Personal Hygiene. Health Issues. Care of Our Clothes

Subject :

Civic Education

Topic :

Personal Hygiene Health Issues Care of Clothes

Class :

Basic 4/Primary 4

Term :

Third Term

Week :

Week 8

Instructional Materials :

  • Soap
  • Sponge
  • Bathing pail
  • Types of special clothes
  • Different samples of uniform
  • Samples of male clothing and female clothing

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught how to take care of their bodies in the previous lesson

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Say how to maintain personal Hygiene and cleanliness
  • Mention why people wear clothes
  • Explain how to maintain cleanliness of our clothes


Reference Materials 

  • Online Resource Materials
  • Various Textbooks on Civic Education Book 4
  • Lagos State Upper Primary Scheme of Work For Primary 4


Content :

Personal Hygiene deals with the way we personal take care of our body. We can take care of our body by 

  • Brushing our teeth at least twice a day
  • Taking our bath daily and regularly
  • Combing our hair
  • Making sure that our fingernails are well trimmed or cut short
  • Making sure that our school shoes are cleaned and well polished
  • Making sure that our clothes are always neat and well ironed

Why do we wear clothes 

  • We wear clothes to cover our nakedness
  • We wear clothes to beautify our bodies
  • We wear special clothes for special events or celebrations
  • Police and nurses wear uniforms for easy identification and smartness
  • Students wear uniforms to school for identification
  • Pastors and Imams wear special clothes for religious purposes



How To Take Care Of Our Clothes

  • Our clothes must be properly washed and sun dry
  • Our clothes must be well ironed to make them look smart on us
  • Never wear clothes that are not well dried as they tend to smell when we put them on
  • Loose parts of our clothes must be properly stitched or sewn
  • Faded or torn clothes must be disposed of
  • Wear clothes that cover most parts of your private parts as skimpy or short shirts may expose you




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1: The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2. He introduces the new topic


Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

Mention Four Reasons For Wearing Clothes






Conclusion :

The class teacher gives a brief note and he goes round to mark



Assignment :

Read about different clothes that are suitable for different weather conditions

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