Origin of farming PRIMARY 6 Agric First Term Week 11

Subject : 


Term :



Week 11

Class :



Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of people in Agriculture 

Topic :

Origin of farming


Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • explain how farming started
  • explain how early men lived their lives
  • list the vocation of early men that lived in caves and on trees
  • write out tools that were used by early men
  • state how early men lived most of their lives

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :

The early men :The early men were wanderers that moved from one geographical location to another in another in search of safety , shelter , food and protection . Most early men lived in caves and on trees. They ate their food raw . they later discovered fire and started to cook their food before eating . Most of their clothing were most from animal skins that they had killed .


Origin of farming : Farming started  when early men discovered that the seeds of fruits that they had eaten and thrown away started  to sprout . These seeds started to form  shoots and roots ;these discoveries made early men to start gathering seeds and planting seeds. They also calm down some wild animals and domesticate them so they they will not always go into the wild to search for animals whenever they need to eat meat . The first animal to be domesticated was the goat .


Hunters and gatherers of plants : This was obviously the first vocation of the early men . They later advanced and develop tools for crude farming , hunting and fishing . Farming is the oldest job in the world . Farming was started when early men started hunting animals and gathering of plants for his use .


Tools used by early men : Tools that were used by early men include bones , cub , stones, and sticks . As time continues , they later fashioned out tools like cutlass, hoes, knives and spears





The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

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 : 

  1. Who were the early men
  2. Where did early lived
  3. What were the tools that were used by the early men ? Mention two
  4. How the farming start ?
  5. What is the meaning of sprouting ?




Prepare for the next lesson by reading more about the problems  of Agriculture in Nigeria



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