Arms of Government Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term 1 Week 6 Civic Education

 

CIVIC EDUCATION

NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION 

FIRST TERM

WEEK 6

PRIMARY 5

THEME: GOVERNMENT 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning of Government | Types of Government Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term 1 Week 5 Civic Education

 

TOPIC: ARMS OF GOVERNMENT 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. identify the arms of government.

2. differentiate between the arms.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of Photos, Video clips, Newspapers, Nigerian Constitution, 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

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION 

A government is the system whereby group of people with authority to govern the public affairs.

There are three arms of government that enable the government to govern the public affairs effectively.

 

ARMS OF GOVERNMENT

1. Executive

 

2. Legislative

3. Judiciary

 

LESSON 2 – THE ARMS OF GOVERNMENT 

1. LEGISLATION 

A legislature is the arm of government with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.

For examples – the senators and house of representatives.

 

2. EXECUTIVE 

An executive is the arm of government with the authority to implement laws make by the legislature.

 

For example – the Senate, House of Representatives, State House of Assembly, Councilors, etc.

 

3. JUDICIARY 

A judiciary is the arm of government with the authority to interpret laws make by the legislature and implemented by the executive.

For example – the supreme court and other federal courts.

 

 

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. Displays chart showing current people in the government. For example – the president, governor, etc.

3. Lets the pupils identify the president of Nigeria, the state governor and other people in the government within their locality.

4. Uses the chart and their responses to introduce and discuss the arms of government.

5. Shows pictures or video clips of government institutions e.g. offices, National, Assembly, courts etc.

Pupil’s Activities – Watch and make notes on video clips and pictures.

6.Takes pupils on a trip to government institutions.

Pupil’s Activities – Role – play or simulate some government functionaries.

7. Summarizes the lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the summary and write as instructed.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – necessity for division of government into three arms.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to:

1. state the 3 arms of government.

2. differentiate between the arms.