Class: Primary 2

Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

Age: 8 years

Duration: 40 minutes



Subject: Pre-vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science

Topic: Grain Crops

Content: Meaning of Grain Crops, Examples of Grain Crops

Specific Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define grain crops.
  2. List 2 examples of grain crops.
  3. Differentiate between vegetable crops and grain crops.

Reference Materials:

  • Scheme of Work
  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of Work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • All Relevant Material
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of grain crops (e.g., rice, wheat)
  • Samples of grain crops (if available)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chart comparing vegetable and grain crops

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding grain crops is essential as they are a crucial part of our daily diet. This knowledge will help pupils identify and appreciate these crops in their environment.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have basic knowledge of plants and the concept that plants provide us with food.


Content Development: Meaning of Grain Crops, Examples of Grain Crops

Content (Step 1, 2, 3, etc.)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction10 minsDiscussion– Greet pupils warmly.
Explain the importance of grain crops.
– Respond to greetings.
Listen attentively.
What are Grain Crops?10 minsDiscussion– Show pictures of grain crops (e.g., rice, wheat).
Define grain crops as plants that produce edible seeds we use for food, like rice and wheat.
– Observe and identify crops.
Repeat the definition.
Examples of Grain Crops10 minsDiscussion– Show samples of grain crops (if available).
Discuss examples of grain crops (e.g., rice, wheat, maize).
– Observe and discuss the samples.
Identify examples given.
Differentiating Crops5 minsDiscussion– Present a chart comparing vegetable and grain crops.
Emphasize that grain crops have edible seeds, while vegetables have other edible parts like leaves or roots.
– Discuss the differences.
Note the differences.
Conclusion5 minsRecap– Summarize the key points.
Ask pupils to give examples of grain crops.
– Repeat the main points.
Share examples.
Note Copying 5 minsWritingprovide the key points of the lesson for the pupils to copyCopy the note into their notebooks

Note to Pupils:

What are Grain Crops?

Grain crops are special kinds of plants that grow seeds we can eat. These seeds are very tiny, and we use them to make food like rice, wheat, and maize. So, when we talk about grain crops, we mean plants that give us tiny seeds we can cook and eat.

Examples of Grain Crops

1. Rice

2. Wheat

3. Maize

4. Barley

5. Oaths


  1. What are grain crops?
  2. Can you name two examples of grain crops?
  3. Explain how grain crops are different from vegetable crops.

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Make the lesson engaging by using real examples of grain crops if possible.

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Last Update: September 22, 2023