Home economics as a subject is concerned with the study of home management in the aspect of food, nutrition, clothing, health and hygiene, child development, family relationships, etc. Below is the scheme of work containing contents which the learners at junior secondary one level are expected to learn from home economics.

HOME ECONOMICS SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS1 FIRST TERM

1- Introduction to Home Economics
I- Meaning of Home Economics.
II- Areas of Home Economics.
III- Relationship of Home Economics to other subjects.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of
Home Economics, Areas and Relationship of Home Economics to
other subjects. Lead Students on discussion on the issues explained.
Students: Participate actively in discussion.

Home Economics and National Development.
1- Home Economics Career opportunities.
2- Importance of Home Economics to the individual, family and the nation.
Teacher: List the career opportunities in Home Economics.
Explain the importance to individual, family and nation.
Students: Participate in the discussion. Give example of individual, family and the nation.
2- Puberty and Adolescent.
1- Meaning of puberty and menstruation.
2- Signs of puberty.
3- Importance of body hygiene.
Teacher : Define the meaning of puberty and menstruation.
Identify the sign of puberty and the importance of body hygiene.
Students: Participate actively in discussion.
4- Adolescent
1- Meaning of adolescent
2- Need and challenges of the adolescents
Teacher: Explain the meaning of adolescent.Identify the needs and challenges of the adolescents.
Students: Respond to teacher’s activities.

5- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) HIV/AIDS.
1- Meaning of sexually transmitted infection (STIs) and HIV/AIDS.
2- Types and causes of STIs.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of the sexually transmitted infection. Mention types and causes of STIs and HIV/AIDS.
Students: participate actively in discussion.
6- Human Rights
1- Meaning of fundamental human rights.
2- Rights of a child eg: right to live, education etc
Teacher: Explain the meaning of the fundamental human right.
Lead the students on the issues explained students:
Students: participate actively in the discussion. Copy the board summary.
7. Family needs goals and standards.
1- Meaning and types of family needs and wants.
2- Meaning of family goals and standards.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of family needs, goals and standards. Leads class in discussion. Gives students assignments.
Students: Participate in the discussion. Give examples of individual goals and standards.
8- Family needs goals and standards.
1- Relationship among family needs goals and standards.
2- Uses of family needs, goals and standard in resource
management.
Teacher: Discuss the relationship among the family needs, goals and standard. State the ways family needs, goals and standard help in family resource management.
9- Personal Clothing and Household Articles/Crafts.
1- Meaning of cloth
2- Reasons for wearing clothes.
3- Guidelines for choosing decent clothes.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of household Articles / Crafts. List the simple household articles and crafts. Discuss the materials, tools, equipments for making simple household articles and crafts.
10- Personal Clothing and Household Articles/Crafts.
1- Care of clothing. E.g. airing,
Teacher: Demonstrates how to make any of the chosen items.

1- proper storage.
2- Cleaning of shoes.
3- Washing of under wears.
4- Demonstrate how to make income yielding articles.
Teacher– Demonstrates how to make some income yielding articles improvise where necessary. Displays /exhibits products for sale.
Students: List house articles. Mention the material and tools for making simple household articles and craftsbPractice the making of a household article and a simple craft.
11- Production of Clothing and household Articles / Crafts
1- List and explain simple relevant household articles and crafts.
2- Tool, equipment and materials for making simple articles and crafts.
Teacher: List the simple household articles and crafts
Discuss the materials, tools, equipments for making simple
household articles and crafts.
Students: List household articles. Mention the materials and tools for making simple household articles and crafts.
12- Production of Clothing and household Articles / Crafts
1- Construction of simple relevant articles. E.g. apron, cap, needle
work bag, head rest, table mat etc.
2- Production of income yielding crafts. E.g. Tie/ dye and batik
fabrics.
Teacher: Demonstrate how to make some income yielding articles improvise where necessary. Display and exhibit product for sale.
Students: practice the making of householdbarticle and a simple craft. Display / exhibit produced articles.
13- Revision Revision
14- Examination. Examination.

HOME ECONOMICS SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS 1 SECOND TERM

1- Production of Cleaning Agents
1- Types homemade cleaning agents.
2- Uses of homemade cleaning agents.
Teacher: Discuss types of homemade polish and cleaning agents.
2- Explain steps in the production of home polish cleaning agents.
Students: Examine samples of homemade furniture polish and
cleaning agents. List and discuss the steps in the production of
homemade polish.
2- Production of Cleaning Agents
1- Preparation of homemadencleaning agents.
2- Using home-made polish and cleaning agents.
Teacher: Demonstrate making of home-made furniture polish and cleaning agents. Prepare different samples of home-made furniture polish and cleaning agents and display in class.
3- Deodorants and Cosmetics.
1- Types of cosmetics
2- Materials and tools for making cosmetics, eg pomades, creams and deodorants.
Teacher: List materials and tools for making pomade, cream etc
2- Explain the steps in making pomade and cream.
Students: practice the making ofnpomade/cream and deodorant.
4- The Healthy Feeding Habits
1- Meaning of eating habits.
2- Good Feeding Habit
3- Table Manners
Teacher: Explain the meaning habits. List the good feeding habits
Lead students on discussion on the issues explained.
Students: Participate actively in discussion.
5- The family
1- The meaning of family.
2- Types of family e.g.bnuclear, polygamous.
3- Roles each family member and family as a whole.
1- Explain the meaning of family.
2- Mention the types of family.
3- Identify the roles of each member of the family.
Students: Participate in the class discussion. Dramatize the role of each member of the family.

