THEME: PROCESSING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning of Weeds | Examples of Common Weeds | Importance of Weeds Primary 5 Term 2 Week 2 Agriculture
TOPIC – WEEDS
2. The Effects of Weeds or Problems of Weeds
3. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives –
1. explain the meaning and importance of weeds.
2. state the problem of weeds crops and farmers.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Samples of weeds common in the locality.
2. Charts and pictures showing control measures.
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
Weeds are unwanted plants growing in the farm and other places.
Weeds compete with the grown plant for food, water, air and space, such that the wanted plant may eventually die.
The common of weeds are – elephant grass, guinea grass, spear grass, giant star grass, bahama grass, carpet grass and pig weed.
THE EFFECTS OF WEEDS ON CROPS AND FARMERS
1. It pollutes the soil and ground water.
2. It contaminates the livestock pasture.
3. Its seed germinate early and grow faster.
4. It reduces crops production.
5. Harbour insects and pests and disease pathogens.
6. It causes quicker wear and tear of farm implements.
7. It increases the cost of production.
8. It increases the cost of labour.
LESSON TWO – POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY WEEDS
2. Animals grazing
3. The use of chemical
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. Organizes an excursion to the nearest farmland to interview the farmers on the problems created by weeds or invites a farmer or someone that has farming experiences.
Pupil’s Activities – Asks farmers the problems or effects of crops to them and their crops.
3. Encourages the pupils to ask the farmers the possible solutions to the problems created by weeds.
Pupil’s Activities – Ask the farmers the possible solutions to the problems created by weeds.
4. Lets pupils to write reports about their excursion in groups or pairs.
Pupil’s Activities – Write and present a report on the effects of weeds on the farmers and their crops with possible solutions.
5. Uses the pupils reports to discuss the problems created by weeds on farmers and their crops.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the class discussion in groups or pairs.
6. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the lesson summary and write as instructed.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Assignment – Find out the problems created by weeds in their community.
Asks pupils to –
1. list 5 effects of weeds on farmers and their crops.
2. suggest 3 major possible solutions to the effects of weeds on farmers and their crops.