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

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

  • Cognitive domain: Identify and explain three ways of preventing drug abuse.
  • Affective domain: Develop a positive attitude towards healthy living and avoiding drugs.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate understanding through participation in role-play on saying no to drugs.
  • Social domain: Work cooperatively in groups to discuss and share ideas on preventing drug abuse.

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 Drug Free World

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

  • Charts depicting healthy lifestyle choices
  • Pictures and posters showing consequences of drug abuse
  • Role-play scripts

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding how to prevent drug abuse is crucial for ensuring that children lead healthy lives free from the negative impacts of drugs. This knowledge helps them make informed decisions and support peers in making similar choices.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are aware of what drugs are and the basic dangers associated with drug abuse as covered in the previous lesson.


Learning Area: Drug Abuse – 3
To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionSet InductionIntroduce the topic and connect to prior knowledgeListen and respond to questionsEngage and prepare pupils for new content
Step 2: Explaining key concepts10 minsLectureExpositoryExplain three ways to prevent drug abuse: education, healthy activities, and strong family bondsListen and take notesPupils learn preventive measures
Step 3: Role Play10 minsActivityInteractiveGuide pupils in role-play scenarios on saying no to drugsParticipate in role-playsApply knowledge in practical situations
Step 4: Group Discussion10 minsGroup workCollaborative LearningFacilitate group discussions, guide pupils to share thoughtsDiscuss in groups, share ideasSocial skills and reinforcement of learning
Step 5: Summary and Recap5 minsQuestion and AnswerReviewRecap the lesson, answer queriesAsk and answer questionsEnsure understanding and retention
Total40 mins

Classroom Note:

Ways Of Preventing Drug Abuse

Hello everyone, today we learned important ways to keep ourselves and our friends safe from drugs. Remember, drug abuse can be very harmful, but here are ways we can prevent it:

  1. Education: Learn about the harmful effects of drugs and why they are dangerous.
  2. Healthy Activities: Engage in sports, reading, and arts instead of bad habits.
  3. Strong Family Bonds: Spend more time with family who can support and guide you.
  4. Knowing How to Say No: Be brave and say no if someone offers you drugs.
  5. Seeking Help: If you feel confused or pressured, talk to an adult you trust.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name three ways to prevent drug abuse.
  2. Why is it important to stay away from drugs?
  3. Describe how you would say no if someone offered you 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