Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.
RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
PREVIOUS LESSON – VALUES IN HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
TOPIC – GOVERNMENT’S MAIN SERVICES
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –
- List the main services provided by government.
- Identify and justify standard expected of government services.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
- Pictures of government workers in offices.
- Resource person from government offices.
- Flip chart
- Use cartoon pictures of people doing the opposite for summary. That’s people running away from tax officer, somebody on PHCN wire etc.
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.
- Scheme of Work
- 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
- Course Book
- All Relevant Material
- Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Human beings live together in societies and communities. They both need basic amenities (or services) can only be provided by the government. Services refer to those things which are officially provided by the government for everyone in a country.
GOVERNMENT’S MAIN SERVICES
Some of these services are –
- Maintaining peace
- Provision of social amenities – schools, water, electricity, roads, transport and communication.
QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT’S SERVICES
Services provided by the government should be reliable and of high quality. Government workers who manage these services must be hardworking, honest and dedicated, in order to make the country a good and comfortable place.
In providing services, government officials should possess the following qualities:
- Time consciousness
- Keeping promises
- Quality work, etc.
- To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
- To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
- Leads the pupils in a discussion on government services.
- Discusses what is worth doing is worth doing well.
- Pupil’s Activities – Identify quality of services to be provided.
- Separates class into groups of those who agree that government may not be able to provide services.
- Pupil’s Activities – Defend their stand by giving reasons why government may not be able to provide services.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Next Lesson – Consequences of Poor Services
1. List 4 services provided by the government.
2. State 2 qualities of good services.