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MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE

SUBJECT: SOCIAL STUDIES

TERM: THIRD TERM

WEEK: WEEK 10

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

DURATION: 40 MINUTES 

MODULE: MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE

UNITS:

  • CONCEPT OF MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE
  • PROBLEMS OF MECHANISED AGRICULTURE
  • APPLICATION OF MODERN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to:

  • Know the concept of mechanized agriculture
  • know the problems of mechanised agriculture
  • know the application of modern agricultural technology

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard/ Chalkboard
  • Explanatory posters
  • Explanatory pictures
  • Explanatory videos

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Questions and Answers.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for primary schools.
  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  • Online Materials.
  • Social Studies Text Books for Primary Schools

                 MODULE CONTENT

CONCEPT OF MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE

Mechanize agriculture means using machines to do farm work usually on a large farmland. It involves the use of machines such as:

  • Trawlers
  • Incubator
  • Tractor
  • Harvester
  • Sprinkler
  • grinders

PROBLEMS OF MECHANISED AGRICULTURE

  1. Costly Machines
  2. It can lead to unemployment
  3. Increases deforestation
  4. Some of the machine make use of electricity
  5. Unavailability of storage facilities
  6. Difficulty of farmers to get large piece of land

APPLICATION OF MODERN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

  1. Application of fertilizer to boost crop output
  2. By  irrigation in areas with low rainfall
  3. Use of tractors, sprinklers in areas where large portions of land are available
  4. provision of fish ponds in areas without rivers
  5. Use of insecticides to fight pests and diseases that attack crops
  6. Use of improved seedlings
  7. Use of agricultural  extension staff

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson.
  • The Teacher introduces the topic.
  • The Teacher explains the lessons.

LESSON EVALUATION

  • Give two reasons why Nigeria need a Mechanized agriculture?
  • What is Mechanized Agriculture
  • Mention three problems of  mechanized agriculture
  • In what areas can we apply agricultural technology?

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

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