Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3



Subject: Social Studies

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Drugs

Subtitle: Drug administrator

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. State the right people to administer drugs

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: charts

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



The right people to administer drugs

People are not to take drugs on their own, if anyone sick first of all  he or she must first go to a doctor and get a test to know what disease it is and the prescribe drugs to be taken. Children must not take drugs on their own.

The following are the people that can give common drugs:

  1. Our parents – Our parents can help us to use common drugs in the right way. They can also help us to use drugs prescribed by doctors at the normal or appropriate time.
  2. Our teachers – At times when we are ill, we may not like to stay away from school. We therefore take our drugs to school. Our teachers can give us the drug at the normal time while in school.
  3. The nurses – A nurse is a person whose job is to take care of a sick person in the hospital. A nurse can give drugs while the patient is still at the hospital.
  4. The doctors – A doctor is a person that is trained in medicine and has the role of treating ill or sick people. Doctors are qualified to prescribe and give drugs to sick people. They know the right drug to give as well as the appropriate dose (the ways to use the drugs).
  5. The pharmacists – A pharmacists is a person whose job is to prepare drug for sale or give them to people in a store or hospital. Pharmacists are also qualified to give drugs to people.


Strategies and activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:     

1. Who is a pharmacist?

WRAP UP (CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. Write five people that can administer drugs
  2. Who are those that should not take drugs on their own?

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