(A). Drugs that are commonly abused (B). Effect of drug abuse

Subject :

Civic Education

Topic :

(A). Drugs that are commonly abused


(B). Effect of drug abuse

Class :

Primary 6 / Basic 6


Term :

Third Term


Week :

Week 6


Instructional Materials :

  • Cardboard
  • Wall charts displaying pictures of drug addicts
  • Pictures of drugs that are commonly abuse
  • Charts
  • YouTube videos of reformed and rehabilitated drugs addicts



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught the moral aspects of drug education


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

  • Define drug abuse
  • Say the bad effects of abusing drugs
  • Mention some drugs that are commonly abused




Content :


Drug abuse simply refers to the use of both traditional and orthodox drugs without doctor’s advice or prescription. It is a common practice among most people to take drugs without prescription as such drugs may cause serious health problems later in life.


Examples of Drugs That Are Commonly Abused 

  1. Agbo (herbal concoction)
  2. Igbo (Indian hemp)
  3. Weed (ewe)
  4. Cocaine (coke)
  5. Tobacco
  6. Alcohol
  7. Caffeine
  8. Menthol etc



Effects of Drug Abuse

  1. Lose of concentration
  2. Weak limbs
  3. Blur sight
  4. Shaking hands and legs
  5. Nonsense talking
  6. Mentally sick
  7. Poor attitude towards work
  8. Aggressive behaviours
  9. Poor performance in school
  10. Kidney damage
  11. Lung problems
  12. Financial problems
  13. Social withdrawal
  14. Sleeplessness



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 :

  1. What is drug abuse
  2. Mention four drugs that are commonly abused
  3. Mention five effects of drug abuse


Conclusion :


The class teacher ask the pupils some questions. He gives out and he goes round to mark


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about


Drug laws and their enforcement

(A). Meaning of drugs trafficking

(B). Consequences of drug trafficking




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