Natural Resources 

Subject : Social Studies

 

 

Topic :  Natural Resources 

 

 

Class : Primary 4

 

 

Term :  Second Term

 

Week : Week 12

 

Previous Knowledge : Pupils have previous knowledge of

Employment

that have been taught in their former lessons and classes

 

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

 

1 say the meaning of natural resources

2 say the ways that mineral resources are formed

3 mention types of mineral resources

4. say how we can preserve our Natural mineral  resources

 

 

Methods Of Teaching 

  • Discussion
  • Explanation
  • Dramatization
  • Dialogue
  • Story telling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Role Modelling

 

 

Instructional Materials 

  • Wall Charts
  • Pictures
  • Online materials
  • Textbooks
  • Scheme of work
  • Workbooks

 

 

 

Content 

Mineral resources are free gifts of nature. There are freely deposited in earth that what we have to do is just start digging them up and clean them or refine them as the case may be before we start using them .

Nigeria is a country that is endowed with so many natural liquified and solid natural resources .

Examples of Natural resources that can be found in Nigeria are

Gold

Diamond

Crude oil

Natural gas

Tin

Iron

Ore

Coal

 

Most Natural Mineral Resources can be used as raw materials in industries . They can be converted from one form to another .

Nigeria is also blessed with agricultural produce which can be used as raw materials in industries . Exampls of these agricultural produce are

cotton

cocoa

kola

millet

Groundnuts

Palm oil

 

Agricultural resources have two major classifications which are

Food crops and

Cash crops

 

Food crops : These are crops that are grown specifically for consumption . These farm produce are eaten by the farmers . Examples of food crops are

tomatoes

pepper

vegetables

beans

banana

plantain

yam

carrot

 

Cash Crops : These are crops that are grown by farmers for the purpose of making sales . cash crops are cultivated for sales . The main reason for cultivating cash crops is to yield income for the farmers.

Examples of cash crops are

morigal leaves

cotton

timber

cassava

cashew

rubber

cocoa

kola

groundnuts

 

 

 

 

Nigeria is blessed with many natural resources .We need to manage them and get the best out of them . We need to pay more attention to agriculture in order to boost our economy . many people have abandoned farming because of the boom that is in the oil and gas industries. We need to balance the eco system so that the boom will not become doom

 

Presentation 

The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : He revises the previous topics

Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and he or she corrects them when the needs arise

 

 

 

Evaluation 

1. What are cash crops

2. What are food crops

3. What are natural resources

4. What are agricultural resources

5. Mention four examples of cash crops

6. Mention four examples of food crops

7. Mention four examples of natural resources in Nigeria

8. Mention four examples of agricultural resources in Nigeria

 

 

Conclusion 

 

The class teacher gives out a short note and he or she goes round to do the necessary marking .

 

Assignment 

Please kindly prepare for the next lesson by reading about

 

 

 

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