Civic Education Guides JSS 1 Citizenship and National Values

 

Civic Education Guides JSS 1 Citizenship National Values, Right and Duties of the Citizenship, Cooperation, Honesty and Self Reliance

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 1 – CITIZENSHIP

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. The Nigerian Constitution.

2. Specimen copy of citizenship registration forms.

3. Sample National I.D. cards

4. Sample birth certificate.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

 

1. explain the meaning of citizenship.

2. name different types of citizenship.

3. describe the processes of becoming citizen of a country.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of citizenship. Membership of a nation based on laid down conditions.

2. Types of citizenship by birth, by registration and naturalization.

3. Process of becoming a citizen of a country.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. Guides students to explain meaning and types of citizenship.

2. Guides students discussion on processes of becoming citizen of a country.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Find out and report on:

  • the birth places of their parents.
  • their places of birth.

2. Explain differences between place of birth and place of origin.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. describe the term citizenship.

2. explain the concept of citizenship.

3. name two different types of citizenship.

4. explain two processes of becoming citizen of a country.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 2 – RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF CITIZENS

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. School rules and regulations

2. The Nigerian constitution

3. Flash cards

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

 

1. explain the meaning of rights and duties.

2. identify and distinguish between citizen’s rights and duties.

3. state the importance of citizen’s rights and duties.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of rights and duties with examples e.g.

  • right to education
  • right to life
  • right to opinion/freedom of expression

2. Differences between “Rights” (e.g. voting rights) and “Duties” (e.g payment of taxes, obedience to the law) of citizens.

3. Importance of citizens rights and duties:

 

  • social control
  • peace
  • due process
  • discipline

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. Prepares flash cards.

2. Guides student to,

  • discuss the school rules and identify their rights and duties to the school.
  • state the importance of rights and duties.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Read about citizens right and duties.

 

2. Participate in class discussion and debates.

3. Sort out flash card on rights and duties.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. explain the meaning of rights and duties of citizens.

2. distinguish between rights and duties.

3. give two examples of citizens “rights and duties”.

4. mention three importance of rights and duties of citizens.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 3 – OBJECTS FOR NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. A chart showing all Nigerian national symbols

2. National flag

 

3. Specimen of Nigerian currency

4. Nigerian constitution

5. Posters and documentaries

6. Cartoons and films.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

1. identify Nigeria’s national symbols and their meanings.

2. describe the unifying measures included in the Nigerian national anthem and pledge.

3. describe the measures adopted by government to promote unity among Nigerians.

4. discuss parts of the Nigerian constitution that seek to promote national consciousness and national unity.

5. discuss how individuals and groups can promote national unity.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. National symbols:

 

  • Coat of arms
  • National flag
  • National currency

2. National Anthem and Pledge.

3. Purpose of Establishment of National institutions like NYSC, Unity schools, federal character etc.

4. Ways of promoting National unity:

  • Tolerance
  • Hospitality
  • Non discrimination, etc. 

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. Brings pictures and charts to the classroom.

2. Guides the students to describe the features of describe the features of national symbols and their meanings.

3. Analyses the national anthem and pledge and identifies unifying national goals.

 

4. Discusses measures and institution that fosters national unity among Nigerians.

5. Guides the students in identifying ways of promoting national unity.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Identify and describe national symbols.

2. Explain the meanings of the symbols.

3. Participate in class discussions.

4. Lead the discussion on how they can promote national unity.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. list three national symbols.

2. describe meaning of the features on the symbols.

 

3. identify the unifying factors in the National anthem and pledge.

4. discuss efforts by government to promote national unity.

5. discuss how individuals can promote national unity.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 4 – NATIONAL VALUES

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Introductory texts on values and values systems

2. Books on African proverbs and folk tales

3. Moral instructional books

4. Posters and Cartoons.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

1. explain what is meant by values.

 

2. mention some of values in the society e.g co-operation self-reliance, tolerance.

3. describe the level of manifestations of values.

4. identify societal factors that promote good values.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of values e.g. like and dislike.

2. levels of manifestation of values: 

  • individual
  • society

3. Importance of values in the society e.g. unity cooperation, harmony.

4. Factors that promote value system e.g.

  • consistency
  • trust
  • tolerance
  • fairness
  • integrity
  • commitment, etc. 

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. Leads the students to find out meaning of values.

2. Uses case studies and contrived situations to guide students to analyze the importance and manifestations of values in the individual and the society.

3. Guides students to identify factors that promote good value system.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Find out the meaning of values.

2. Participate in class discussion.

3. Compile a list of wise sayings in the community that teach values.

4. Ask and answer questions.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. explain the meaning of values.

2. mention two importance of values in the society.

3. explain the manifestation of values.

4. list three factors that promote good values.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 5 – NATIONAL VALUES (COOPERATION) 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Films

2. Newspaper

3. Radio and TV programmes

4. Dictionary

5. Documentaries on ECOWAS, AU, UNO, Commonwealth; Olympic games, etc.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

 

1. explain cooperation.

2. describe the attributes of cooperation.

3. identify factors that promote cooperation, trust, humility, patience, tolerance, open mindedness.

4. state the benefits of cooperation.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of cooperation e.g. work together to achieve goal.

2. Attributes e.g sharing, caring, supporting, etc.

3. Factors that promote cooperation: e.g. trust, setting goals together, patience understanding, humility, tolerance, open-mindedness etc.

4. Benefits of cooperation:

 

  • Harmony
  • Progress 
  • Goal achievement, etc. 

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. Leads discussion on the meaning, attributes and benefits of cooperation.

2. Guides students in team activities.

3. Guides students to identify factors that promote cooperation.

4. Arranges for a guest speaker to talk to the students about cooperation.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

 

1. Contribute to discussion and give examples.

2. Write essays on cooperation.

3. Relate their experiences in team activities.

4. Carry out group assignment and write report.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. explain cooperation and give 4 examples.

2. list 5 attributes of cooperation.

3. mention 5 factors that promote cooperation.

4. enumerate 5 benefits of cooperation.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 6 – NATIONAL VALUES (HONESTY) 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Books on moral instructions

2. Dictionary

3. Newspaper stories

4. Documentaries

5. Posters snd cartoons

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

1. explain the meaning of honesty.

2. state attributes of honesty.

3. explain the benefits of honesty.

4. discuss the consequences of dishonesty.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of honesty

2. Attributes of honesty

 

3. Benefits of honesty

4. Consequences of dishonesty e.g. in examination malpractice, cheating, fraudulent practices, etc.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. Guides discussion on:

  • the meaning and attributes of honesty. 
  • benefits of honesty and consequences of dishonesty.

2. Arranges for a guest to talk to the students about honesty.

3. Guides students role play to demonstrate honest behaviour.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

 

1. Contribute to class discussion.

2. Role play to demonstrate honesty.

3. Recount instances that honesty paid off.

4. Write short story on the value of honesty.

5. Listen to guest talk, ask and answer questions.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. explain the meaning of honesty.

2. list two attributes of honesty.

3. enumerate three benefits of honesty.

4. describe two consequences of dishonesty.

 

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