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close this bookBasic Science and Health Education for Primary Schools Uganda (UNICEF, 1992, 162 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentForeword
View the documentLinking Volume 1 and 2 of Basic Science and Health Education Teacher's Guide
Open this folder and view contentsIntroduction to Book
View the documentCHAPTER 1. My Health and Other People's
View the documentCHAPTER 2. Caring for Our Bodies
View the documentCHAPTER 3. Causes of Accidents
View the documentCHAPTER 4. Names and Sources of Food
View the documentCHAPTER 5. The Importance of Immunisation
View the documentCHAPTER 6. Cleaning Things We Use
View the documentCHAPTER 7. Family Relationships and Interactions
View the documentCHAPTER 8. The Six Immunisable Diseases
View the documentCHAPTER 9. Food Hygiene
View the documentCHAPTER 10. Helping Others to Keep Healthy
View the documentCHAPTER 11. Worms, Diarrhoea and Dehydration
View the documentCHAPTER 12. Safety and Accident Prevention
View the documentCHAPTER 13. Germs and Prevention of Disease
View the documentCHAPTER 14. Working together for Good Health
View the documentCHAPTER 15. Topic: Keeping Clean
View the documentCHAPTER 16. Malaria, Trachoma and Sleeping Sickness
View the documentCHAPTER 17. First Aid for Common Accidents
View the documentCHAPTER 18. Food Preservation and Contamination
View the documentCHAPTER 19. Injuries and Their Care
View the documentCHAPTER 20. Digestive System
View the documentCHAPTER 21. Nutrition, Health and Disease
View the documentCHAPTER 22. Worms

CHAPTER 7. Family Relationships and Interactions

P2 Term 1


By the end of this topic pupils should be able to:

1. Mention some factors that promote good relationship among family members.
2. List things that pupils can do to demonstrate love for the family members and society.
3. Explain why we should care for one another.
4. Describe the importance of resting, sleeping, eating, playing working and praying.

Behavioural Changes

Pupils should be able to:

· Respect and obey parents, school authority and members of the community.
· Become responsible to care for sisters, brothers, and other children in the family and society.
· Demonstrate love among their family members and school society.

Sub Topics

a) How to promote good relationship among family members.
b) How to demonstrate love among family members and school society
c) Things we do in order to keep healthy.

Main Ideas

· Every member of the family should behave well to keep family and society happy. Children should be kind, helpful and obedient.

· Parents must show love, guidance and direction to their children and should also provide security for them.

· It is very important for children to have sufficient food, play and sleep for good growth.

Notes for the Teacher

In order for the family to be happy it must follow certain acceptable practices of the family and the society. The acceptable practices may be in regard to the feeding habits, helping others the way we speak and sharing responsibility. In a family it is important that members show love to each other in order for the whole family to be happy. Members of the family need to tolerate each other and show patience with special groups, children, aged and handicapped.

Parents show love to their children by providing to them security, shelter, playing facilities and protection.

Children should play in order to grow well. They need to play at the right time and in safe places. They need one hour of rest during day time and 10 hours at night. They should rest between activities.

Rest helps us regain energy to do more work and good food is essential for better health.

All members of the family should share work at home. Work helps us develop our body, mind and think properly.

Prayers help us communicate with God and ask for what we want, pardon for what we have done wrong and pray for others. Thank God for what we have had.


· Demonstrate the correct method of sleeping, resting, eating, working, playing and praying.

· Demonstrate: How to respect, care, love, protect themselves and others, by using songs, drama, games and stones.

· Pupils can role play the role of family members in provision of love, security and others family's activities and responsibilities.


1. Listen and obey.

2. Care for sisters and brothers e.g. bathing, feeding, protecting and keeping them safe from dangers.

3. Make some playing materials, dolls etc.

4. Say some prayers.



· Prayer books
· Dolls
· Chalk
· Rosary
· Food
· Beddings
· Balls
· Materials for role play (dresses).


1. Question and answers.

2. Observation over pupils behaviours:

- towards one another during prayers.
- playing and leisure time.
- following instructions.


· Care for brothers and sisters at home.
· Help parents at home.
· Group work in cleaning and sweeping classroom and compound.
· Lead some prayers at school and at home.

Test Yourself:

(What have you learnt from this chapter?)

1. How can good relationship among family members be promoted?
2. Mention what pupils can do to demonstrate love for family members and society.
3. What is the importance of

a) resting,
b) sleeping,
c) eating,
d) playing,
e) working,
f) praying?