Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 3

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science

Topic: Meaning Of Agriculture

Content: Rearing Animals e.g. chicken, goat, cattle

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

  • Define agriculture as a way of rearing animals.

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 of farm animals
  • Chalkboard/Whiteboard
  • Chalk/Markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the meaning of agriculture, especially in terms of rearing animals, is important as it helps us appreciate the role of farming in our daily lives and the production of food and other resources.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of animals and their importance in farming.


Content Development: Meaning Of Agriculture – Rearing Animals

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Display pictures of farm animals. Ask what they see and what comes to mind when they think of farming.Respond to questions and share their thoughts.
Definition of Agriculture 10 minsExplanationExplain the meaning of agriculture, focusing on rearing animals (e.g., chicken, goat, cattle). Emphasize the importance of this in farming.Listen attentively and take notes.
Group Discussion 10 minsGroup ActivityDivide students into small groups. Each group discusses and defines agriculture as it relates to rearing animals.Discuss and come up with their own definitions.
Presentation 5 minsGroup PresentationEach group presents their definition of agriculture. Teacher provides feedback and corrects if necessary.Present their definitions confidently.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions to assess if students can define agriculture as rearing animals.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and emphasize the importance of understanding agriculture in farming.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Meaning Of Agriculture – Rearing Animals

Agriculture is a way of rearing animals. It involves the care, feeding, and management of animals like chickens, goats, and cattle to produce food, milk, and other resources that we need in our daily lives.


  1. What does agriculture mean in the context of rearing animals?
  2. Can you provide examples of animals that are reared in agriculture?

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