6- The Family
1- Family relationship.
2- Tracing your family tree, functions of the family, roles of family members
Teacher: List the relationship of each member of the family. Explain the family tree, functions and roles of family members.
Students: Participate actively in the discussion.
7- The Home
1- Meaning of a home.
2- Differences between homes.
3- Functional areas in the home.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of a home. List the differences between homes. Identify the functional areas in thenhome.
Students: Guide students in personal discussion
8- Housing the family
1- Types of houses in Nigeria.
2- Choice and location of a family house.
3- Practical on plan of a building.

Teacher: List the types of houses in Nigeria. Explain the location of a family house.
Students: Participate in the class discussion.

9- Care of the family houses
1- Resources of caring for the family house.
2- Equipment and tools,nmaterials for thenfamily
Teacher: List resources of caring for the family house. Mention the equipment and tools.
Students: Participate actively in discussion. Give examples of equipment and tools.
10- Care of the family houses
1- Daily and weekly cleaning.
2- Waste disposal, site and methods.
Teacher: Explain how to perform the daily and weekly cleaning.
List types of waste disposal and methods.
Students: Participate actively in discussion.
11- Revision
12- Examination

HOME ECONOMICS SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS1 THIRD TERM

1. Healthy feeding and eating practices
1- Healthy feeding practices include e.g. Eat adequate diet, use food in season.
2- Healthy eating habits e.g. washing hands before and after eating- taking a small quantity of food at a time- chewing food properly. Etc.
Teacher: Discuss healthy feeding eating practices. Demonstrate good feeding and eating practices.
Students: Participate in the class discussion. Discuss effects of:
-Talking while eating
-Eating too much
-Drinking water while eating.
2. Healthy feeding and eating practices
1- Effect of healthy eating habit e.g. stomach ache.
2- Effect of unhealthy feeding practice e.g. Marasmus,
kwashiorkor, Obesity etc
Teacher: Discuss the effects of unhealthy feeding and eating practices. Discuss effects of drug abuse.
Students: Dramatize the effects harmful substances to the body
3. Healthy feeding and eating practices
1- Food additive: uses and misuses and detection
2- Food contaminants.

Teacher: Explain food additives and contaminants. Discuss harmful substances that should not be taken into the body.
Students: Participate actively in the discussion.
4. Healthy feeding and eating practices
1- Harmful substances that should not be consumed e.g. banned additive, spoilt fruits, under-cooked food etc
2- Food contaminants
Teacher: Display diagrams of harmful substances. Give a broad summary
5. Healthy feeding and eating practices
1- Meaning of drug abuse.
2- Effects of drug abuse in the
Teacher: Discuss the effects of drug abuse. Display diagrams of harmful substances body.

Students: Dramatize the effects of harmful substances to the
body. Display and identify diagrams of harmful
substances.
6. Family needs and resources.
1- Meaning of Needs and Resources.
2- Types of family needs and resources
3- Use a chart on family needs and resources.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of needs and resources. List the types and uses of family needs and resources.
Students: Participate actively the discussion.
7. Entertainment in the home.
1- Meaning of entertainment.
2- Simple cooking and serving equipment.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of entertainment.
2- Identify cooking and serving equipment
Students: Participate actively in the discussion.
8. Entertainment in the home
1- Table laying
2- Importance of entertainment and table laying.
Teacher: Identify the equipment for table laying
2- Explain the importance of entertainment and table laying.
Students: Practice how to lay a table.
9. Entertainment in the home
1- Preparation for entertainment.
2- Characteristics of a good host / hostess.
3- Preparation for a good hostess.
Teacher: Explain the characteristics of a good host / hostess.
Prepare how to entertain
Students: Participate actively in the discussion.
10. Simple sewing tools and equipments.
1- Meaning of tools and equipment.
2- Importance of each tool mentioned.
3- Classification of tools e.g.
Teacher: Explain the meaning of sewing tool and equipment. List the importance of each tool and equipment. Classify the tools and equipments as manual and non-manual.
Students: Participate actively in the discussion.

11. Sewing tools and equipment.
1- Care and storage of sewing tools
2- Guidelines for choosing sewing tools and equipment
Teacher: Demonstrate how to take care and store of sewing tools.
Students: Participate actively in the discussion.
12. Revision Revision
13. Examination. Examination.

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