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CLASS 5 SOCIAL STUDIES
UNIT 4 LESSON 2 JUNE, 2020

RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

Tea farming in Murang'a.

Wildlife and Tourism.

The above pictures are part of our economic activities.

RESOURCES

-These are things we use to generate income or create wealth.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

-They are various ways we used the resources to earn money.

Examples of Economic Resources

  • Crop farming
  • Fishing
  • Livestock keeping
  • Wildlife and tourism
  • Mining
  • Trade
  • Forestry
  • Transport and communication

AGRICULTURE

-Is the growing of crops and keeping of livestock.

-It is the most important economic activity.

Traditional Forms Of Agriculture

-There are two forms of traditional agriculture.

  • Bush fallowing
  • Shift cultivating

 

Shifting Cultivation

-People clear land which is virgin mainly by burning the bushes

-They planted crops for a certain period of time

-Bush fallowing was possible due to a lot of land and few people

-Simple tools such as digging sticks, hoes were also used.

Bush fallowing

-It involved clearing virgin land, burning the bushes.

-It was cultivated for a period of time then moving to a new piece of land, leaving the old one regains fertility.

-After a number of years the farmers returned to the original land.

Subsistence crop farming

-This is the growing of crops for human used, food subssitances .

-Crops grown in Kenya are Maize,Beans,Potatoes,Bananas,Vegetables,Sorghum,Cassava

Food storage in traditional African societies

  • Grains could be stored in huge baskets, large clay pots, gourds and calabashes.
  • Some communities built granaries where grains like maize could be kept.
  • Maize and bananas could be hung on poles inside the homestead.
  • Milk was stored in gourds.
  • Woven baskets could be used used to store pumpkins and yams.
  • Meat could be on a place inside the house and then smoked to preserved it.
  • Milk was stored in gourds inside the houses.

 

WORK TO DO 10 MKS

  1. How was meat stored in some traditional community______________

  1. When storing food what is the most important thing to be considered.___________

  1. What is Agriculture____________________.

  1. The staple food in Kenya is_______________.

  1. In traditional African communities, foodstuffs could be stored in________

  1. Woven baskets in traditional societies could be used to store__________

7. Which one of the following is a traditional form of agriculture____________?

8. The following is examples of economic activities Except___________

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