• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 7
  • Age: 6 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Value Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Security Education
  • Topic: Electrocution

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive domain: Pupils should be able to explain the meaning of electrocution.
  • Affective domain: Pupils should demonstrate an understanding of the seriousness of electrocution and develop a cautious attitude towards electrical devices.
  • Psychomotor domain: Pupils should be able to identify objects or scenarios in their environment that could lead to electrocution.
  • Social Domain: Pupils should be able to discuss with peers and adults the dangers of electrocution and the importance of safety measures.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of electrical devices, warning signs, and safe practices
  • Short video clip on electrical safety
  • Flashcards with safety tips

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the dangers of electrocution and how to prevent it is crucial for the safety and well-being of the pupils. This knowledge can help them navigate their environment safely and make informed decisions when they encounter electrical devices.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to know basic home appliances and have a general understanding that electricity can be dangerous.


Content Development: Electrocution

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and ask what pupils know about electricity.Pupils share their thoughts and experiences.Introducing the topic of electrocution.
Step 2: Meaning of Electrocution10 minLecture & DemonstrationUse of Visual AidsExplain the meaning of electrocution using pictures.Pupils listen and observe the pictures.Understanding what electrocution is.
Step 3: Causes of Electrocution10 minInteractive discussionGroup DiscussionDiscuss various causes of electrocution with examples.Pupils suggest possible causes.Identifying causes of electrocution.
Step 4: Prevention of Electrocution10 minRole-play & DemonstrationSimulationDemonstrate safe practices around electricity. Pupils role-play safe behaviors.Pupils engage in role-play.Learning how to prevent electrocution.
Note taking2 minWritingGuided Note TakingDirect pupils to write down key points.Pupils write notes in their books.Ensuring retention of information.
Evaluation2 minOral QuestionsRecapAsk questions related to the lesson.Pupils answer questions.Assessing understanding of the topic.
Conclusion1 minSummarizationReviewSummarize the key points of the lesson.Pupils listen.Reinforcing the lesson’s main points.

Classroom Note:

Meaning of Electrocution

Electrocution is when someone gets hurt or dies because of electricity passing through their body.

Causes of Electrocution

  1. Touching bare wires
  2. Using electrical devices with wet hands
  3. Plugging too many devices into one outlet
  4. Using damaged electrical cords
  5. Playing near electrical substations

Ways of preventing Electrocution

  1. Always keep electrical devices and sockets away from water.
  2. Do not touch electrical devices with wet hands.
  3. Make sure cords and plugs are in good condition before use.
  4. Do not overload electrical outlets.
  5. Stay away from electrical substations and transformers.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is electrocution?
  2. Can you name two causes of electrocution?
  3. Give one way you can prevent electrocution at home.

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Emphasize the importance of electrical safety through engaging and relatable examples. Ensure all pupils participate in discussions and role-plays to enhance understanding and retention.

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Last Update: March 26, 2024