Responsible Parenthood Basic Science and Technology 2nd Term Primary 6 Week 3

Subject : 

Basic Science and Technology

Term :

Second Term


Week 3

Class :

Primary 6 /  Basic 6


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of The Human reproductive System    in Basic Science in their previous lesson

Topic :

Responsible Parenthood

Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • write out the qualities of good parents
  • say the right age for sex and the meaning of puberty
  • explain how to be a responsible parent


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbook



Responsible Parenthood simply means the right age for adolescence to be sexually active . A child cannot get married . It is only adult that get married because a child is not sexually and emotionally ready to be a responsible parent . An adolescence that is pregnant may find it very difficult to put to bed .


Parent must wake up to their responsibilities and provide the basic need for their parents .


What is puberty ?

Puberty is the age that both male and female becomes sexually active


Roles of Responsible Parents

  • Parent must provide food and accommodation for their children
  • Parents must provide good clothing for their children
  • Parents must provide sound education for their parent
  • Parents must protect their children from sexual abuse
  • Parent must provide rest, recreation , amusement of leisure for their children
  • Parent must teach their children about moral , cultural and societal values of the community
  • Parents must counsel their children on the right path of good societal behaviours so that they will will not become area boys


Consequences of Irresponsible Sexual Behaviours

  • It may lead to death
  • It may lead to unwanted pregnancy
  •  It may lead to unnecessary abortion that could have been avoided through restraining oneself from doing or enjoying sex
  • It may lead so sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis
  • It may lead to AIDS
  • It may lead to complication at birth (CS)
  • It may damage the womb


What is expected of every parent to his or her children to show responsible parenthood 

  • Love
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Provision of basic necessities of life
  • Cooperation
  • Attention
  • Always available or around
  • Tolerance
  • Honesty
  • Education



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




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • Explain puberty
  • Mention three characteristics of good parents
  • Mention three dangers of irresponsible sexual behaviours
  • Mention four attitude of any responsible good parent
  • Mention four duties of parents at home




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about water projects in Nigeria



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