Social Studies Guides JSS 1 Family as a Primary Social Group, the Characteristics and Consequences Large and Small Family Size

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

THEME – FAMILY AS THE BASIC UNIT OF THE SOCIETY 

TOPIC 1 – FAMILY AS A PRIMARY SOCIAL GROUP

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Relevant pictures and charts

2. Charts for compiling responses during brainstorming session

3. Resource persons – parents

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

 

1. give a simple meaning of primary social group.

2. explain what makes the family a social group.

3. identify the roles and responsibilities of members of a family as a primary social group in the community.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1. Meaning of Primary Social Group

  • It is a group whose members share close, personal, and long lasting relationships. Members show concern for one another, and share activities and culture.

2. What makes the family a family a Primary Social Group –

 

  • It is main unit of socialization.
  • Everybody belongs to one family or another.
  • Every society grows from the social unit called family etc.

 

3. The Roles and Responsibilities of Members of a family as a Primary Social Group –

  • Get members to work for the growth of the community.
  • Work as adult members to contribute to the economy.
  • Play key roles in population growth, especially the father and mother.
  • Play active role in political affairs e.g. registering and voting etc.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. Guides discussion on the meaning of primary social group.

2. Conducts a brainstorming session on what makes the family a primary social group.

3. Invites some parents to give talks on the role and responsibilities of family members as a primary social group.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. Participate in the guided discussion on the meaning of primary social group.

2. Provide a variety of responses during the brainstorming session.

3. Take notes and ask questions on the talk being given by the resource persons.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. state the meaning of primary social group.

2. list any three things that make the family a primary social group.

3. list any three roles of members of the family as a primary group.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

THEME – FAMILY AS THE BASIC UNIT OF THE SOCIETY 

TOPIC 2 – THE CONSEQUENCES OF LARGE AND SMALL FAMILY SIZE

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Relevant posters, pictures and Charts

2. Relevant cases

3. Documentaries on family life.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

 

1. describe the characteristics of large family size and those of small family size.

2. explain the consequences of family size on individual lives and the nation’s economy.

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

1.Characteristics of Large Family Size – father, mother(s) and many children.

2. Characteristics of Small Family SIZE – father, mother, and very few children.

3. Consequences of Family Size on,  

  • quality of individual lives.
  • the national economy.

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

 

1. illustrates the characteristics of large and small family sizes with posters, pictures and charts.

2. Uses case studies to explain the consequences of family size.

 

 STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. React to posters, picture and charts on the characteristics of large and small family sizes.

2. Participate in discussions and debates.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

 

1. differentiate between a large family size and a small one.

2. list the consequences of large family size on the quantity of life of the people and the nation’s economy.

 

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