Previous lesson :
The pupils have previous knowledge of problems in Agriculture
People In Agriculture
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to mention the various people in that are related with Agriculture or people in Agriculture . Examples of people in Agriculture are
- Crop farmers
- Animals rearers /livestock farmers
- Soil scientist
- Veterinary doctors
- Horticulturists (gardeners)
- Agricultural engineers
- Agricultural economists
- Market people
- Agricultural teachers
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
These are some of the people in Agriculture
Crop farmers : These are farmers that work specifically in the area of crop production . These farmers grow crops which may be harvested annually ,biannually or perennially. These crops may be grown solely for consumption (cash crops ) or may be grown for sales (cash crops ). Crop farmers may plant crops like yam, maize , beans , cocoa, timber, rubber, orange , mangoes ,banana, apples ,pineapple , pawpaw etc
Animals rearers /livestock farmers : These are farmers that are specialize in animal production . These people also study animal husbandry . Some of these people also take very good care of animals .Doctors that take care of animals are called Veterinary doctor.
Soil scientist : These are the people that study soil formation , soil profile and soil texture . These people contribute immensely towards the development of agriculture and theses’ people are ones of the people in agriculture .
Fisherman : A fisherman is a person that keeps , trades or sells fish. Traditionally fishermen use hooks , line and sinkers for fishing . Some of them make use of fish traps . Nowadays we have fish farmers that are involved in cat fish farming both on the small scale and large scale industry . Large scale fishing involves the use of ships or ocean liners for large scale fishing business
Veterinary doctors : These are doctors that take care of animals that are both kept home as pets or animals that are reared for commercial purposes . They make use of tools like syringes and injection on animals when the need arise .
Horticulturists (gardeners): These are people in agriculture that take care of plants and flowers . They are professionals in agriculture that decorate , take care and cultivate herbs and plants for decorative medicinal reasons .
Agricultural engineers : They are the experts that take care and see to the maintenance of farms tools and machinery .
Agricultural economists : These are the people in agriculture that deals with all commercial activists on the farm . They learn and manage farm activities ranging from expenses , income . assets, liabilities , cash flow etc
Market people : These are the suppliers of the farm produce to the final consumer. They are made up of the market women, the fruit sellers , the butcher and the subsistence farmers that have brought their produce to market for sales .
Agricultural teachers : These are people like you and me that are in primary school and secondary school that impart knowledge in pupils and students .We also arouse thier interests and curiosity so that students become great farmers and agriculturists in the future .
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.
Write short notes on the following
- Agric teacher
- Agric extension worker
- Crop farmer
Prepare for the next lesson by reading more about the problems of Agriculture in Nigeria
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