Identifying Sources of Insecurity Security Education Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Lesson Plan: Security Education for Primary 1, First Term, Week 3

Subject: Security Education
Class: Primary 1
Term: First Term
Week: 3
Age: 6 years

Topic: Sources of Insecurity
Sub-topic: Identifying Sources of Insecurity

Duration: 40 minutes

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

  1. Mention the sources of insecurity such as a dilapidated building.
  2. Identify other sources of insecurity like a filling station without a fire extinguisher.

Keywords: Insecurity, Danger, Dilapidated Building, Fire Extinguisher

Set Induction:
The teacher will show pictures of a safe playground and a broken, unsafe playground and ask pupils which one they would prefer to play in and why.

Entry Behaviour: Pupils have basic knowledge of safe and unsafe environments.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Picture cards of sources of insecurity
  • Flashcards with examples of insecurity sources
  • Storybook about staying safe
  • Whiteboard and markers

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:
Discuss with pupils where they feel safe or unsafe and why.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Observation
  • Communication

Reference Books: Lagos State Scheme of Work

Instructional Materials:

  • Picture cards of sources of insecurity
  • Flashcards with examples of insecurity sources
  • Storybook about staying safe
  • Whiteboard and markers

Content:

  1. Sources of Insecurity:
    • Dilapidated Building: Buildings that are old and broken can fall and hurt people.
    • Filling Station without a Fire Extinguisher: A place with petrol should have a fire extinguisher to prevent fires.
    • Broken Playgrounds: Unsafe equipment can cause injuries.
    • Dark Alleys: These places can be unsafe because it’s hard to see.
    • Busy Roads without Crosswalks: These are dangerous for crossing.

Questions:

  1. An old, broken building is a source of __________.
    • a) Fun
    • b) Safety
    • c) Insecurity
    • d) Play
  2. A filling station without a __________ is unsafe.
    • a) Pump
    • b) Attendant
    • c) Fire extinguisher
    • d) Sign
  3. Broken playground equipment can cause __________.
    • a) Joy
    • b) Injuries
    • c) Games
    • d) Laughter
  4. Dark alleys are places of __________.
    • a) Fun
    • b) Safety
    • c) Danger
    • d) Insecurity
  5. Busy roads without crosswalks are __________.
    • a) Safe
    • b) Dangerous
    • c) Fun
    • d) Interesting
  6. Insecure places can cause __________.
    • a) Joy
    • b) Safety
    • c) Injuries
    • d) Fun
  7. It is important to have a __________ at a filling station to prevent fires.
    • a) Sign
    • b) Fire extinguisher
    • c) Toy
    • d) Pump
  8. A dilapidated building can __________.
    • a) Stay strong
    • b) Fall down
    • c) Be fun
    • d) Be safe
  9. Broken playgrounds are __________ for children.
    • a) Safe
    • b) Fun
    • c) Dangerous
    • d) Exciting
  10. Dark alleys can be unsafe because it’s hard to __________.
    • a) Hear
    • b) Play
    • c) See
    • d) Run

Class Activity Discussion :

  1. What is a source of insecurity?
    Answer: A place or thing that can cause danger or harm.
  2. Why are dilapidated buildings unsafe?
    Answer: Because they can fall and hurt people.
  3. What should a filling station have to be safe?
    Answer: A fire extinguisher.
  4. Why are broken playgrounds dangerous?
    Answer: Because children can get injured on unsafe equipment.
  5. What makes dark alleys unsafe?
    Answer: It’s hard to see and there could be hidden dangers.
  6. Why are busy roads without crosswalks dangerous?
    Answer: It is risky to cross without a safe place to walk.
  7. How can we make filling stations safer?
    Answer: By having fire extinguishers and safety measures in place.
  8. What happens if we play in broken playgrounds?
    Answer: We can get hurt.
  9. Are all old buildings unsafe?
    Answer: No, only those that are not maintained and are broken.
  10. What should you do if you see a broken playground?
    Answer: Tell an adult and do not play there.

Presentation:

  1. Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic, which was “Understanding Security and Stranger Tactics.”
  2. Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic by showing pictures of different sources of insecurity and explaining why they are unsafe.
  3. Step 3: The teacher discusses with the pupils why these places are unsafe and how to avoid them.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Show pictures and explain sources of insecurity.
  • Describe the dangers associated with each source.
  • Ask questions to engage pupils and guide their responses.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Look at the pictures.
  • Answer questions.
  • Share their own ideas about staying safe.

Assessment:

  • Pupils will answer the fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Oral questions during the lesson.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is a source of insecurity?
  2. Why is a dilapidated building unsafe?
  3. What should a filling station have to be safe?
  4. Why are broken playgrounds dangerous?
  5. What makes dark alleys unsafe?
  6. Why are busy roads without crosswalks dangerous?
  7. How can we make filling stations safer?
  8. What should you do if you see a broken playground?
  9. Are all old buildings unsafe?
  10. Why is it important to stay away from unsafe places?

Conclusion: The teacher goes around to mark the pupils’ work and provides necessary corrections.

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