RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
THEME – MORAL ASPECTS OF DRUG EDUCATION
PREVIOUS LESSON – Functions and Problems of Civil Society Groups
TOPIC: MORAL ASPECTS OF DRUG EDUCATION
1. How to Protect Our Health and the Health of Others
2. Concept of Right and Wrong, Good and Bad health habits
3. Religious and Traditional Beliefs on drug Abuse
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to list self – responsibilities to protect own health and the health of those around them.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart, posters, and pictures.
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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
All Relevant Material
Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Civic Education Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION
Drug education enables children, youth and adults to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to appreciate the benefits of living healthily, promote responsibility towards the use of drugs and relate these to their own actions and those of others, both now and in their future lives.
CONCEPT OF RIGHT AND WRONG, GOOD AND BAD HEALTH HABITS
Morality is knowing how to accurately calculate the differences between Right and Wrong, and Good and Bad.
There are many benefits of being right and good, and there are many negative consequences that are the result of being bad or wrong. The more you understand these differences, the more you will benefit, and the less you will suffer from mistakes.
A drug is any substance that can change the activities of the body. Some of these substances can make us sleepy, excited, awake or take away pains. There are drug that capable of affecting the mind, emotions, and behavior. These drugs, we have to avoid drugs.
RELIGIOUS AND TRADITIONAL BELIEF ON DRUG ABUSE
Many religions have expressed positions on what is acceptable to consume as pleasure or medical purposes. Christianity, Islam and the traditional African religion, are all against substance abuse or drug abuse.
Many Christian denominations disapprove of the use of most illicit drugs. Many denominations permit the moderate use of socially and legally acceptable drugs like alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.
Islam prohibits all drugs that are not medically prescribed. Islam’s prohibition of drugs stems from two concerns: Every intoxicant is like alcohol, and every (type of) alcohol is prohibited. The second reason for banning drugs is that they are believed to have a harmful effect on the body.
HOW TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OTHERS
1. Eat healthy
What you eat is closely linked to your health.
2. Get regular exercise
Exercise can help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and colon cancer.
3. Lose weight if you’re overweight.
4. Protect your skin.
5. Practice safe sex.
6. Don’t smoke or use tobacco.
7. Limit how much alcohol you drink.
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. Guides pupils on how to protect our health and the health of others; concept of right and wrong, good and bad health;
Pupils’ Activities – participate in class discussion.
3. Invites a religious officer to give a talk on the moral aspect of drug abuse.
Pupils’ Activities – Visit religious places of discuss the issues of morality with religious leaders.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson (drugs that are commonly abused).
1. Mention two ways that we can protect our own health.
2. Discuss two ways that we can protect the health of others around.