SUBJECT: SOCIAL STUDIES
TERM: 1ST TERM
CLASS: PRIMARY 6
TOPIC: Characteristics of a healthy boy–girl relationship
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: A chart showing teens practicing healthy and unhealthy relationship.
Scheme of work
All relevant materials
6-Years Basic Education Curriculum
BUILDING BACKGROUND/CONNECTION TO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:
Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.
A healthy boy–girl relationship is a kind of relationship that will not put either the boy or the girl in social, health, psychological or physical problem now or in the future. It is a mutual relationship free of premarital sex. It ensures that they behave properly and understand the changes in their bodies and emotions as they move into puberty. It also prepares them for the future to become responsible adults and good partners when they are ready for marriage. It also prevents drug abuse and misuse, unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. In the past, the relationship between boys and girls was a matter of mutual friendship. They see each other as friends and partners in progress. This was done with proper observation and guidance from parents and other older members of society. It was never a sexual relationship, as that could only happen after necessary marriage rites had been done. Hence, boys and girls were chaste and modest. The girls, especially, attached value to their virginity, and so reserved themselves for their future husbands as a sign of their dignity, discipline and self-respect. Presently, things have changed, due to the fact that people are now imitating foreigners. We now hear of children having boyfriends or girlfriends before the age of ten years. Some girls have also got pregnant as a result of trying out what they have seen people do (sex) on television.
To maintain a healthy boy–girl relationship, parents, teachers, peers and other older members of the community should advise young boys and girls on the need to uphold responsible behavior and conduct towards one another.
The following should be adopted to maintain a healthy boy-girl relationship:
Unhealthy boy–girl relationship can lead to many dangerous consequences.
Let us now look at some of them.
Assessment & Evaluation:
Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding
Define a healthy boy–girl relationship.
5 Identify four (4) ways of maintaining a healthy boy–girl relationship. 6 Mention five (5) dangers of practicing unhealthy boy-girl relationship 7 What is the full meaning of STD?
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