Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Home Economics

Topic: Meaning Of Home Economics

Content: Meaning Of Home Economics

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

  • Define and explain the meaning of Home Economics.

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:

  • Whiteboard
  • Markers
  • Chart or poster with key points
  • Examples of home economics-related items (e.g., sewing kit, cooking utensils)

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the meaning of Home Economics is important for learning life skills related to managing a home and daily living.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of what a “home” is and some of the activities that happen at home.


Content Development: Meaning Of Home Economics

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions to assess prior knowledge about what they think Home Economics is. Explain the importance of the topic.Respond to questions and participate in the discussion.
Defining Home Economics 10 minsDiscussionExplain and discuss the meaning of Home Economics. Use practical examples.Listen, take notes, and ask questions for clarity.
Explanation of Key Concepts 10 minsLecture and DiscussionExplain key concepts related to Home Economics (e.g., cooking, sewing, budgeting).Take notes and engage in discussions.
Examples and Real-Life Application 5 minsDiscussion and Show-and-TellShow examples of items related to Home Economics (e.g., a sewing kit, pots and pans). Discuss how these items relate to the subject.Share thoughts on the examples presented.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the lesson content and objectives.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and encourage students to explore Home Economics in their daily lives.Share what they’ve learned and discuss its relevance.

Note to Pupils:

Meaning Of Home Economics

Home Economics can be defined as the study and practice of skills and knowledge related to managing a home and daily living. It includes activities such as cooking, sewing, budgeting, and other essential life skills that help individuals take care of themselves and their households.


  1. What is the meaning of Home Economics?
  2. Can you give an example of a Home Economics-related activity?
  3. Why is Home Economics important in our daily lives?

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 1, 2023