|Basic Science and Health Education for Primary Schools Uganda (UNICEF, 1992, 162 p.)|
|Introduction to Book|
PRIMARY ONE TERM ONE
SCHEMES OF WORK
UNIT 6: Our Health
My Health and Other People's
1. Our environment and our health
2. Ourselves and our bodies
3. Care of our bodies
- care of our hands
- care of the face
- care of the feet
- care of the eyes
- care of the skin
- care of the nose
- care of the ears
- care of the teeth
Sub-topic 1: Our Environment and Our Health:
1. To be aware of the healthy environment.
2. To be aware of unhealthy conditions in our environment. (germs etc)
3. To keep our environment clean.
4. To develop good health habits.
Keeping and practising health rules (habits).
Keeping the environment clean.
A clean environment (compound, latrine, rooms etc) help to prevent disease.
A clean environment helps to keep us healthy and happy.
Using latrines properly and keeping them clean help to prevent disease.
Skills to develop:
Cleaning the compound.
Cleaning the classroom (sweeping, dusting, tyding, arranging furniture etc.)
Rhymes, and songs about keeping environment clean.
Observing and reporting about the environment.
Making news sheet about a healthy environment.
Drawing then painting.
Making booklets e.g. "Health habits in our classroom" etc.
Brooms (for inside & outside)
Rugs, waste paper baskets, water, soap, paint, paper, pencils, crayons/charcoal, buckets, pots, (containers) hoes, rubbish pit.
Charts/posters (health messages, responsibility roster)
1. Give explanation of a healthy environment.
2. Describe a healthy classroom, a clean compound and a clean latrine/toilet.
3. Role playing (participation, involvement of the children and teacher).
4. Answer questions about the importance of clean environment and dangers of unhealthy environment.
1. Get children to report when the latrine is not being properly used.
2. Get children to report when rubbish is being left lying about in the compound.
3. Put locally made baskets for rubbish around the compound.
4. Inspect school premises everyday and point out what needs to be done.
5. Observe general cleanliness inside and around the class.
A scheme of work is a plan that breaks up content of the teaching syllabus into manageable parts of the book taking into account variables like time allocation, pupils' ability levels, available resources and previous experience of the pupils. Whatever is to be done is guided by the educational aims and objectives given in the syllabus. In order to make a good scheme of work, a teacher needs to know the Basic Science and Health Education Syllabus well. He has to have and understand the Teachers' Guide together with other recommended Health Education books.
Reading and understanding these books helps a teacher to pick facts, main ideas for the pupils, identify and prepare relevant resources, choose appropriate methods and activities then proceed to prepare a scheme of work on paper. The scheme of work should stress progression in idea, content and intellectual demand, and should also indicate suitable approaches, activities, resources and assessment.