• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 7
  • Age: 9 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science and Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Previous Lesson: Field Events; High Jump And Long Jump
  • Topic: Environmental Health
  • Content: Meaning of environmental health, Importance of good environmental health, Hazards of bad environmental health

Performance Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain: Define environmental health and list its importance and hazards.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the need for maintaining good environmental health.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate basic practices that contribute to good environmental health.
  • Social Domain: Discuss with peers the effects of environmental health on community well-being.

Reference Materials:
The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

Instructional Materials:
The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Flashcards showing different environmental scenes
  • Posters illustrating good vs. bad environmental practices
  • Video clips demonstrating environmental hazards

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding environmental health is crucial as it directly affects our wellbeing and quality of life. This lesson aims to make students aware of how their actions can impact the environment and, consequently, their health and the health of those around them.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge about personal hygiene and cleanliness from previous lessons.


Learning Area: Environmental Health

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5minDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce topic, ask pupils what they know about environmental healthRespond to questions, express prior knowledgeSetting the stage for new information
Step 2: Define Environmental Health5minLectureExplanationDefine environmental health, discuss its relevanceListen attentively, take notesUnderstanding the basic concept
Step 3: Importance of Good Environmental Health10minInteractive learningGroup DiscussionExplain the benefits of good environmental healthParticipate in discussions, give examplesLearning the benefits
Step 4: Hazards of Bad Environmental Health10minPresentationDemonstrationShow videos/clips, explain hazardsWatch attentively, ask questionsRecognizing negative impacts
Step 5: Note Taking5minWritingGuided WritingGuide pupils in summarizing key points in their own wordsWrite down summary pointsReinforcing knowledge
Step 6: Evaluation3minOral questioningDirect QuestioningAsk questions about the day’s lessonAnswer questions based on lesson notesAssessing comprehension
Step 7: Conclusion2minSummaryRecapSummarize key points, emphasize on daily applicationListen and reflectEnsuring retention

Classroom Note:

Environmental Health

Environmental health involves understanding and managing factors in the environment that can affect our health and wellbeing.

Importance of Good Environmental Health:

  1. Prevents Diseases: Keeps the community free from diseases like cholera and malaria.
  2. Promotes Wellbeing: Ensures clean air and water, which contribute to overall health.
  3. Supports Ecosystem: Maintains biodiversity and ecosystems for future generations.
  4. Enhances Quality of Life: Clean environments improve living standards and happiness.
  5. Saves Cost: Reduces health care costs by preventing illness.

Hazards of Bad Environmental Health:

  1. Spread of Illness: Poor sanitation can lead to diseases like diarrhea.
  2. Respiratory Problems: Pollution can cause asthma and other respiratory issues.
  3. Waterborne Diseases: Contaminated water sources can lead to various health complications.
  4. Impact on Mental Health: Poor environmental conditions can affect psychological health.
  5. Economic Costs: High costs in healthcare and lost labor from sickness.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. What is environmental health?
  2. Name two benefits of good environmental health.
  3. Give one example of how bad environmental health can affect our community.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:
Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: June 5, 2024