Week 2 and 3
Subject: Agricultural Science
Term: 1st Term
Class: Primary 6
TOPIC: Meaning Of Agriculture
BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES: AT THE END OF THE LESSON, PUPILS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
1 .State the meaning of agriculture
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: A chart showing the various tools for planting crops and rearing animals.
Scheme of work
All relevant materials
9-Years Basic Education Curriculum
BUILDING BACKGROUND/CONNECTION TO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:
Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
MEANING OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. Agriculture is one of the oldest and most important occupations of mankind. It is the practice of growing crops and rearing animals for food and raw materials for man’s use. It also includes many other aspects of production, such as processing of harvested crops into food and raw materials; processing of animals into food and raw materials and marketing of processed crops and animals. The meaning of agriculture as cultivation of land is derived from two Latin words: ager – meaning land and cultura – meaning land cultivation.
Agriculture involves different types of farming practices, such as land preparation, nursery making, establishment of plantations, control of pests and diseases, plant breeding, control of weeds and harvesting. Animal husbandry practices include breeding, housing, feeding, health care, egg collection, culling, meat processing and sales of animal products. Agriculture supplies the three main basic human needs: food, clothing and shelter.
Assessment and Evaluation:
State the meaning of agriculture
Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding
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