Teacherbot 21 Aug, 08:34:26

Grade: 7 Subject: Life Orientation Topic: Environmental Health - The things in the environment that can affect people’s health and well-being

Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and explain the various factors in the environment that can affect people’s health and well-being, and propose ways to mitigate their impact.

Materials: - Whiteboard and markers - Handouts with case studies - Laptop or projector for multimedia presentation - Chart paper and markers

Duration: 60 minutes


  1. Introduction (5 minutes) - Begin the lesson by asking students what they think environmental health means. - Write their responses on the whiteboard and discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy environment for our well-being.

  2. Multimedia Presentation (15 minutes) - Show a multimedia presentation that highlights the different factors in the environment that can affect people’s health and well-being. - Include examples such as air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, poor sanitation, and inadequate waste management. - Discuss the potential health risks associated with each factor and their impact on individuals and communities.

  3. Case Studies (20 minutes) - Divide the class into small groups and distribute handouts with case studies related to environmental health issues. - Instruct each group to read and analyze the case study, identifying the environmental factors that are affecting people’s health and well-being. - Encourage students to discuss the potential consequences of these factors on individuals and communities.

  4. Group Discussion (10 minutes) - Bring the class back together and facilitate a group discussion based on the case studies. - Ask each group to share their findings and discuss the potential solutions to mitigate the impact of the environmental factors on people’s health and well-being. - Write down the key points on chart paper for future reference.

  5. Mitigation Strategies (10 minutes) - Introduce the concept of mitigation strategies and explain that these are actions taken to reduce or prevent the negative impact of environmental factors on health. - Discuss various mitigation strategies for each environmental factor discussed earlier, such as planting trees to reduce air pollution, promoting recycling to manage waste, and advocating for clean water sources. - Encourage students to brainstorm additional mitigation strategies and write them on the whiteboard.

  6. Conclusion (5 minutes) - Summarize the key points discussed during the lesson. - Emphasize the importance of individual and collective responsibility in maintaining a healthy environment for the well-being of all. - Assign a small project for students to research and propose a mitigation strategy for a specific environmental health issue.

Assessment: - Observe students’ participation during the group discussion and their ability to identify and explain the environmental factors affecting health. - Evaluate the proposed mitigation strategies in the case studies and during the group discussion. - Assess the quality of the proposed mitigation strategy in the small project assigned at the end of the lesson.