• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 10
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Social Studies
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Content: Identification Of Illegal Drugs

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

  1. Define illegal drugs.
  2. Give 3 examples of illegal drugs.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of illegal drugs (as appropriate for the age group)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Flashcards
  • Chart or poster illustrating illegal drugs

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding illegal drugs is crucial for personal safety and societal well-being. This knowledge helps in making informed decisions and staying away from harmful substances.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of personal safety and the concept of right and wrong.


Content Development: Identification Of Illegal Drugs

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsQuestion and AnswerEngage students by asking what they know about drugs. Explain the focus on illegal drugs.Share their thoughts on drugs.
Defining Illegal Drugs 10 minsDiscussionDiscuss and define illegal drugs. Use simple language and relatable examples.Participate in the discussion and ask questions.
Examples of Illegal Drugs 10 minsVisual AidShow pictures or flashcards of three common illegal drugs. Discuss each briefly.Observe the visuals and ask questions.
Note taking 3 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing the key points of the lesson.Copy the notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation 2 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions like “What are illegal drugs?” and “Can you name three examples?”Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson. Emphasize the importance of staying away from illegal drugs.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Illegal Drugs

Illegal drugs are substances that can be harmful to our bodies and minds, and it’s against the law to use them. They can make people sick and are not safe.

Examples of Illegal Drugs:

  1. Cocaine
  2. Heroin
  3. Methamphetamine
  4. Marijuana (in some places)
  5. Inhalants (like glue or paint sniffing)


  1. What are illegal drugs?
  2. Can you give three examples of illegal drugs?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: November 28, 2023