Civic Education Guides JSS 3 Citizenship, Democracy and Ours Values

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 1 – SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Textbooks

2. Constitutions

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

1. explain the meaning of Supremacy of the constitution.

2. explain why the constitution is supreme.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

Supremacy of the Constitution,

 

1. only one Constitution for the country.

2. the provisions apply to all states and individuals uniformly.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher guides student to use the constitution and to locate relevant chapters and schedules in the constitution that speak on the supremacy of constitution.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students participate in,

1. class discussion.

2. class activity.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. explain supremacy of the constitution.

2. state two reasons why the constitution is supreme.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 2 – THE CONSTITUTION

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Textbooks

2. Relevant publications

3. Constitutions of federal republic of Nigeria

4. Nigeria colonial constitutions.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

 

1. define a constitution.

2. identify the various colonial Nigerian Constitutions.

3. identify features of colonial constitutions.

4. discuss features of the colonial constitutions.

5. identify constitutions promulgated after Nigerians became independent.

6. discuss elements of two of the identified independent Nigerian constitutions.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of constitution

2. Colonial Nigerian Constitution:

  • Clifford Constitution 1922
  • Richards Constitution 1946
  • Macpherson Constitution 1951
  • Lyttleton Constitution 1954
  • 1960 Independence constitution

 

3. Features of colonial constitutions

4. Post-1960 constitutions:

1963 constitution – Republican Constitution

1979 presidential constitutional

  • 1989 presidential constitution
  • 1999 presidential constitution

5. Features of post – 1960 constitutions.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. Explain the concept of constitution.

2. Guides students to identify constitutions promulgated under British colonial rule.

3. Guides student to explain features of colonial constitutions.

4. Explains constitution promulgated after Nigeria became Independent.

5. Gives reading assignments.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Read about constitutional development.

2. Carry out group exercises on differences in the various colonial constitutions in Nigeria.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. explain the concept of constitution.

2. identify colonial Nigeria constitutions.

3. identify feature of colonial Nigeria constitution.

4. explain features of two colonial constitutions.

5. identify constitutions promulgated after Nigeria became Independent.

6. explain two of the identified independent Nigerian constitutions.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 3 – DEMOCRATIC PROCESS

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Textbooks

2. Workbooks

3. Pictures

4. Electoral law documents.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

 

1. explain the meaning of voting.

2. explain the meaning of voter’s registration.

3. state the importance of voting.

4. explain the process of voting.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of voting

2. Voter’s registration

3. Importance of voting

4. The process of voting

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. Leads discussion on the meaning of voting.

2. Leads students to explain voter’s registration and related rules.

3. Guides students to identify the need for ‘voting’.

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Participate actively in class discussion.

2. Contribute to the explanation of voter’s registration and related rules.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. explain meaning of voting.

2. explain voter’s registration.

3. state two importance of voting.

4. explain the electoral process.

5. explain the meaning of election in Nigeria.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 4 – ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL BODIES IN NIGERIA

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Textbooks

2. Workbooks

3. Pictures

4. Electoral law documents.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

 

1. state the meaning of and importance of elections.

2. identify the electoral bodies in Nigeria.

3. state the need for free and fair elections in Nigeria.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning and importance of elections

2. Electoral bodies – INEC/SIEC national and state government.

3. Need for free and fair elections. Electoral malpractices in Nigeria and how to prevent them.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. Leads discussions on the meaning and importance of election.

2. Guides students to list the electoral bodies and their functions.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Contribute to the identification of the need for voting.

2. List the electoral bodies in Nigeria and their functions.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. discuss two importance of elections.

2. identify two electoral bodies in Nigeria.

3. state two reasons for free and fair elections.

4. identify three types of electoral malpractices in Nigeria.

5. discuss two ways to prevent electoral malpractices.

 

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 5 – NATIONAL VALUES (RIGHT ATTITUDE TO WORK) 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Radio/TV programmes

2. Guest talks

3. Honours and awards roll and records

4. Newspapers reports

5. Wise sayings and proverbs

6. Biographic essays, etc.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

 

1. explain “right attitude to work”.

2. state the attributes of right attitude to work.

3. identify rewards for right attitude to work.

4. discuss the consequences of not having the right attitude to work.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of right attitude to work.

2. Attributes of Right Attitude to Work –

  • honesty
  • Fiscipline
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Punctuality
  • Regularity
  • Consistency
  • Diligence
  • Transparency

 

3. Importance of Reward

  • Higher productivity productivity
  • Efficiency
  • Progress
  • Recognition
  • Improved National Image, etc.

 

4. Consequence of not having the Right Attitude to Work

  • Declining productivity
  • Lack of motivation
  • Indiscipline
  • National disasters, air/sea/road, etc.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. Leads discussion on meaning of “Right attitude to work”, attributes of right attitude to work and consequences of not having the right attitude to work.

2. Asks students to debate the importance of “right attitude to work”.

3. Asks students to use personal and communal examples to link right attitude with the reward receiver.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

 

1. Participate in discussion and debate.

2. Recount personal experiences with having the right attitude to work.

3. Collate folklores, wise sayings on right attitude to work.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. describe right attitude to work.

2. state two attributes of right attitude to work.

3. enumerate three rewards of right attitude to work.

4. discuss two consequences of not having the right attitude to work.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THEME – RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES 

TOPIC 6 – NEGATIVE BEHAVIOUR

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. ICPC Publications

2. EFCC Publications

3. TV and Radio programmes

4. NAFDAC, NDLEA Publications and programmes

5. Documentaries.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

1. explain negative behaviour.

2. state the effects of negative behaviour on the society.

3. discuss sanctions and strategies for promoting acceptable behaviour in people.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning and Types of Negative Behaviour

 

  • Dishonesty
  • Excessive love of money
  • Ostentatious living
  • Disregard for time (African time)
  • Drug trafficking
  • Examination malpractice
  • Cultism, etc.

2. Effects of negative behaviour on the society:

  • Value disorientation.
  • Inefficiency
  • high crime rate, etc.

3. Promoting Positive Behavioural changes a

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. Guides students to explain the meaning of negative behaviour.

 

2. Guides students to identify examples of negative behaviour, consequences of bad behaviour and sanctions for behaviour.

3. Directs playlet and leads debates on negative behaviour and sanctions.

4. Guides students to write reports on guest talk.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Participate in class discussion.

2. Participate in drama and debates.

3. Write essays.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. explain the meaning and state 5 attributes of negative behaviour.

2. identify 5 negative behaviour in their immediate environment or the society.

3. enumerate 5 effects of negative behaviour on society.

4. write essays on sanctions for negative behaviour and strategies for promoting positive behavioural changes.

 

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