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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 
ORAL WORK 

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 
WRITTEN WORK 

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 ---                                  ________

Bicycle--                                  ________

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).