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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

SUBJECT: PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

TERM: SECOND TERM

THEME: BASIC MOVEMENT

WEEK: WEEK 9

CLASS: PRIMARY 6

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

UNITS:

  • Meaning of environmental health.
  • Importance of environmental health.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this discussion in this unit, people should be able to:

  • Know the Meaning of environmental health.
  • Know the Importance of environmental health.

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard/Chalkboard
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory videos

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and answers

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum.
  • Universal Basic Education  Curriculum (UBE)
  • Unified Schemes of Work for Lagos State Primary Schools (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Physical and Health Education.
  • Online Materials.
  • Edudelight Physical and Health Education for Primary Schools.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: The students are familiar with benefits of having good friends.

WORD FILE: specialist, inspectors, sanitarians, disasters.                

                              CONTENT

                        ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

When we are not healthy, we will not be effective to work. We need to live in a healthy environment because Health is wealth.

Environmental health is the practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting human well-being. It is the activity of trying to protect against things that might harm people’s health in the place where they work and live.

Environmental health Practitioners can be called environmental specialist, public health inspectors, and sanitarians.

              ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DISCIPLINES

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Toxicology’
  3. Exposure science

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCERN

  1. Food safety
  2. Quality air
  3. Housing
  4. Medical
  5. Waste management and disposal.
  6. Climate change and its effect.
  7. Vector control like mosquitoes, flies, cockroach.
  8. Noise pollution

IMPORTANCE OF ENCIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Some of the importance of environmental health are:

  1. It reduce the level of diseases in our community.
  2. It teaches us how to keep our environment clean.
  3. It guides us on how to deal with natural disasters like flood.
  4. It reduce pollution.
  5. It helps us to know the food that is safe for consumption.
  6. It increase the quality of our life.
  7. It helps us live long.

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURE

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (BENEFITS OF HAVING GOOD FRIENDS).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic (ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH).
  • The Teacher explains the lessons.

LEARNERS ACTIVITIES

  • Learners participate in the class discussion
  • They sweep their class and school compound

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

Teacher ask the learners to:

  • Meaning of environmental health.
  • Importance of environmental health.

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: BENEFITS OF HAVING GOOD FRIENDS

NEXT LESSON: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

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