Accident : Meaning and Causes

Subject : Social Studies


Topic :

Accident : Meaning and Causes


Class :

Primary  3/ Basic 3


Term :

3rd Term / Third Term


Week :

Week 5


Instructional Materials :

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  • Textbooks On Social Studies
  • Online Materials
  • Picture Charts



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught

Division Of labour

in their previous lesson


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

  • explain the meaning of accident
  • say the causes of accident





What is an Accident ? 

An accident is a strange bad sudden occurrence that causes pains, injuries or death .


Definition of Accident 


Types of Accident 



Causes of Accident 



Road Accident 




Projects/ occupation that requires division of Labour are:. Medical services framing, home, schools etc.


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 :

  • What is an accident 
  • Mention two types of accident 
  • Write out two causes of accident 
  • Mention four reasons why different people do different types of job 


Conclusion :

The class teacher gives out ó brief note that is based on the topic that has just been taught.


Assignment :


Effects and solution to road accident

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