Importance of Agriculture – Part 1 Primary 6 (Basic 6) – Agriculture
THEME – AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning of Agriculture – Components of Agriculture (Primary 6)
TOPIC: IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE
1. Introductory Activities
2. Importance of Agriculture
By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives – list the importance of agriculture in Nigeria.
The pupils can state some of the importance of agriculture.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of simple chart or pictures showing the importance of Agriculture in Nigeria.
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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION
Agriculture can be define as the growing of crops, rearing of animals, processing and selling of agricultural products for the benefit of man (for man’s use).
There are four components of agriculture as stated in its meaning.
Growing or planting of crops, rearing of animals, processing of agricultural products and selling of agricultural products.
IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE
Agriculture in Nigeria like the rest of the world serves as:
1. Provision of food
2. Provision of clothing
3. Provision of shelter
4. Employment or job opportunities
5. Source of income
LESSON 2 – IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE
1. PROVISION OF FOOD
Agriculture is the main source of food for the world population.
2. PROVISION OF CLOTHING
Both cotton and wool clothes are products of agriculture.
The cotton is one of the growing crops while the wool are gotten from the animals. Leather shoes, belts and bags are animal skins.
3. PROVISION OF SHELTER
There are different types of houses. One of the types is wooden houses.
Most roofing part of many houses are made up wood. While are some houses are completely built with wood.
4. EMPLOYMENT OR JOB OPPORTUNITY
Agriculture is one of the oldest and most important occupations of mankind.
The main occupation of the most Nigerian rural settlements is farming.
While in urban areas, they involved in buying agricultural products from the farmers and selling these products to people in the cities.
Quick evaluation – Asks the people to mention 3 people in agriculture.
5. SOURCE OF INCOME
Agriculture is the main source of income to all the people in agriculture.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. Revises the previous lesson based on the pupil’s related knowledge or experience.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the lesson review.
2. Displays charts showing crops, animals, farmers/workers, people cutting trees and people buying and selling agricultural products.
3. Lets pupils read, identify and state the link among the charts.
4. Uses the charts to introduce and discuss the importance of agriculture.
Pupil’s Activities – Mention what they know as the importance of agriculture to the community.
5. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as instructed.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Next Lesson – Importance of Agriculture II (Primary 6)
Ask pupils to state and explain 5 importance of agriculture.
Complete this sentence.
Agriculture can be define as the growing of __________1_________, rearing of __________2_________, processing and selling of agricultural __________3_________.
State 4 importance of agriculture.
Mention 3 people in agriculture.