Leadership – Political Parties (Primary 5)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 5

THEME – LEADERSHIP

PREVIOUS LESSON – FIRST TERM EXAMINATION LINKS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

TOPIC: LEADERSHIP 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Meaning and Types of Leadership

2. How can a Leader be Selected

3. Functions and Formation of Political Parties

4. Characteristics of Good and Bad Leaders

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

1. define leadership.

2. explain types of leadership.

3. list means of selecting a leader.

4. state functions of political leaders.

5. state how political parties are formed.

6. state characteristics of a good and bad leadership.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned revision and examination.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of Picture of Good leaders in the nations and locality.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4.. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

INTRODUCTION

LEADER

Leader is the person who leads a group, organization, or country.

 

LEADERSHIP 

Leadership is an act of leading people to achieve goals.

 

TYPES OF LEADERSHIP 

1. Democratic leaders

2. Autocratic leaders

3. Laissez faire

4. Traditional leader

5. Military leader

6. Religious leaders

 

HOW CAN A LEADERSHIP BE SELECTED  

Leaders are selected by –

1. Election

2. Next of kins

3. Birth

4. Line of succession

5. Qualification

6. Loyalty

7. Hardworking

8. Expertise

9. Experience

10. Competencies

 

 

FUNCTION OF POLITICAL LEADERS 

1. Political parties identify the needs of the people, which must be satisfied by the government.

2. They select and sponsor political leaders for various public offices.

3. They ensure that winners fulfil their election promises.

4. They let people of the country know how to vote for the right candidates.

5. They ensure peace and monitor the political activities of elected officials.

6. They discipline (punish) members who have disobeyed the rules of the party.

7. They prepare a plan on how to rule if the party wins.

 

FORMATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND CHANGES 

Political parties are usually formed through the following steps:

1. A group of people come together and agree to form a political party.

2. These people choose a leader and other officers to work for the party.

3. The people open an office in the capital city of the country, to be known as the headquarters of the party.

4. They set up offices in all the states in the country.

5. They apply to the electoral commission for registration.

6. If the electoral commission finds out that the proposed party has met all the requirements, the party is registered.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD 

1. Honesty and integrity

2. Confidence

3. Inspire others

4. Commitment and passion

5. Good communicator

6. Creativity and innovation

7. Decision-making capabilities

8. Accountability

9. Delegation and empowerment

10. Empathy

 

Characteristics of a bad leader are the opposite characteristics of a good leader. 

 

PUPIL’S ACTIVITIES – STATE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A BAD LEADER

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Explains the concept and types of leadership with examples.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the Teachers and ask questions where needed.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
  • Next Lesson –

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to: 

1. explain leadership and types of leadership.

2. explain the term, ‘political party’.

3. state the functions of political parties.

4. describe how a political party is formed.

5. mention three things which a good leader must not do.

6. state four ways of controlling the power of a leader.

 

 

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