Class: Primary 2

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 2

Age: 6 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: National Values Education

Curriculum Theme: Social Studies

Topic: Keeping Our Environment Clean

Content: Cleaning Tools – brooms, hoes, brush, cutlass, mop, packer rake, etc.

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

  1. Identify five cleaning tools.

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:

  • Brooms
  • Hoes
  • Brush
  • Cutlass
  • Mop
  • Packer rake
  • Visual aids (pictures of cleaning tools)

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the use of cleaning tools is vital for instilling a sense of responsibility in pupils and teaching them the importance of keeping their environment clean.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

No specific prerequisite, as this lesson caters to pupils with various levels of prior knowledge about cleaning tools.


Content Development: Keeping Our Environment Clean

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsQuestion and AnswerDiscuss the importance of a clean environment. Ask what tools they know for cleaning.Respond to questions and share ideas.
Identification of Cleaning Tools10 minsDemonstrationShow and explain the use of each cleaning tool – brooms, hoes, brush, cutlass, mop, packer rake.Observe and ask questions about the tools.
Practical Demonstration 10 minsGroup ActivityDivide pupils into groups. Provide each group with a set of cleaning tools. Demonstrate how to use them.Use the tools to clean a designated area.
Note Taking 5 minsWriting Provide a list of the cleaning tools. Emphasize their importance in keeping the environment clean.Copy the list and key points into notebooks.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk pupils to identify and name five cleaning tools.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson. Discuss the importance of using the tools to maintain cleanliness.Share thoughts on the lesson.

Note to Pupils:

Cleaning Tools

  1. Broom: Used for sweeping dirt and debris.
  2. Mop: Used for cleaning floors with water and detergent.
  3. Dustpan: Used to collect dust and debris swept by the broom.
  4. Brush: Used for scrubbing surfaces, especially stubborn stains.
  5. Bucket: Used for carrying water or cleaning solutions.
  6. Sponge: Used for cleaning and wiping surfaces.
  7. Cloth: Used for general cleaning and wiping.
  8. Rake: Used for gathering leaves and debris in outdoor areas.
  9. Hoe: Used for cultivating and clearing soil in outdoor spaces.
  10. Gloves: Worn to protect hands during cleaning tasks.


  1. What is the name of the tool used for sweeping?
  2. Name two tools used for cutting grass.
  3. How do cleaning tools help us 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