FIRST TERM AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK FOR PRIMARY SIX (6)/ BASIC SIC (6)

THEME: INTRODUCTION AND MEDIUM OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION 

WEEK 1: REVIEW OF LAST YEAR WORK

WEEK 2 and 3: MEANING OF AGRICULTURE

  • Meaning of Agriculture
  • Growing of crops,
  • Rearing of animals.
  •  Processing, and
  • Selling of agricultural products for the benefits of man

WEEK 4 and 5: IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE

  • Provision of food,
  •  Provision of shelter,
  •  Provision of income (money),
  •  Provision of employment /job opportunities,
  • Provision of raw materials for industries,
  • Provision of clothing,
  • Provision of medical herbs,
  •  Provision of foreign exchange,
  • Provision of transportation i.e. the use of horses, donkeys and camels.
  • Provision of recreational and sport i.e. the use of animals like rabbits, dogs, cock, etc. 

WEEK 6 and 7:  PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURE

  • Use of crude implements (hoes and cutlasses),
  • unstable government policies,
  •  Bad roads,
  •  Lack of storage facilities.
  • Lack of improved seed,
  •  Land tenure system,
  • Transportation problem,
  • Lack medical facilities in the farm setting.

WEEK 8 and 9: PEOPLE IN AGRICULTURE

Units:

  • Crop farmers,
  • Animals rearers /livestock farmers
  • Soil scientists,
  •  Fishermen,
  • . Veterinary doctors. 
  • Horticulturists (gardeners),
  •  Agricultural engineers,
  • Agricultural economists,
  • Market people,
  • Agricultural teachers.

WEEK 10 and 11: ORIGIN OF FARMING

  • Farming originated in the near East by the early men.
  • hunter of animals and gatherer of plants,
  • Sharp digging stick as the first tool.
  • The early men were wanderers

WEEK 12 and 13: Revision and Examination.

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