Responsible Parenthood and Safe Age for Reproduction Primary 6 (Basic 6)

Last Updated on December 10, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

BASIC SCIENCE

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 6

THEME – LIVING COMPONENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT 

 PREVIOUS LESSON – THE HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (PRIMARY 6)

TOPIC – RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD

LEARNING AREA

1. Safe age for reproduction

2. Changes in male and female during puberty

3. Responsible sexual behavior

4. Identification of sexually irresponsible behaviour

5. Consequences of indiscriminate or irresponsible sexual behaviour

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. State the safe age for reproduction.

2. Identify the changes in male and female at puberty.

3. Differentiate the different between responsible and irresponsible of sexual behaviors.

4. Explain the consequences of irresponsible sexual behaviours.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Unwanted pregnancy

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –

  • charts showing HIV/AIDS patients and mode of spread
  • video films on VVF/RVF and HIV/AIDS patients in hospitals
  • cardboard papers
  • pencils
  • gum
  • marker pen, etc.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information – Health Line

 

WRITING INSTRUCTION 

Copy as I write or draw as I need. This instruction should be given when you need the pupils to write or draw.

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION (SAFE AGE FOR REPRODUCTION) 

Teacher’s Activities – Display a chart showing young and adult animals and ask the pupils, which of these animals is ready to produce its kind?

Pupil’s Expected Response – The adult animals are the only one that’s ready to produce its kinds because they are old enough. Other are too young.

Teacher’s remark – unlike the animals, you are too young to carry pregnancy and not safe to give birth to a child. The act of pregnancy at your age is irresponsible parenthood. This week, we are going to be learning about responsible parenthood.

 

On board – copy as I write.

MEANING OF PARENTHOOD 

A responsible parenthood means the responsibilities of parents to their children to guide, protect and provide for their basic needs.

 

MEANING OF SAFE AGE FOR REPRODUCTION 

Teacher’s Activities – Ask the pupils, what is the safe age for reproduction?

Pupil’s response – Welcome various responses.

Teacher’s remark – Listen to the pupils points of views and give a great cheer for active and quick.

 

On board – copy as I write.

Safe age for reproduction is the appropriate age that is safe for women to get carry pregnant, deliver safely and be able to take responsibility for her child(ren).

 

 

The average woman’s reproductive years are between ages 12 and 51. Women can get pregnant and bear children from puberty.

Puberty is the time when your body begins to develop and change as you grow into young adult.

 

Experts say the best time to get pregnant is between your late 20s and early 30s. This age range is associated with the best outcomes for both you and your baby. One study pinpointed the ideal age to give birth to a first child as 30.5.

Your age is just one factor that should go into your decision to get pregnant. You also need to consider your emotional and financial readiness to start a family. That timing is unique for each woman.

For more information, follow the link –When Can You Get Pregnant and What’s the Best Age to Have a Baby?

 

LESSON TWO – CHANGES IN BOYS AND GIRLS AT PUBERTY 

Teacher’s Activities – Ask the pupils, what are the change in boys and girls from birth and to adulthood? Give some hints if possible. 

Pupil’s response – State some of the changes in boys and girls physical appearance.

Teacher’s response – Listen to the pupils and give a great cheer for quick response.

 

On board – copy as I write.

CHANGES IN BOYS AND GIRLS AT PUBERTY 

Puberty is the time when your body begins to develop and change as you grow into young adult. Puberty begins in girls at age of 11 while boys at age of 12.

 

On board – copy as I write.

CHANGES IN BOYS 

1. Boys grow slowly than the girls but later catch up and grow faster and bigger than the girls.

2. Pimples appear and disappear with time.

3. The chest becomes broader.

4. The voice becomes thicker.

5. The shoulder becomes broader.

6. Public hairs start growing at the armpits and private part (in between the legs).

7. Semen production begins and may discharge during sleep.

 

On board – copy as I write.

CHANGES IN GIRLS 

1. Girls grow taller than the boys at this initial this time.

2. Pimples appear and disappear with time.

3. The breast develop.

4. The voice becomes thinner.

 

 

5. The hip becomes broader.

6. Public hairs start growing at the armpits and private part (in between the legs).

7. Menstruation starts.

 

LESSON THREE – RESPONSIBLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS

Teacher’s Activities – Ask the pupils, what are the activities that lead to unwanted pregnancy?

Pupil’s response – based on their locality – parties, late at night, bad friends, etc.

Teacher’s remark – Listen to the pupils and give a great cheer for quick response.

 

On board – copy as I write.

Responsible sexual behaviours are behaviours that observe safe age for reproduction, avoiding teenage sex that lead to unwanted pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, etc.

Irresponsible sexual behaviours are behaviours that lead to unwanted pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, etc. Such behaviours include – drinking and smoking, clubbing, etc.

 

LESSON 3 – CONSEQUENCES OF IRRESPONSIBLE SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Discussion on the consequences of irresponsible sexual behaviour.

Teacher’s remark – note on board, the pupil’s points and give as great cheer for active participation.

 

On board – copy as I write.

It leads to unwanted pregnancy.

It leads to complications at birth – VVF and RVF.

It may lead to death.

It may leads to infection such STD (HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhoea).

It may cause damage to the womb as a result of abortion.

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Discusses with the pupils, the safe age for reproduction.

Pupil’s Activities – Explain what exactly safe age for reproduction.

3. Leads pupils to identify changes in boys and girls at puberty.

Pupil’s Activities – State the changes in boys and girls at puberty.

4. Explains what responsible and irresponsible sexual behaviours.

 

 

Pupil’s Activities – Identify responsible and irresponsible sexual behaviours.

5. Engages pupils to identify the consequences of irresponsible sexual behaviours.

Pupil’s Activities – State the consequences of irresponsible sexual behaviours.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

1. mention the safe age of reproduction.

2. mention 4 changes in male and female at puberty.

3. state 2 responsible and 2 irresponsible of sexual behaviors.

4. identify 3 consequences of irresponsible sexual behaviour.

 

 

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