PATHOGENS: DISEASES AND PREVENTION

SUBJECT: PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

TERM: THIRD TERM

WEEK: WEEK 6

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: PATHOGENS: DISEASES AND PREVENTION

UNITS:

  1. MEANING OF SICKNESS  AND ILLNESS

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. The meaning of Sickness.
  2. The meaning of illness.
  3. How to prevent diseases

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)
  • Lagos State Scheme of Work.
  • Online Materials.
  • Physical and Health Education for Primary Schools

                              CONTENT

MEANING OF SICKNESS AND ILLNESS

A DISEASE is an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning.

PATHOGENS: Any disease-producing agent (especially a virus, bacterium or other microorganism)

MEANING OF SICKNESS 

  • It is a state when the body is not in a comfortable position
  • It is the unsoundness of the body
  • It is illness, disorder, disease.
  • When one is emotionally disturbed
  • One is physically disturbed.

When a person is sick, the person should see a doctor to check what is wrong with him or her. And the person should use drugs recommended by the doctor.

PREVENTION OF SICKNESS

To prevent sickness and diseases, we must ensure we eat the six classes of food (balanced diet). And we should maintain good hygiene.

MEANING OF ILLNESS

ILLNESS: It is the length of time of being unwell, as a result of diseases. If the disease(s) that cause illness is contagious, then such diseases can be caught, transmitted or transferred and passed on from one person to another.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson.
  • The Teacher introduces the topic.
  • The Teacher explains the lessons.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  •  What is meaning of Sickness?
  • What is the meaning of illness?
  • How can we prevent disease?

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

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