Lesson 1 - NEEDS AND WANTS
Competence 1.1 - Note for teacher:
In this lesson: Children should be exposed to various Goods and Services in their community so that they themselves learn to identify the needs and wants required, as also the needs and wants available for themselves, for family, other individuals and community.
We need air to breathe.
We need water to drink.
We need food to eat .
We need a home to stay.
We need clothes to wear.
Air, water, food ,home and clothes are our NEEDS.
A NEED is a thing we must have to live .
Ram and his friends go to market.
Ram wants a bat.
Tom wants a toy car.
Gita wants a doll.
Hasan wants a ball.
A WANT is a thing that is nice to have.
A WANT is not a must to live.
Ram and his friends have different wants.
Everyone has different wants.
LESSON 1 : EX.1
a. What do you need if you are thirsty?
b. What do you need if you are hungry?
c. What is the food you like most?
d. What toy do you like the most? Why?
e. Is this toy a NEED or a WANT?
f. Is vegetable a NEED or a WANT?
g. Where do you buy vegetables?
h. Where do you buy toys?
LESSON 1 : EX.2
Look at the things. Write in the space given whether it is a NEED or a WANT. First two are done for you.
Food --- NEED
Ball --- WANT
Water --- ________
Teddy Bear --- ________
House --- ________
Shirt --- ________
Flower --- ________
Bat --- ________
Lesson 1: NEEDS AND WANTS
Sub-Topic 1.1 : FAMILY NEEDS AND WANTS.
FAMILY is the people close to you.
Family members are related.
They may live in the same place.
Mother and father are your family members.
Mother and father are called PARENTS.
Do you have brothers or sisters in your family ?
Do grand-father and grand-mother live with you?
They too are your family members .
How many people are living in your family ?
A family has many needs and wants.
Family needs food.
Family needs clothes.
Family needs a home to stay in.
Family also wants many things like
books, petrol, toys , cycle .
LESSON 1 : EX.3
ORAL EXERCISE: Who is a family member?
(teacher to explain that family is a special group of people who are related or may live together at the same place)
Father Chair Mother
Teddy-Bear Grandmother Grandfather
Brother Bat Sister
LESSON 1 : EX.4 FAMILY NEEDS AND WANTS
Do you see many families around ? They have many needs and wants. Where would they go to satisfy the following needs and wants ? Choose from the list and match against the needs and wants of family.
(School, Railway station, Hotel, Post office, Barber shop, Cassette shop, Hospital)
Needs / Wants Place to go to
1. You want to learn Railway station
2. You want to travel Hotel
3. You want to go out for eating School
4. You want to post a letter Barber shop
5. You want to get hair-cut Cassette shop
6. You want to buy music cassette Post office
7. You are ill. Hospital
(Students learn that different needs and wants give rise to different enterprises).