Resources Distribution

Resources Distribution

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Subject   :  Social Studies


Class  : Basic 5 / Primary 5  / Class 5


Term : Second   Term


Week  : Week 6


Topic  :

Resources Distribution


Previous Knowledge : The pupils have previous knowledge of

Resources Development

that was taught  in their previous classes

Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to

  • Explain Resources Distribution
  • Say the reasons why Resources are not evenly distributed
  • Give examples or suggestions on how to solve the problems of uneven distributions of resources

Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks

Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling

Content :  

Resources are available source of wealth.  They are materials used to develop ourselves and the society. The resources could be human or material.

Types of resources

Capital: these could be money, building, roads, electricity, and equipment.

Labor: these are work done for wages by human e.g. teacher, nurses, lawyer, doctor, etc.

Land: it is a natural resource. These are water, mineral resources, mountains, forest, etc.

Entrepreneur: it is a human resource. He/she thinks of things to produce that is beneficial to human and society.


Resources are not distributed evenly because of uneven distribution of climatic factors like dry seasons , wet season , vegetation , availability of  raw materials etc. . There is  no single individual or nation that can boast that it has all that it needs . That is the reason why we must depend on each other because we need  each other . Other factors are

  • Nature
  • Lack of access
  • Location of raw materials
  • Markets


  1. Supply of electricity.
  2. Availability of the market.
  3. High cost of living
  4. Availability of raw materials
  5. Availability of workers
  6. Government policies such as tax holidays


  • Unhealthy environment
  • High cost of living
  • High cost of food other commodities
  • Shortage of facilities like water, electricity
  • Environmental pollution
  • Overpopulation

Ways of ensuring even distribution of resources

  1. Provision of social amenities in rural areas
  2. Policy for rural development should be formulated and implemented .
  3. Industries should be sited very close to raw materials sites



The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation


Class Teacher And Pupils Activities. Interaction or  Participation 

This involves class teacher  and pupils interaction , conversation , imitation or modeling through discussion , play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught

  • The class teacher organizes a short visit to any factory that produces something to familiarize the pupils with the idea of hw companies work
  • The class teacher makes the pupils to mention some raw materials that are used in industries to produce other finished goods
  • The class teacher may ask the pupils what the importance of providing social amenities for people in the rural area



  1. __________ is the process of keeping things for future use. (A) Restoration (B) Preservation(C )investment (D) Investigation
  2.  _____________is the proper use of our resources and other material resources.

    (A) Resource usage (B) Resource pushing

    (C) Resource keeping (D) Resource preservation

  3.  Money can be used to provide _____________ for the children.

    A schools B hospitals

    C pipe-borne water D all of the above

  4.  In the past, people kept their money _____________.

    (A) with pastors (B) at home

    (C) in the bank (D) on the mountains

  5. In the past, some people dug the floors of their houses to _____________ their money there.

    A plant B throw C bury D wrap

  6. One of the safe places to keep our money is _____________.

    A at home B with mallams

    C the village D the bank

  7.  Other safe places where we can keep our money are _____________.

    A thrift and credit societies C cooperative societies

    B insurance companies D all of the above

  8.  Not keeping some money at home for our use will make us go to the bank

    all the time we need money, and it _____________ our time and energy.

    A saves B adds to

    C wastes D increases

  9.  One can buy the _____________ of a company to become one of the

    owners of the company.

    A property B shares

    C cars D building

  10.  To save money in a bank, we need to open an/a ______________ with the



The class teacher does the necessary corrections and he or she goes round to mark .



The class teacher should stimulate the pupils’ interest  on


and make them to read or learn about it as they prepare for the next lesson .


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