Class: Primary 2

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 6

Age: 8 years

Duration: 40 minutes

Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Home Economics

Previous Lesson: Persons To Accept Things From

Topic: Care Of Food

Content: Meaning Of Food And Food Presentation, Methods Of Preserving Food


Performance Objectives:

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Define food and explain what food preservation means.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the importance of preserving food.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate at least one method of preserving food.
  • Social Domain: Work collaboratively in groups to discuss food preservation methods.

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 Food safety and storage – Better Health Channel
  • Relevant Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Pictures and diagrams of different foods and preservation methods
  • Samples of preserved foods (e.g., dried fruits, canned vegetables)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Flashcards with key terms

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the care of food, including its preservation, is crucial for maintaining good health and reducing food waste. It helps pupils make informed choices about how to keep their food safe and nutritious.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are familiar with various types of food and basic concepts of taking care of food from daily experiences at home and previous lessons.

Learning Area: Care Of Food

Instructional Procedures:

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minDiscussionSet inductionAsk pupils what they had for breakfast and discuss the types of food mentionedShare their breakfast items and engage in discussionIntroduction to the concept of food
Step 2: Explanation10 minLectureDirect InstructionExplain the meaning of food and food preservationListen attentively and take notesUnderstanding the definitions of food and food preservation
Step 3: Listing Methods10 minDemonstrationInteractive LearningShow pictures of preserved foods and explain various methodsObserve pictures and ask questionsLearning different methods of preserving food
Step 4: Group Activity10 minGroup WorkCollaborative LearningOrganize pupils into groups to discuss and list preservation methodsDiscuss in groups and present their findingsCollaborative learning and sharing knowledge
Step 5: Note Taking5 minNote-takingGuided PracticeGuide pupils to copy notes on food and preservation methodsCopy notes from the boardReinforcement of key points
Step 6: Evaluation5 minQ&AFormative AssessmentAsk questions based on the lessonAnswer questionsAssessment of understanding
Step 7: Conclusion2 minSummaryReview and Wrap-upSummarize key points and give a brief preview of the next lessonListen and ask any final questionsConsolidation of learning

Classroom Note:

Care Of Food

Food: Food is anything that we eat or drink to provide energy and nutrients for our bodies. It helps us grow, stay healthy, and have the energy to play and learn.

Food preservation means keeping food in a safe and edible state for a longer time. This means that we make sure the food doesn’t spoil quickly and remains good to eat.

Methods of Preserving Food:

  1. Drying: Removing water from food to prevent bacteria from growing.
  2. Canning: Storing food in airtight containers to keep it fresh.
  3. Freezing: Keeping food at very low temperatures to stop bacteria from growing.
  4. Salting: Using salt to draw out moisture from food and kill bacteria.
  5. Pickling: Storing food in vinegar or brine to keep it from spoiling.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Define food.
  2. Explain what food preservation means.
  3. List three methods of preserving food.
  4. Describe one method of food preservation they have seen or used at home.
  5. Discuss why it is important to preserve food.

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: May 24, 2024