PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning, Types and Causes of Home Accidents (Primary 6)
TOPIC – INTRODUCTION TO MATURITY AND PUBERTY
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
1. explain the meaning of maturity.
2. mention physical signs of puberty in boys and girls.
3. mention the behaviour trait at puberty.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of –
1. Sanitary materials – shaving sticks and powder, boxers and shorts, etc
2. Charts of various parts of the body.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
MEANING OF MATURITY AND PUBERTY
Maturity is the changes that occur in boy’s and girls when grow into young adults. These changes occur in their body which includes their reproductive organs.
Puberty is the stage of development in child’s body mature into young adults.
It is usually takes place between the ages of 11 and 13 year in girls and 12 to 14 years in boys. At this stage, the physical appearance of boys and girls begin to change in preparation for reproduction.
PHYSICAL SIGNS OF PUBERTY
1. Breaking of the voice and ejaculation (boys).
2. Development of breast, hip and menstruation (girls).
3. Growth of public hair (boys and girls).
MENSTRUATION AND MENSTRUAL HYGIENE
Menstruation is a period of flow (blood) in girl or woman between 2 to 7 days. A period is when blood comes out through a girl’s vagina.
Menstrual hygiene is the use of clean materials to absorb menstrual blood and changed as soon as possible during menstruation.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Explain maturity and puberty.
Pupil’s Activities – Discuss the different between maturity and puberty.
3. Notes the age range of children at this state of life.
Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Discuss and note the signs of puberty in Boys and Girls and parts of the body.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Pupils to –
1. explain the meaning of maturity and puberty.
2. state age range for maturity in boys and girls.
3. state the signs of puberty in boys and girls