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Citizenship – Meaning of Citizenship | Types (Qualifications) of Citizenship | Rights of a Citizen Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term 2 Week 1 Social Studies

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION (NVE) 

SECOND TERM

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 4

THEME: CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – First Term Examination Civic Education Primary 4 (Basic 4)

 

TOPIC: MEANING AND TYPES OF CITIZENSHIP 

 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Meaning of Citizenship

3. Qualifications of a Citizen

4. Right of a Citizen

5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

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

1. explain the concept citizenship.

2. state and describe qualifications of a citizen.

3. identify the right of a citizen.

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils recognized Nigeria as their country.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of sample birth certificate and registration form.

 

 

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 citizen is a person who is legally granted full rights and responsibilities as a member of a nation or political community.

A Nigerian citizen is a person whose parents come from Nigeria or obtained Nigerian citizenship by birth, registration or naturalization.

The right of being a citizen of a country is known as citizenship.

 

 

MEANING OF CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship is the right of being a citizen of a country.

Citizens have rights that are given and protected by the laws.

Our rights are those things we should enjoy as citizens of a country. For examples,

1. The right to life and education.

2. The right to personal freedom.

3. The right to fair hearing in court.

4. The right to private family life.

5. The right to adopt a religion, etc.

 

 

QUALIFICATION/TYPES OF CITIZENSHIP 

The following are ways to gain citizenship in Nigeria, 

1. by birth

2. by registration

3. by naturalization

 

 

LESSON 2 – QUALIFICATIONS OF A CITIZENSHIP 

CITIZEN BY BIRTH 

Citizenship by birth is one of the most common ways of acquiring citizenship in Nigeria.

The following persons are citizens of Nigeria by birth namely –

(a) every person born in Nigeria before the date of independence, either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents belongs or belonged to a community indigenous to Nigeria;

Provided that a person shall not become a citizen of Nigeria by virtue of this section if neither of his parents nor any of his grandparents was born in Nigeria.

(b) every person born in Nigeria after the date of independence either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents is a citizen of Nigeria; and

(c) every person born outside Nigeria either of whose parents is a citizen of Nigeria.

 

CITIZEN BY REGISTRATION 

The following persons are eligible to become citizens through registration –

  • A foreign woman who marries a citizen of Nigeria.
  • Person who is of adult age (17), born outside Nigeria, any of whose grandparents is or was a citizen of Nigeria.
  • A foreign child adopted by Nigerian parents.
  • He is a person of good character, etc.

 

CITIZEN BY NATURALISATION 

Citizen by Naturalisation is the process of acquiring citizenship through formal legal process.

Nigerian citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions:

  • Person is of full age (17).
  • He/she has resided in Nigeria for at least 15 years.
  • He/she is of good character, plans to remain in Nigeria.
  • He/she is familiar with Nigerian language and customs.
  • He/she has a viable means of support, and
  • He/she has renounced previous citizenship.

 

 

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. Provides sample of birth certificate.

3. Allows pupils to identify the birth certificate.

4. Uses the birth certificate to ask pupils to state their place of birth  and state of origin.

Pupil’s Activities – Follow the teacher’s lead and state their place of birth  and state of origin.

5. Guides pupils to identify themselves as a citizen of Nigeria (if they are).

  • If they are not Nigerian(s), let them recognize themselves as a  citizen of that country.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify themselves as a citizen of Nigeria or another country.

6. Uses the above activities to lead a discussion on the meaning and qualifications (Types) of citizenship.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the class discussion.

7. Uses schooling introduce and discuss the rights of a citizen.

Pupil’s Activities – Recognize schooling as a right to education.

  • State other rights of a citizen.

8. Summarizes the lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the class discussion 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.

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to – 

1. explain the concept citizenship.

2. state and describe 3 qualifications of a citizen.

3. mention 4 right of a citizen.