SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (SSS 1)
PREVIOUS LESSON –
TOPIC – HUSBANDRY OF SELECTED CROPS
1. Introductory Activities
2. Husbandry of Selected Crops
3. Approved Husbandry Practices
By the end of the lesson, most of the students should have attained the following objectives –
1. State major crop husbandry practices.
2. Grow at least one representative crop from each of the following groups:
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. School farm.
2. Farm inputs.
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. National Curriculum for SSS Classes
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Crop husbandry is the cultivation and production of edible crops for food.
REQUIREMENTS/APPROVED HUSBANDRY PRACTICES
1. Botanical name and local/common names of the crop.
Name of crop – maize
Botanical name – Zea mays
3. Climatic and soil requirement.
4. Land preparation
5. Method of propagation, planting date, seed rate spacing, sowing depth and nursery requirement.
6. Cultural practices, supplying, thinning, manuring and fertilizer applications, weeding, pests and diseases.
7. Harvesting processing and storage of the selected crops.
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 students some questions; then, the teacher –
2. Supervises cultivation of crops suited to local environment.
Student’s Activities – Cultivation of crops and keeping of appropriate farm records.
3. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Student’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Ask students to:
1. List major husbandry practices.
2. Carry out approved husbandry practices leading to the production of a least one representative from each crop groups.
3. Prepare and present records of farm activities involved in growing chosen crops.