Chapter 2.1 (Agriculture 5)

Uses of Domestic Animals

In grade four, we learnt the uses of cattle, sheep, goats and poultry. We will now learn about uses of other domestic animals that are also important to us.

How domestic animals are used

Human beings can use domestic animals for various purposes.

Activity 1

Sharing experiences on uses of domestic animals.

Let us Find Out

In Pairs

  1. Name domestic animals found in your community.
  2. Discuss the uses of domestic animals.

Look at the following photographs and name the domestic animals.

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  1. State uses of each domestic animal.
  2. Find out how domestic animals provide employment to people.

Share your experiences with the others.

Let us understand

  1. Some domestic animals provide food for people.
  2. People can sell domestic animals to earn money.
  3. Some domestic animals provide manure used for soil improvement.
  4. Some domestic animals are used to do work.
  5. Some domestic animals provide security.
  6. Some domestic animals are used to transport people and their luggage.
  7. Some domestic animals are used by some communities for cultural purposes such as: to pay dowry, fines and sacrifices. 
  8. Some domestic animals provide us with hides and skin which are used for making shoes, belts, clothes and ornaments.
  9. Some domestic animals are pets.

Exploring uses of domestic animals

Activity 2

Visiting neighbouring farmers to find out various uses of domestic animals.

Working in groups

  1. Find out which domestic animals are kept by the neighbouring farmers.
  2. Discuss with the farmer the use of each domestic animal. 
  3. Draw a table and record the name and the correct use of domestic animals you learned from the farmer.
  4. Discuss with the farmer any cultural use of domestic animals.

Share your experiences with the class.

Let us understand

  1. Different domestic animals are used for different purposes.
  2. Some domestic animals such as camels provide meat, and milk. Bees provide honey for consumption and nutrition.
  3. Domestic animals and their products can be sold to earn money for different uses.

RABBIT

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

CAT

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

HORSE

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

CAMEL

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

FISH

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

PIG

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

DONKEY

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

BEES

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

DOG

  • Leather
  • Food
  • Security
  • Pets
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Transport

Activity 4

Making an album on uses of domestic animals.

Let us practice

Working in groups

  • Collect magazines or newspapers with pictures of domestic animals.
  • Cut out the pictures of domestic animals.
  • Write the uses of different domestic animals on different cut outs.
  • Stick the pictures of domestic animals on the left side of the page and the correct uses on the right side of the page.
  • Display your work in the classroom.

Share your experience with the other groups.

Let us understand

  1. Some domestic animals have more than one use.
  2. Some domestic animals have the same uses, for example, camels and horses are both used for transport.

Activity 5

Search and watch video clips on various types of domestic animals and their uses.

Let us talk

  • Which domestic animals have you seen in the video clips?
  • How do people use the domestic animals?
  • What products do these domestic animals give?
  • Which domestic animals have more than one use? Share your experiences with the class.

Let us understand

  1. Domestic animals are important to human beings.
  2. Human beings take care of domestic animals because they have different uses for them.
  1. How are the domestic animals being used in the following pictures:

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B.

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  1. Name two cultural uses of domestic animals.
  2. Find the names of domestic animals from the following puzzle. Names can be in the puzzle from up to down, down to up, left to right, and diagonally. Indicate the first and last letters of the word to make the whole word active.
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