THEME – DISEASE
PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning (Examples) Diseases or Illness (Nursery 1 – Age 3)
TOPIC – CAUSES OF ILLNESS
1. Introductory Activities
2. Causes of Diseases and Illness
3. Implications of Dirty Habits on Our Health and Environment
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.
Spoil foods or dirty water
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.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
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
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.
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.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
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.
4. Dirty environment attracts ____________________.
5. Stagnant water breeds ____________________.