Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 8

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Home Economics

Topic: Personal Grooming And Use Of Cosmetics

Content: Meaning And Importance Of Cosmetics And Deodorants

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

  • Define cosmetics and deodorants.
  • State 2 importance of deodorant and cosmetics.

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 cosmetics and deodorants
  • Samples of cosmetics and deodorants
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chart papers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the meaning and importance of cosmetics and deodorants is crucial for personal grooming, promoting good hygiene, and building self-confidence.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of personal hygiene.

Content Development: Meaning And Importance Of Cosmetics And Deodorants

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsQuestion and AnswerDiscuss the importance of personal grooming.Respond to questions and share experiences.
Definition of Cosmetics and Deodorants5 minsExplanation and DiscussionDefine cosmetics and deodorants. Discuss their uses.Take notes and ask questions for clarification.
Importance of Deodorant10 minsGroup ActivityDiscuss and list the importance of using deodorants.Participate in the group activity, share ideas.
Importance of Cosmetics 5 minsClass DiscussionDiscuss the significance of cosmetics in grooming.Share thoughts and opinions on the importance of cosmetics.
Note Taking 5 minsExplanationProvide a summary of key points for note-taking.Take notes in notebooks.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the objectives.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecapSummarize the lesson and emphasize key points.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Meaning Of Cosmetics And Deodorants

Cosmetics: Cosmetics are beauty products used to enhance or alter the appearance of the face, body, or fragrance. They include items like makeup, skincare products, and hair care products.

Deodorants: Deodorants are personal care products applied to the body to prevent or mask body odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of perspiration. They often contain antimicrobial agents and fragrances to keep the user feeling fresh.

Importance Of Cosmetics And Deodorants:

Importance of Cosmetics:

  1. Enhancing Appearance: Cosmetics can enhance one’s natural features, boosting confidence and self-esteem.
  2. Creative Expression: Using cosmetics allows individuals to express their creativity and personal style.
  3. Sun Protection: Some cosmetics, like sunscreen, provide protection against the harmful effects of the sun, promoting skin health.

Importance of Deodorants:

  1. Odor Control: Deodorants help control body odor by preventing or masking unpleasant smells caused by sweat.
  2. Hygiene: Regular use of deodorants contributes to personal hygiene by keeping the underarm area clean and fresh.
  3. Boosting Confidence: Feeling confident about personal hygiene, including odor control, is crucial for a child’s social well-being at this age.


  1. What is the definition of cosmetics?
  2. Why is using deodorant important for personal grooming?

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 13, 2023