introductory Activities
2. Damaged Caused by Harmful Farm Insects or Effects of Harmful Farm Insects
3. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
describe the damages harmful insects cause.
The pupils can identify some of the damaged done by harmful insects.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
Specimen of maize, bean, guinea corn seeds infested by weevil, beetle or termite.
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
Copy as I write or draw as I write. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Teacher’s Activities – Display some of crop plants and seeds damaged by harmful insects for the pupils to examine and state the effects of harmful insects on the farm.
Pupil’s Activities – Harmful insects damaged crop plants and seeds.
Teacher’s remark – Harmful insects not only damaged crop plants and seeds, also attacked the animal farms as well the humans. Give a great cheer for active participation, discuss and not the points on the board.
DAMAGES CAUSED BY HARMFUL INSECT
The following are the effects of harmful farm insects –
1. Harmful insects bite and transmit diseases to humans and animals.
2. Harmful insects eat plant leaves and roots.
3. Harmful insects damage and destroy crops.
4. Harmful insects reduce the value of farm crops and animals.
5. Harmful Insects also infected the farmers as well.
LESSON 2 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT
As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.
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. Presents to pupils partly eaten or damaged vegetable leave.
Pupil’s Activities – Observe closely and describe the dangers done to crops by each of the harmful insects.
3. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
4. Assignment – Find out from home, how to controlled harmful farm insects.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Ask pupils to identify 3 types of damages caused by harmful insects.
ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS
1. _______________ are insects that are harmful to crops and animals, even the people.
A. Harmful insects
B. Useful insects
C. Harmful useful insects
2. Harmful insects are also known as _______________.
A. farmer’s friends
B. farmer’s help
C. farmer’s enemies
3. Why harmful farm insects are called farmer’s enemies?
A. Because they did not eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
B. Because they eat up crops, infect and transmit diseases to crops, animals and people.
C. Because the are friendly.
4. Weevil and beetle feed on _______________.
5. Mention 2 damaged caused by harmful farm insects.