Representative Democracy and Social Injustice – Meaning and Importance of Pressure Groups (Primary 5)

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

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 5

THEME – REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Duties and Obligations of Citizens to Government (Primary 5)

TOPIC: PRESSURE GROUP 

LESSON AREA 

1. Meaning (Examples) of Pressure Groups

2. Importance of Pressure Groups

 

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. explain the meaning of pressure groups.

2. mention the importance of pressure group.

3. justify the existence of pressure groups.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Adults in the community.

2. Company Diaries.

3. Newspapers and magazines.

4. Debate will.

5. Textbooks.

6. Members of a pressure group as a resource person.

 

 

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

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant limk – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Civic Education Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION

PRESSURE GROUPS 

Pressure group is a group of people with common goals and interest with collective action to protect their interest, example of pressure groups:Workers union like NUC, ASUU, NUT etc.

 

 

EXAMPLES OF PRESSURE GROUP 

  • Associations like market women association, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS). Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Nigerian Union of TEACHERS (NUT), Nigerian Bar ASSOCIATION (NBA), Women in Nigeria, Civil Liberties ORGANISATION (CLO), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Anti-Piracy Committee.
  • Social clubs, peoples club, rotary club.
  • Old pupils association of schools etc.

 

LESSON TWO – IMPORTANCE/ADVANTAGES OF PRESSURE GROUPS 

1. Protecting members interest.

2. Contribute to development by assisting government to provide services.

3. Keep the government in check.

4. Providing welfare services.

5. Assisting non – members i.e. non – privileges members.

6. Providing employment opportunities.

7. Proffering solutions to some problems which confront the country.

8. fighting the cause of the common man in society.

 

LESSON THREE – WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS 

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

 

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 meaning of pressure groups.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to teacher’s explanation.

3. Asks pupils to compile a list of pressure groups in the country.

Pupil’s Activities – Interview members of the public and search other sources to build a list of pressure group.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – Communicating Social Injustices to Leaders.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

1. explain the meaning of pressure groups.

2. give five examples of pressure groups.

3. state three importance of pressure groups.

 

 

 

 

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