• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 1
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science & Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Previous Lesson: Safety Rules In Swimming
  • Topic: Health and Personal Hygiene
  • Content: Concept of personal hygiene. Importance of good personal hygiene.

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Explain the concept of personal hygiene and its relationship to health.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the importance of maintaining personal hygiene.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate basic personal hygiene practices.
  • Social Domain: Discuss how personal hygiene affects relationships with peers.

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 KidsHealth – Personal Hygiene

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

  • Charts depicting healthy hygiene habits
  • Flashcards with key terms and definitions
  • A short video clip on daily hygiene routines

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the concept of personal hygiene is essential for promoting health and preventing disease. This lesson will equip pupils with knowledge and skills to maintain good hygiene, fostering self-esteem and social interactions.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to be familiar with basic daily routines such as bathing and brushing teeth.


Learning Area: Health and Personal Hygiene

Content Development:

StepTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minInteractive LectureQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic by asking pupils what they know about personal hygiene.Pupils respond to questions and discuss what they know about hygiene.Introducing the topic to gauge prior knowledge and stimulate interest.
Step 2: Explain Concepts10 minLectureExplanation and DemonstrationExplain the meaning of personal hygiene and its importance for health. Use charts and flashcards.Listen and observe the demonstrations.Understanding the basic concepts of personal hygiene.
Step 3: Demonstration10 minDemonstrationModelingShow a video clip demonstrating proper hygiene practices. Discuss the steps shown in the video.Watch attentively and ask questions.Visual learning of proper hygiene practices.
Step 4: Group Activity10 minGroup WorkRole-playingDivide pupils into groups to role-play various daily hygiene routines.Participate in role-playing, demonstrating learned hygiene practices.Applying knowledge in a practical context.
Step 5: Conclusion5 minDiscussionSummarizationSummarize key points of the lesson. Reiterate the importance of personal hygiene.Listen and summarize in their own words.Reinforcing the lesson’s key points.

Classroom Note:

Health And Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene refers to keeping one’s body clean and healthy. This means that we take care of different parts of our bodies to prevent illness and keep ourselves looking and feeling good. Here are five reasons why personal hygiene is so important:

  1. Prevents Disease: By keeping clean, we can avoid germs that cause illnesses.
  2. Boosts Self-esteem: When we are clean and neat, we feel better about ourselves.
  3. Improves Social Interactions: Good hygiene makes us more pleasant to be around, which helps in making friends.
  4. Promotes Health: Regular washing and grooming foster overall health.
  5. Prevents Skin Infections: Clean skin is less likely to become infected or irritated.

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

  1. Describe what personal hygiene means.
  2. List two reasons why personal hygiene is important.
  3. Demonstrate one personal hygiene practice they learned today.

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!