THEME – PROTECTION ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Usefulness of Earthworms to Farmers Primary 2 (Basic 2) – Agriculture
TOPIC – FARMER’S ENEMIES
1. Introductory Activities
2. Meaning of Farmer’s Enemies
3. Examples of Farmer’s Enemies
4. 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 –
1. identify rats, squirrels, grass cutters, birds and crabs as farmers enemies.
2. describe the meaning of farmer’s enemies.
The pupils can identify some of the farmer’s enemies.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of charts or posters of squirrels, rats, grass cutter, birds, crabs, etc.
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
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
Identification and Description of Farmer’s Enemies
Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Display charts showing farmer’s enemies eaten crops and sample of crops that have been eaten by them for pupils to observe, identify and describe their observations.
Note – Accept the local or general names. For example, rat for rodent.
Teacher’s Activities – This is bird, rats, grasshoppers, etc. They are eaten the crops.
Teacher’s remarks – Good job you for active participation. All these animals are farmer’s enemies. Discuss the meaning of farmer’s enemies and note the meaning of farmer’s enemies with examples on the board.
MEANING OF FARMER’S ENEMIES
Farmer’s enemies are animals that destroyed or damaged farmers crops and animals, even humans. If animals, insects and humans destroyed crops, they are called farmer’s enemies.
LESSON 2 – EXAMPLES OF FARMER’S ENEMIES
5. Grasshoppers, etc.
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. Displays charts or posters of rodents, birds, squirrels, grass-cutters, rats, and crabs.
Pupil’s Activities – Observe and identify rodents, bird and crab.
3. Discuss why they are called farmers’ enemies.
Pupil’s Activities – Describe the type of damage caused by the farmers’ enemies.
4. Uses pupil’s observation to explain the meaning of farmer’s enemies.
Pupil’s Activities – Explain the meaning of farmer’s enemies.
5. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher’s write.
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:
1. describe the farmer’s enemies.
2. give 3 examples of farmer’s enemies.
WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)
1. ___________ are animals that destroyed or damaged farmers crops and animals, even humans.
A. Farmer’s enemies
B. Farmer’s friends
C. Farmer’s supporters
2. Farmer’s enemies are ___________ that destroyed or damaged farmers crops and animals, even humans.
3. Farmer’s enemies are animals that ___________ farmers crops and animals, even humans.
4. Anything things that destroyed crops are farmer’s enemies.
C. I don’t know
5. If humans destroyed crops, they are called farmer’s enemies.
C. I don’t know
6. Apart from animals and insects, ___________ is also a farmer’s enemies.
Underline farmer’s enemies.
7. Rodents – Plants – Soils
8. Plants – Grasshoppers – Fish
Mention 2 farmer’s enemies.