• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 3
  • Age: 6 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Home Economics
  • Topic: Home and Its Surrounding
  • Content: Types of Dirt, Cleaning of Dust

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Pupils will be able to identify and classify types of dirt in their surroundings.
  • Affective Domain: Pupils will develop an appreciation for a clean environment and their role in maintaining cleanliness.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Pupils will demonstrate basic skills in cleaning dust and dirt.
  • Social Domain: Pupils will understand the importance of communal responsibility in keeping the home and its surroundings clean.

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 clean and dirty surroundings
  • Real-life examples of dirt and cleaning tools (dustpan, brush, cloth)
  • Chart depicting types of dirt and cleaning methods

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the different types of dirt and how to clean them is fundamental in maintaining a healthy living environment. This lesson aims to instill in pupils the importance of cleanliness starting from their immediate surroundings, fostering a sense of responsibility and communal respect.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of cleanliness and the concept of dirty vs. clean environments.

Content Development: Home and Its Surrounding

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsInteractiveQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and ask pupils about their understanding of dirt.Pupils share their thoughts on what makes surroundings dirty.Understanding the concept of dirt and cleanliness.
Step 2: Identification of Dirt Types10 minsDemonstrationShow and TellShow pictures and real-life examples of different types of dirt.Pupils identify and classify the dirt types.Differentiating between types of dirt.
Step 3: Methods of Cleaning10 minsGuided PracticeHands-onDemonstrate basic cleaning techniques using tools.Pupils practice cleaning using dustpans, brushes, and cloths.Learning how to clean different types of dirt.
Step 4: Importance of Cleanliness5 minsDiscussionGroup DiscussionDiscuss the importance of keeping our surroundings clean.Pupils share ideas on why cleanliness is important.Understanding the communal responsibility towards cleanliness.
Step 5: Note Taking5 minsWritingCopyingWrite down the classroom note on the board.Pupils copy the classroom note.Reinforcing the lesson’s objectives through note-taking.
Step 6: Evaluation3 minsOral Q&ADirect QuestioningAsk questions related to the lesson to assess understanding.Pupils answer questions based on the lesson.Assessing pupils’ understanding and retention.
Step 7: Conclusion2 minsSummationRecapSummarize the key points of the lesson.Pupils listen and internalize the summary.Consolidating the lesson’s learning points.

Classroom Note:

Things That Make Our Surrounding Dirty:

  1. Litter such as paper, plastics
  2. Spilled foods and liquids
  3. Dust and mud
  4. Fallen leaves and natural debris
  5. Animal waste

Types of Dirty:

  1. Solid waste
  2. Liquid stains

Ways to Clean Dirt:

  1. Sweeping with a broom
  2. Picking up litter by hand
  3. Wiping spills with a cloth
  4. Using a dustpan for small waste
  5. Rinsing with water where appropriate

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What are two types of dirt mentioned in today’s lesson?
  2. Name one way we can clean up liquid stains.
  3. Why is it important to keep our surroundings clean?

Note to Teachers:
Adapt the teaching methods and activities to fit the dynamics of your classroom. Some pupils might need more visual aids or hands-on activities to fully grasp the concepts. Encourage participation by creating a supportive and interactive environment.

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Last Update: April 2, 2024