SUBJECT: SOCIAL STUDIES
TERM: 1ST TERM
Topic: Responsible parenthood�
Behavioral objectives: At the end of the lessons, the pupils should be able to
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6 years basic Education curriculum
Building background connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes
Characteristics of responsible parenthood regarding marriage
After marriage, the husband and wife are expected to behave well, live responsibly and prepare to be good and responsible parents. Some of the characteristics of responsible parenthood include:
1. Preparing for a new baby: Procreation, or producing babies, is one of the characteristics of marriage. It is the duty of the married couple to prepare well and provide the necessary materials needed for a new baby. 2 Attending antenatal clinics regularly: Expectant mothers or pregnant women are expected to register in a clinic or hospital for regular checkup, in order to ensure that the mother and baby are healthy.
2. Eating nourishing food: Expectant mothers are supposed to eat nourishing foods in order to ensure a healthy growth of the baby, and to nourish the mother, to make her healthy and strong till the day of delivery.
3. Ensuring immunizations: Immunization is the drug administered to people, in order to prevent sickness or illness. Parents should ensure that their babies are given complete immunization, in order to prevent such babies from contracting diseases like polio, meningitis, measles, smallpox, and yellow fever.
4. Breastfeeding: It is the responsibility of mothers to place their babies exclusively on breast milk, instead of using baby formula, which is not as good as breast milk.
Problems of irresponsible parenthood (STDs and AIDS)
STDs are sexually transmitted diseases, which mean that they can be contracted through sexual intercourse.�
Examples of STDs are gonorrhea and syphilis. They may make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant in future. Another STD that is deadly is HIV/AIDS.�
HIV means Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus attacks the white blood cells, and causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The virus normally damages the system that fights diseases in the human body.
HIV/AIDS can be contracted through the following sources:�
We cannot contract AIDS from food, water, handshake, toilet, furniture or telephone. There is no cure yet for AIDS. The best way to prevent it is not to have sexual intercourse outside marriage. Antiviral drugs are also available to those who have AIDS, to help them reduce the effect of the disease.�
It is very important for the husband and wife to live responsibly, and remain faithful to each other. In order to ensure a happy, peaceful and harmonious married life, people should not engage in sex outside marriage.
Assessment and evaluation
Teacher asks questions from pupils based on the topic�
�Wrap up and conclusions
Teacher goes over the topic for better understanding.
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