Taking Care of Ourselves to Prevent Diseases

Subject : Health Habits

Topic : Taking Care of Ourselves to Prevent Diseases

Class : Nursery 1

Term : First Term

Week : Week 3

Instructional Materials :

  • Disinfectant Treated Mosquitoes nets
  • Soap
  • Disinfectants
  • Clinical Thermometer


Reference Materials

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

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Causes of Diseases


Behavioural Objectives :  By the end of the lesson, the learners will be able to


  • say how to prevent themselves from diseases
  • say how to tell elders, parents or teachers when they are sick


Content :

Taking Care of Ourselves to Prevent Diseases

When we are sick , we are very weak .

We need to tell our parents or teacher that we are sick whenever we are sick .

It is only adults like that are allowed to touch or administer drugs or medicine

Teachers are strongly advised not to give any pupil any drug

Parents are encourage to take care of any of their wards or children that is sick at home

If the child is stooling , ORT may be administered as first aid

Parents are supposed to provide food and water for their children before coming to school

If symptoms persist , refer the child to the clinic




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.Can we give a sick pupil palm oil to drink ? _______ ( True / False )


2. can drinking dirty water cause disease ?    _____________  ( True , False )


3. We must not take or use medicine by ourselves  _______ ( True , False , Not sure )


4. Can littering the floor cause disease ?    _____________  ( True , False )


5. Parents are supposed to keep sick children at home  ______ _ ( True , False , Not sure )


6. Can washing your hands regularly cause disease ?    _____________  ( True , False )


7 Can teacher give pupils small medicine like paracetamol   ?    _____________  ( True , False )


8. If the is a cut , teacher can apply bandage and iodine as first aid treatment  ?    _____________  ( True , False )


9. Can sweeping our room neat everyday cause disease or illness  ?    _____________  ( True , False )


10 . can praying to God always cause disease or illness  ?    _____________  ( True , False )


Conclusion :


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.