SS1 Animal Husbandry Scheme of Work

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About SS1 Animal Husbandry Scheme of Work

Animal husbandry in Senior Secondary School 1 (SSS1) introduces students to essential practices in managing farm animals, focusing on their care, breeding, and overall well-being. This subject is crucial for its role in food production, supporting industries such as leather and pharmaceuticals, and sustaining livelihoods in rural areas.

The Lagos state unified scheme of work for animal husbandry covers key areas including nutrition, reproduction, health management, and farm operations. Understanding animal nutrition, including formulating feeds and meeting nutritional requirements, is vital for maintaining animal health and optimizing productivity. 

This subject prepares students for careers in agriculture, veterinary sciences, or related fields by emphasizing the interconnectedness of agricultural systems and the importance of environmental stewardship.

In conclusion, the introduction of animal husbandry in SSS1 provides students with a foundational understanding of responsible and sustainable farm animal management. It prepares them to contribute effectively to the agricultural sector, emphasizing productivity alongside ethical considerations in animal welfare.

Assessment Guide

In SSS1 Animal Husbandry, assessment techniques combine formative (quizzes, discussions) and summative (exams, projects) methods. Formative evaluations measure comprehension, while summative assessments assess overall understanding and practical abilities via exams, demonstrations, and projects. These methods foster critical thinking and the application of knowledge in livestock management.

Grading follows a scale from A to F, with A representing excellent performance, typically scoring around 70% or 80%, and F indicating failure, usually below 50% or 45%.

SS1 First Term Scheme of Work for Animal Husbandry

 LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: UNIFIED SCHEMES OF WORK FOR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
 Animal Husbandry Scheme of Work for Senior Secondary Schools 1(SSS1)
 ClassS.S.S 1
 SubjectAnimal Husbandry
 TermFirst Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1Meaning and importance of animal husbandry1. Define areas of Animal Husbandry
2. Importance of Animal Husbandry to individual community and nation
2Classification of farm animals IClassification based on Nutrition
1. Ruminants (polygastries)
2. Small ruminants e.g. sheep and goats,
nonruminants (monogastries)
a. Poultry (Avian)
b. Pigs (swine)
c. Rabbits
3Classification of farm animals IIClassification based on nutrition,
nonruminants with.
a. Horse or donkeys
b. Snails
c. Bees
d. Grass cutters etc.
4Classification of farm animals III1. Distinguish between ruminants and nonruminants
ii. Distinguish between macro and micro farm animals
5Classification of farm animals IVEconomic importance of farm animals:
-draught-hide/skin
-farm yard manure
-employment opportunities
-source of foreign exchange
-sources of income
-sports or games
6Parts, organs and functions of farm animals I1. Parts and organs of farm animals. exposing the students to various system of farm animals
a. digestive system b. Respiratory system
2. Functions of parts and organs of farm animals
a. Creates down food into metabolic nutrient b. Provide oxygen fro metabolic processes
7Parts, organs and functions of farm animals IIa. Nervous system b. Circulatory system
2. Functions of nervous system and circulatory system i.e
a. Enhance stimulus
b. Provide blood to all parts of the body.
8Parts, organs, and functions of farm animals IIIa. Skeletal system
b. Reproductive system (male and female reproductive system.)
The functions of these systems
i. Supports the animal structure
ii. helps in the production of offspring
9Parts, organs and functions of farm animals IVPars and organs of farm animals. Exposing the student to various system of farm animals
-Digestive system
-Respiratory system
-Nervous system
-Reproductive system (male and female system) etc.
10Livestock reproduction IDefinition of terms in livestock reproduction
-Ovulation
-Oestrus cycle
-Heat period and signs of heat
-Mating
-Gestation
-Parturition
-Lactation etc.
11Revision 
12Examination 

 

SS1 Second Term Scheme of Work for Animal Husbandry

 TermSecond Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1Livestock reproduction IIReproduction process in livestock mammals
2Livestock reproduction IIIReproduction process in poultry i.e egg formation
3Livestock reproduction IVReproductive hormones and their functions
4Livestock reproduction VManagement practices of pregnant farm animals
5Livestock management system ILivestock management system
-Intrusive management system
6Livestock management system IIIntensive management system
7Livestock management system IIISemi-intensive management (merits and demerits of semiintensive)
8Livestock management system IVExtensive management system (merits and demerits)
9Livestock management system V-Intensive management
-Semi-intensive
-Extensive system
10Management practice in livestock (ruminant) IManagement practices
a. Housing b. Feeding c. Sanitation d. Lustration e. Dehorning f. Tattooing g. Ear notching h. Vaccination or inoculation i. Culling etc.
11Revision 
12Examination 

 

SS1 Third Term Scheme of Work for Animal Husbandry

 TermThird Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1Management practices in non-ruminants (pigs) I1. Breeds of pigs-Local and exotic breeds
2. Management practices
a. Housing b. Feeding c. Sanitation d. Castration e. Dehorning f. Breeding g. Ear notching h. Vaccination or inoculation i. Culling etc.
2Management practices in non-ruminants (pigs) IIPracticalize some of the management practices such as:
a. Housing b. Feeding c. Sanitation d. Castration etc
3Management practices in non-ruminants (poultry) IBreeds of poultry
a. Heavy and dual-purpose breeds
b. Light breeds
c. Other breeds
Branches of poultry
d. Egg. Production
e. hatching
f. Broiler production management etc.
g. Housing h. Feeding
i. Sanitation etc.
4Management practices in non-ruminants (poultry)II1. Discussing the management practices and their importance
a. Housing
b. Feeding
c. Sanitation
d. Vaccination
Type of poultry.
Broilers, layers, etc.
Practice this management
5Management practices in non-ruminant (rabbit) IBreeds of rabbit i. Local ii. Exotic iii. Crosses
Types or branches i. Fancy ii. Fur iii.
Meat management practices a. Housing b. Feeding c. Sanitation d. Castration e. Vaccination/inoculation etc.
6Management practices in non-ruminant (rabbit) IDemonstrate some of the management practices
i. Feeding ii. Housing iii. Sanitation iv. Vaccination etc.
Discuss their importance in rabbit keeping
7Management practices in non-ruminants (grasshopper) I1. Breeds and importance
2. Management practices
a. Housing b. Feeding c. Limitation d. Castration e. Deowning f. Vaccination/ inoculation etc.
8Management practices in non-ruminants (grasshopper) IIDiscuss the management practices including a. Housing b. Feeding c. Limitation etc and their importance
9Apiculture or bee-keeping I1. Meaning of apiculture of beekeeping
2. types of bees a. Indigenous bees b. exotic bees
3. Importance of bee keeping-Job/wealth creation
-Bees and bee products are medicinal etc
10Apiculture or bee-keeping II 
11Revision 
12Examination 

 

Recommended Animal Husbandry Textbooks for Senior Secondary School 1

The recommended  Animal Husbandry textbooks for SSS1 include but are not limited to the following:

  • Integrated Animal Husbandry for Schools and Colleges by Babayemi O.J. et al Positive Press
  • Current Animal Husbandry by  M.C Okechukwu et al 

        Mis-Fav Publishers 

  • Animal Husbandry for Senior Secondary with workbook by Udofia Elizabeth et al University Press Plc SS 1-3

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