Meaning of Natural Resources and Resources Utilization | Meaning of Over Utilization and Under Utilization of Resources | Dangers (Problems) of Underutilization of Natural Resources Primary 6 (Basic 6) – Term 2 Week 2 Social Studies

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION 

SECOND TERM

WEEK 2

PRIMARY 6

THEME – NATURAL RESOURCES 

 PREVIOUS LESSON – FIRST TERM EXAMINATION LINKS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

 

TOPIC – RESOURCES UTILIZATION 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Meaning and Importance of Resources Utilization

3. Over utilization of Natural Resources

4. Underutilization of Natural Resources

5. Problems of Underutilization of Natural Resources

6. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. appreciate the importance of resources utilization.

2. describe over utilization of natural resources.

3. itemize the implications of over utilization of natural resources.

4. describe underutilization of natural resources.

6. mention the danger underutilization of natural resources.

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

The pupils can state some of the natural resources.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of a map of Nigeria showing the mineral resources 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. 

 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

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 – INTRODUCTION

NATURAL RESOURCES

Natural resources are wealth which are found in a country – Nigeria.

 

UTILIZATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES 

Utilization of natural resources is a way of using resources to make wealth.

 

IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The importance of natural resources are as follows:

1. Building Infrastructure

2. Social development

3. Getting foreign Exchange

4. Employment opportunities

 

VARIOUS WAYS OF RESOURCES UTILIZATION 

1. Optimization Utilization of National Resources

2. Over utilization of National Resources

3. Resources under utilization of National Resources

 

 

LESSON 2 – MEANING OF OPTIMIZATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES 

Optimization of natural resources is the best use of natural resource.

 

MEANING OF OVER UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES

Over utilization of resources is the use of resources at a faster rate than is necessary.

 

DANGERS OF OVER UTILIZATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The dangers of over utilization of natural resources are as follows:

1. Exhaustion or depletion of resources

2. Infrastructural break down

3. Problems of maintenance

4. Overpopulation

5. Low foreign earnings

 

 

LESSON 3 – MEANING OF UNDERUTILIZATION OF RESOURCES 

Under utilization is not using the natural resources to the fullest.

 

PROBLEMS OF UNDER UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES 

The problems of under utilization of resources are as follows:

1. Unemployment

2. Low income

3. Poor infrastructure and industrial development

4. Dependence on foreign goods

5. Underdevelopment

 

REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

 

 

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. Displays chart showing natural resources and their byproducts.

3. Lets the pupils identify each natural resource and their byproduct.

Pupil’s Activities – Match each of the natural resource with their byproduct.

4. Uses the chart to introduce the lesson and explain the concept and importance of natural resources.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen attentively to the teacher’s explanation.

5. Leads a discussion on various ways of utilizing natural resources.

Pupil’s Activities – Differentiate between various ways of utilizing natural resources.

6. Lists the dangers of over and under utilization of natural resources.

Pupil’s Activities – List the dangers of over and under utilization of natural resources.

7. Summarizes each lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the summary and write as instructed.

 

 

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 

Teacher asks pupils to:

1. state the meaning of natural resources and resources utilization.

2. mention 3 importance of resources utilization.

3. describe the following concepts –

  • optimization of natural resources
  • under utilization of natural resources
  • over utilization of natural resources

4. state 4 danger of the following.

  • under utilization of natural resources
  • over utilization of natural resources

 

 

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