Previous lesson :
The pupils have previous knowledge of Importance of Agriculture
Importance of Agriculture eg
Provision of income (money)
Provision of employment/job opportunities
Provision of raw materials like cotton lint, latex and skin of farm animals
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to mention the importance of agriculture like
- Provision of food
- Provision of shelter
- Provision of income (money)
- Provision of employment/job opportunities
- Provision of raw materials like cotton lint, latex and skin of farm animals
Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
Methods of Teaching :
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
Reference Materials :
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
Importance refers to the benefits that are inherent in farming . The benefits in farming or agriculture are numerous . examples of such benefits are
Agriculture provides food for people.
Food can be obtained from crops and
Food gives man the energy required to perform his daily activities.
Examples of food materials from crops and their by-products are yam, rice
and maize. Food materials from animals include meat, eggs and milk.
Shelter : Agriculture provides materials for building houses. Such materials
include forest wood from timber, bamboo, thatch from grass and palm fronds,
The material used for making the clothes we wear, i.e. cotton comes from
plants. Hides and skins, which are used to make our shoes and bags, come
from animals. Wool, also from animals, is used to make winter suits and
wears. All these are products of agriculture
Sales of agricultural products are a source of money and income to farmers
for meeting their daily needs and expenses.
Agriculture provides many people with work or employment through which
they earn money for a living. Apart from the farmers, many people do works
that have to do with agriculture. A good example is your agriculture teacher.
Sources of raw materials :
Agriculture provides agro-based industries with the raw materials that they
process into goods for consumers, e.g. cocoa for the beverage industries.
Many parts of plants, e.g. roots, leaves and barks are medicinal herbs which
people use to treat many diseases, e.g. by boiling, crushing or rubbing them.
Materials from plants are also used to make modern drugs, e.g. tablets.
Foreign income :
Foreign exchange Agriculture is a source of foreign exchange through crops
that are sold to other countries as exports, e.g. timber and cocoa.
Agriculture is a source of amusement, pleasure and relaxation for people
through game reserves; tourist centers botanical gardens, zoological gardens
and horse racing. Huge revenues can also be generated from some of these
centers, especially from foreigners who visit.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.
He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.
Evaluation : Write short notes on the importance of agriculture under the following headings
Prepare for the next lesson by reading about benefits o of Agriculture
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