Origin of Farming (Primary 6)

Last Updated on November 20, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

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AGRICULTURE 

PREVOCATIONAL STUDIES

FIRST TERM

 WEEK 10 – THE EARLY MAN 

WEEK 11 – ORIGIN OF FARMING 

PRIMARY 6 

THEME – AGRICULTURE 

PREVIOUS LESSON – People in Agriculture (Primary 6)

TOPIC – ORIGIN OF AGRICULTURE 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introductory Activities

2. Origin of Agriculture

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to:
  1. name the main occupation of the early man;
  2. list the main activities of the early woman;
  3. name tools used by the early man.
  4. how does the early man make fire.

 

 

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ENTRY BEHAVIOR

Agriculture as the oldest occupation.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart showing the early man.

 

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. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

 

 

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CONTENT OF THE LESSON

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s Activities – Tell the pupils the story of the early man and how each component of agriculture started.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s story.

 

THE EARLY MAN

The history of agriculture is as old as man.

Agricultural activities started by the early man.

The early man were wanderers, hunter and toolmaker.

 

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They lived in caves and under the tree covers in the forest.

They fed on vegetables, nuts, roots and animals.

 

THE ORIGIN OF EARLY MAN 

1. THE EARLY MAN AS GATHERER 

The early man were wanderers and gatherers of fruits, nuts and roots as they move from one place to another.

Some of the seeds of the fruits thrown around germinated and grew to fruit trees which later became useful to man as food.

This is how the practise of farming began by the early man.

 

2. THE EARLY MAN AS A HUNTER 

The early man was involved in hunting animals.

The early woman engaged in raising new crops from the seeds and fruits gathered. The woman tried rear young animals captured by the men. They made clothes from animal skills.

In this way, the early people began farming.

 

3. THE EARLY MAN AS TOOLMAKER 

The early man made tools from wood, stone or metal. He was able to gather vegetables, fruits and nuts with the tools he made for himself. He farm and hunt animals with these tools. He protects his family from wide and dangerous animals with the tools he made.

With the same tools, he made fire (by rubbing hard stones against another) to warm and cook his food. They made a strong and a better tool like spears, axes and hoes. This mark the beginning of primitive technology.

 

PRESENTATION

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. Briefly state the origin of farming;

Pupil’s Activities – Listen and ask questions.

3. Describes the early man and how farming and rearing of animals begin;

 

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Pupil’s Activities – Describe early man as a gatherer, hunter and toolmaker.

3. Summarizes the lesson on the board;

Pupil’s Activities – copy the lesson summarized.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to – 

1. name the main occupation of the early man;

2. list the main activities of the early woman;

3. name 2 tools used by the early man.

4. how does the early man make fire.

 

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT 

ATTEMPT ALL THE QUESTIONS 

1. The history of ____________________ is as old as man.

A. Agriculture

B. Farming

C. A and B

 

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2. Agricultural activities started by the ____________________.

A. Old man

B. People

C. Early man

 

3. The ____________________ were wanderers, hunter and toolmaker.

A. Old man

B. Early man

C. People

 

4. The early man were wanderers and gatherers.

A. True

B. False

C. Maybe

 

5. The early man gathered ____________________, ____________________ and ____________________ as they wander.

A. fruits, nuts and firewood

B. fruits, nuts and roots

C. fruits, nuts and orange

 

6. How does the early discover how to grow plants?

A. They learn how to grow plants.

B. They made research.

C. They discovered some of the seed that are throw away germinated and grew.

 

7. The ____________________ was involved in hunting animals and catch young animals.

A. Early man

B. Early woman

C. Early children

 

8. The ____________________ reared young animals.

A. Early man

B. Early woman

C. Early children

 

9. ____________________ made clothes from animal skills.

A. Early man

B. Early woman

C. Early children

 

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10. ____________________ and ____________________ are the uses of tools made by early man.

A. To protect and fight one another

B. To protect and cut vegetables

C. A and B