AGRIC SCIENCE PRIMARY SIX (6) THIRD TERM LESSON PLAN AND SCHEME OF WORK

AGRIC SCIENCE PRIMARY SIX (6) THIRD TERM LESSON PLAN AND SCHEME OF WORK

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AGRIC SCIENCE PRIMARY SIX (6) THIRD TERM LESSON PLAN AND SCHEME OF WORK

AGRIC SCIENCE PRIMARY SIX (6) THIRD TERM LESSON PLAN AND SCHEME OF WORK

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 2

 

TOPIC: LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION – RABBIT REARING 

 

LEARNING AREA

  1. Choice of rabbits

  2. Housing and Hatches

  3. Feeding and Drinking Equipments

  4. Diseases and Pests Control

  5. Record keeping

 PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  1. discuss the choice of rearing of livestock,

  2. housing/hatches,

  3. feeding and drinking equipments,

  4. disease and pests control, and

  5. keeping farm record. 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Charts and pictures of rabbits showing in the hutches. 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary Schools l

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 CONTENT OF THE LESSON

Rabbits belong to the group of farm animals referred to small stock.

If raised under suitable conditions, their products can be very high.

Many people keep rabbits as a hobby while some keep them to make money.

 RABBIT REARING

Male – buck

Female – doe

Baby – kit

 CHOICE OF RABBIT FOR REARING

  1. Ability to grow rapidly,

  2. A good converter of food into body weight. 

  3. Ability to resist diseases (disease resistant),

  4. Ability to give birth to many young ones in a litter,

  5. Good quality hides and skin.

 

HOUSING/HUTCHES

Rabbits are kept in cages for safety from harsh weather and predictors. Mature rabbits are kept singly in HUTCHES (cages), usually made of wooden or metal materials.

The type of housing for rabbits and guinea pigs will depend on the following factors:

  1. Availability of local housing materials;

  2. The condition of environment;

  3. The size of the enterprise;

  4. The amount of money the farmer has for the enterprise.

 

RABBIT FOOD

  1. Hays

  2. Grasses

  3. Cereal grains4. Leaf

  4. Vegetables

  5. Dry bread

  6. Pelleted ration

Kitchen waste

  1. Mineral salt

  2. Clean, cool water

  3. Concentrates (groundnut, palm kernel, soybean and cotton seed)

  DISEASE CONTROL 

Rabbits suffer from the following diseases:

  1. Sore back

  2. Mange

  3. Coccidiosis 

  4. Bloat

 Bloat is the swelling of the stomach of the animals as a result of overreacting of green succulent vegetables.

Care should be taken to prevent disease attacks on animals.

 

FARM RECORDS

Simple records should be kept in the pen to show the following:

  1. The breed of rabbit kept;

  2. The mating or breeding date;

  3. Birth dates;

  4. Number of litters at kindling;

  5. Size of litter at weaning;

  6. Number of rabbit sold. 

 

 STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

 Step 1: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils questions

Step45 Teacher evaluates the pupils

WRAP UP ( CONCLUSION)

Teacher goes over the topic for better understanding

Evaluation/ Assignment

  1. List 4 choice of rabbit for rearing;

  2. State 3 qualities of a rabbits;

  3. Mention 3 diseases of rabbit and how to control them;

  4. List 5 records of rabbit keeping.

 

 

WEEK 3

 

TOPIC: POULTRY (CHICKENS) 

 

LEARNING AREA 

  1. Meaning of Poultry

  2. Ways of Rearing Chickens

  3. Importance of Poultry

 PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  1. meaning of poultry;

  2. methods of rearing chicken;

  3. importance of chicken. 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Charts and pictures of rabbits showing in the hatches.

 REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary Schools

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 CONTENT OF THE LESSON

MEANING OF POULTRY 

Poultry are domesticated bird kept by humans for eggs, their meat or their features. Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world.

 WAYS OF REARING CHICKEN

  1. Traditional method

  2. Modern method

 IMPORTANCE OF POULTRY

  1. Source of income

  2. Provision of eggs

  3. Provision of meat

  4. Provision of raw materials

  5. Provision of poultry manure

  6. Game (bird like parrot, ostrich and cock are used for games to entertain people)

  7. The feathers are used for making pillows and beds.

  8. The feathers are used for design and decoration.

 STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

 Step 1: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils questions

Step45 Teacher evaluates the pupils

WRAP UP ( CONCLUSION)

Teacher goes over the topic for better understanding

Evaluation/ Assignment

  1. explain the meaning of poultry;

  2. method 2 ways of rearing chicken;

  3. state 5 importance of poultry.

 

 

WEEK 4

 

TOPIC: POULTRY – CHICKEN 

 

LEARNING AREA 

  1. Types of Chicken

  2. Selection of Housing and Equipment

 PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  1. list types of chickens;

  2. mention and explain housing system;

  3. discuss feeding of chickens according to the months. 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

charts of chickens.

 REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary Schools

All Relevant Material

Online Information

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

Poultry are domesticated bird kept by humans for eggs, their meat or their features.

Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. They are one of the cheapest sources of meat and can be kept by anyone, even at the back of the house.

 TYPES OF CHICKEN

  1. Eggs laying chicken

  2. Table meat chicken

  3. Dual purpose chicken (for egg and meat production)

 SELECTION OF HOUSING AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Housing

  2. Concrete building

  3. Wooden and metal cages/wooden shed

  4. Equipment

  5. Baby chick cage

  6. Layer chicken cage

  7. Poultry feather removal 

  8. FEEDING

  9. Chicks mash (2 months – 4 months, about 8 weeks)

  10. Growers mash (2 months – 4 months, about 8 – 16 weeks)

  11. Broiler starter (for meat producer only about 9 – 14 weeks)

  12. Layers mash (for more eggs)

  13. SOURCE OF DAY OLD CHICKS

  14. Buying

  15. Hatchery 

  16. HOUSING SYSTEM OF POULTRY KEEPING

  17. Free range system

  18. Semi intensive system

  19. Intensive system

  20. Extensive system

  21. The fold system

  22. The deep litter system

  23. The Battery cage

 STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

 Step 1: Teacher revises the previous topic

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils questions

Step45 Teacher evaluates the pupils

WRAP UP ( CONCLUSION)

Teacher goes over the topic for better understanding

Evaluation/ Assignment

  1. explain the meaning of poultry;

  2. method 2 ways of rearing chicken;

  3. state 5 importance of poultry.

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