• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 3
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Social Studies
  • Topic: Keeping Our Environment Clean
  • Content: Cleaning Activities

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

  1. Identify tools needed for carrying out different cleaning activities.

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:

  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Duster
  • Trash bags
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning cloth

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the tools for cleaning activities is crucial for developing a sense of responsibility and cleanliness in our environment.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of their surroundings and everyday objects.


Content Development: Cleaning Activities

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Discuss the importance of keeping the environment clean. Ask students about tools they know for cleaning.Answer questions and share their thoughts.
Tools for Cleaning 10 minsDemonstrationDisplay and explain various cleaning tools. Discuss when and how to use them.Identify and name the cleaning tools.
Class Discussion 5 minsDiscussionEngage students in a discussion about cleaning activities and their experiences.Share their thoughts on cleaning.
Group Activity 10 minsGroup WorkDivide students into groups. Provide pictures of cleaning scenarios. Ask each group to identify the tools needed.Discuss and list tools for cleaning in their groups.
Note Taking 2 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing the key points of the lesson.Copy the notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the tools for cleaning activities.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and emphasize the importance of using the right tools for keeping our environment clean.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Cleaning Activities

  1. Sweeping the Floor:
    • Tools:
      • Broom
      • Dustpan
  2. Mopping the Floor:
    • Tools:
      • Mop
      • Bucket
  3. Dusting Surfaces:
    • Tools:
      • Duster
      • Cleaning cloth
  4. Cleaning Tables and Desks:
    • Tools:
      • Cleaning cloth
      • Mild cleaning solution
  5. Collecting and Disposing of Trash:
    • Tools:
      • Trash bags
      • Gloves


  1. Name three tools used for cleaning.
  2. When do we use a dustpan?
  3. Why is it important to keep our environment clean?

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 27, 2023