SECOND TERM HOME ECONOMIC SCHEME OF WORK FOR PRIMARY SIX (6)/BASIC SIX (6)

WEEK 1 TOPIC: MEANING OF FOOD PRESERVATION

UNITS:

– State the meaning of food preservation
– Explain food spoilage, waste and their
disadvantages.
Reasons for preserving food
– Mention reason for food preservation and
Storage.
– State the importance of food preservation and
Storage.

WEEK 2: COMMON METHODS OF FOOD PRESERVATION

UNITS:

  • – Discuss common foods that can be preserved
    e.g. perishable foods such as meat, fish.
    – Identify those foods that should be preserved
    – List and explain methods of preservation e.g.
    Smoking, salting

WEEK 3 TOPIC: COMMON METHODS OF FOOD PRESERVATION II

UNITS:

  • Sun drying under the sun e.g. cereals and roots, Vegetables etc.
  • – Discuss the reasons for food preservation and how such food should be preserved.
  • Air drying under room temperature for vegetables
  • Importance of air drying vegetables under room Temperature e.g.  To maintain the colour, to retain the nutrients.

WEEK 4 TOPIC: COMMON METHODS OF FOOD PRESERVATION III

UNITS:

  • Freezing and chilling e.g. meat, fish, milk
  • Explain the difference between “freezing” and  “chilling”
  • Highlight and discuss the ways to preserve by chilling.
  • Freezing of tomatoes etc.
  • Describe how to clean before preservation
  • State how to portion it into different container before chilling

WEEK 5 TOPIC: FOOD STORAGE METHODS

UNITS:

  • Discuss food storage and labeling
    – Demonstration food storage and preservation
    – Methods of food storage
    – Explain two methods to be used in storing some common foods e.g
    – Freezing
    – Salting
    – Smoking
    – Sun drying e.t.c
    – Describe food storage and labeling of containers
    – copy notes on preservation and storage of foods

WEEK 6: HOME ACCIDENTS

UNITS:

  • Safety in the home
    – Meaning of home accidents
    – Name types of home accidents
    – Causes of home accidents
    – Spillage of water on the floor
    – Dropping of banana and plantain peels on the floor
    – Cuts from knives, broken bottles/ plates
    – Burns and scald from naked fire and hot water.

WEEK 7 TOPIC: HOME ACCIDENTS II

UNITS:

Types of home accidents
– Falls
– Sprains
– Burns and scalds
– Cuts
– Suffocation
– Poisoning
– Electrical shocks
– Dislocation

WEEK 8 TOPIC: PREVENTION OF HOME ACCIDENTS

UNITS:

Ways of avoiding home accidents e.g. – By not pouring water on the floor

By not keeping knives in the plates for washing
– By not dropping peels on the ground/ floor
– By not running behind the curtains
– By not allowing children in the kitchen

WEEK 9 TOPIC: PREVENTION OF SCHOOLS ACCIDENTS

UNITS:

Prevention of schools accidents
– By picking the broken bottles from the floor/ ground
– By not playing with sharp objects
– By not running on a slippery floor
– By not jumping on the desks and benches.
The first aid box
– Meaning of first aid box
– Contents in the first aid box
– Uses of the contents

WEEK 10 TOPIC: MATURITY

UNITS:

Introduction to maturity
– Definition of puberty
– Definition of maturity
– Changes observed in the body
– Signs of puberty
– Development of breast for girls
– Menstruation for girls
– Development of deep voice for boys
– Growing of pubic and armpit air

WEEK 11 TOPIC: MENSTRUAL CIRCLE

UNITS:

Materials to be used and date OF Menstrual circle
menstrual hygiene
– Cleanliness of the materials used
– Cleanliness of the body

WEEK 12: REVISION

WEEK 13: EXAMINATION

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