Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 8

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science

Topic: People Involved In Agricultural Activities

Content: Animal Rearers

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

  1. Define animal rearers
  2. Identify animal rearing as an agricultural activity.
  3. Mention two examples of animals commonly reared.

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 animal rearers
  • Drawing or cut-outs of animals
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding animal rearers and their role in agriculture is essential as it’s a crucial part of our daily lives and the economy.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of agriculture and farming.


Content Development: People Involved In Agricultural Activities – Animal Rearers

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsExplanation Discuss the context and ask questions about what students see in the pictures.Observe the pictures and respond to questions.
Animal Rearing as an Agricultural Activity 10 minsDiscussionExplain what animal rearing is and its importance in agriculture. Show pictures of different animals that can be reared.Participate in the discussion and identify animals in the pictures.
Examples of Animals Commonly Reared 10 minsDiscussionDiscuss two common animals that are reared (e.g., cows and chickens). Show pictures of these animals.Mention the animals and discuss their characteristics.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about animal rearing and the examples discussed.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and highlight the importance of animal rearing in agriculture.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Animal Rearers

Animal rearers are people who raise and care for animals, ensuring they are healthy and productive for purposes such as producing meat, milk, eggs, or for work and breeding.

Animal rearing as an agricultural activity

Animal rearing is an agricultural activity that involves raising and caring for animals to obtain products such as meat, milk, and eggs, or to use the animals for work or breeding purposes. This practice includes a variety of animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, and pigs. Farmers provide food, shelter, and medical care to ensure the health and productivity of the animals.

Animal rearers are people who raise and care for animals
Photo by Darshak Pandya on Pexels

Examples Of Animals Commonly Reared

  1. Chickens: Often raised for their meat and eggs, teaching students about poultry farming.
  2. Cows: Commonly reared for milk, meat, and as draft animals, important for teaching about dairy and beef production.
  3. Sheep: Raised for wool, meat, and sometimes milk, providing a basis for lessons on mixed farming practices.
  4. Goats: Kept for milk, meat, and sometimes fur, useful for lessons on versatile livestock options.
  5. Pigs: Reared primarily for meat, offering insights into intensive livestock farming.
  6. Ducks: Raised for meat and eggs, adding diversity to discussions on poultry farming.
  7. Turkeys: Often reared for their meat, especially in commercial poultry operations focusing on festive markets.
  8. Rabbits: Kept for meat, fur, and as pets, illustrating small-scale and backyard farming practices.


  1. What is animal rearing?
  2. Can you name two examples of animals that are commonly 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: May 10, 2024