Causes of Diseases or Illness and Implications of Dirty Habits on Our Health and Environment (Nursery 1 – Age 3)

Last Updated on October 26, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

 

HEALTH HABITS 

FIRST TERM  

WEEK 2

NURSERY 1

THEME – DISEASE 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning (Examples) Diseases or Illness (Nursery 1 – Age 3)

TOPIC – CAUSES OF ILLNESS

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Causes of Diseases and Illness

3. Implications of Dirty Habits on Our Health and Environment

 

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. list some of the causes of diseases or illness.

2. understand the implications of dirty habits on our health and environment.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Spoil foods or dirty water

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Pictures or chart showing people with wound or sick people.

 

 

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

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 

Teacher’s Activities – Shows the children the chart of dirty plates, cups, spoons, foods, water and tell them, how they make us to sick.

 

CAUSES OF DISEASES AND ILLNESS 

1. Drinking dirty water.

2. Using dirty plates or spoons to eat foods.

3. Using dirty cups to drink water.

 

 

4. Picking foods from the floor.

5. Living or sleeping in a dirty rooms.

6. Stagnant water in the environment breed mosquitoes.

6. Roads and gutters with dirt.

7. Dirty environment.

 

IMPLICATIONS OF DIRTY HABITS ON OUR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

On Our Health 

1. Stooling

2. Malaria

3. Cholera

4. Typhoid

5. Death

 

Teacher’s Activities – Shows the children the chart of people suffering from dirty habits. 

 

On Our Environment 

1. It attracts Insects – mosquitoes, cockroach, etc.

2. It attracts pests – rats, snakes, scorpions, etc.

3. It make the environment unattractive.

 

Teacher’s Activities – Shows the children, the chart of dirty environment or take them for a walk within the school compound 

 

Note – Always refer child(ren) for treatment when necessary to appropriate health centre. 

 

 

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. Shows the children chart of dirty water, foods, etc. and tell them how each causes disease or illness.

Pupil’s Activities – Mention the causes of disease or illness.

3. Tells the children implications of dirty habits on our health and environment.

Pupil’s Activities – Say the implications of dirty habits on our health and environment.

 

 

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. ____________________ makes us sick.

A. drinking dirty water

B. drinking good water

 

2. ____________________ causes illness.

A. Good food

B. Dirty water

 

3. ____________________ make us sick.

A. Mosquitoes

B. Chicken

 

 

4. Dirty environment attracts ____________________.

A. mosquitoes

B. People

 

5. Stagnant water breeds ____________________.

A. mosquitoes

B. Fish

 

 

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