Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 6

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science

Topic: Importance Of Agriculture

Content: Source Of Raw Materials

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

  • Explain the meaning of raw materials.
  • List 2 sources of raw materials.

Reference Materials:

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

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures or illustrations of raw materials
  • Chalkboard/whiteboard and chalk/markers
  • Flashcards with examples of raw materials
  • Notebooks and pens/pencils

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the importance of agriculture and the sources of raw materials is crucial for our daily lives, as it helps us appreciate the products we use and consume.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of agriculture and the concept of products in daily life.


Content Development: Importance Of Agriculture – Source Of Raw Materials

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsIntroduce the lesson Discuss the importance of agriculture and its products. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and participate in discussions.
Explaining Raw Materials 10 minsDiscussionDefine raw materials and provide examples using pictures or flashcards. Explain the significance of raw materials in daily life.Listen, take notes, and ask questions if needed.
Identifying Sources 10 minsGroup ActivityDivide the class into groups and have them brainstorm and list 2 sources of raw materials.Collaborate in groups and present their answers.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions to evaluate their understanding of raw materials and their sources.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the importance of agriculture and the role of raw materials in our daily lives.Share what they’ve learned and any additional thoughts.

Note to Pupils:

Importance Of Agriculture – Source Of Raw Materials

Raw materials are natural substances or primary products used in the production of goods. They are the essential building blocks that industries and manufacturers use to create various products. In the context of agriculture, raw materials are materials that come directly from plants, animals, or the earth and are used to make a wide range of products.

Sources of agricultural raw materials:

  1. Cotton: Cotton is a valuable agricultural raw material used in the textile industry to make fabrics and clothing items.
  2. Timber: Trees provide timber, which is a raw material for the construction industry, furniture production, and paper manufacturing.
  3. Sugarcane: Sugarcane is a source of raw materials for the production of sugar, molasses, and ethanol, among other products.
  4. Maize (Corn): Maize is used as a raw material in various food products, such as cornmeal, corn syrup, and cornstarch.
  5. Rubber: Rubber is derived from rubber tree latex and is a crucial agricultural raw material used in the production of tires, footwear, and various rubber products.


  1. What are raw materials?
  2. List two sources of raw materials.
  3. Why is agriculture important for raw materials?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: November 1, 2023