• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 7 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: National Value Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Social Studies
  • Previous Lesson: Drug Abuse – Meaning Of Drug Abuse
  • Topic: Drug Abuse – 2
  • Content/Learning Area: Dangers of Drug Abuse

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

  • Cognitive domain: Identify and describe three dangers of drug abuse.
  • Affective domain: Show an understanding of the importance of staying away from drugs.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate ways to say no when offered drugs.
  • Social domain: Discuss with peers the consequences of drug abuse in a guided group discussion.

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

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of Work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information from Effects of Drug Abuse

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

  • Charts depicting the health effects of drug abuse
  • Flashcards with key terms and definitions
  • Videos showing the social impacts of drug abuse

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the dangers of drug abuse is crucial for young children to make informed decisions and develop healthy habits early in life. This lesson aims to instill a clear understanding of why drugs are harmful and how they can affect various aspects of life.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of what drugs are, as covered in the previous lesson.


Learning Area: Drug Abuse – 2
To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minDiscussionSet InductionExplain what drug abuse is and introduce the day’s topic.Listen and respond to questions.Understanding the focus of the lesson
Step 2: Explain dangers10 minLectureExplanationDescribe three main dangers of drug abuse.Listen and view charts.Learn about health, social, and legal risks
Step 3: Group Discussion10 minGroup ActivityInteractive LearningFacilitate group discussions on scenarios of drug abuse.Discuss in groups and present findings.Enhance social understanding and communication skills
Step 4: Role Play10 minRole PlayDemonstrationGuide pupils through role-playing exercises.Act out scenarios on how to refuse drugs.Practice refusal skills
Step 5: Conclusion5 minQuestion & AnswerRecapRecap the lesson and reinforce key points.Ask and answer questions.Reinforce the lesson’s content

Classroom Note:

Dangers of Drug Abuse

Today, we learned about the dangers of drug abuse, which means using drugs in a way that is harmful to our bodies and lives. Here are the dangers we discussed:

  1. Health Problems: Drug abuse can lead to serious health issues like heart disease, liver damage, and other illnesses.
  2. Addiction: Drugs can be very addictive, which means they can make a person want to take them even if they know it is bad.
  3. Poor School Performance: Using drugs can make it hard to think clearly and learn, which can cause bad grades.
  4. Legal Issues: It is illegal to use many drugs, which can lead to getting in trouble with the law.
  5. Relationship Problems: Drug use can hurt friendships and family relationships.
  6. Financial Problems: Buying drugs can cost a lot of money, which can cause financial stress.
  7. Accidents: Drugs can slow down your thinking and reactions, which can lead to accidents.

Lesson Evaluation:
To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name three health problems caused by drug abuse.
  2. Describe how drug abuse can affect school performance.
  3. Explain why it is important to say no to drugs.

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: April 22, 2024