CIVIC EDUCATIONBasic 6TOPIC:
Nationalism and Patriotism
Nationalism and patriotism both show the relationship of an individual towards his or her nation. The two are often confused and frequently believed to mean the same thing. However, there is a vast difference between nationalism and patriotism.
The Difference Between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does , and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does ; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility while the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to a war.
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):
- differentiate between nationalists and patriotic.
The pupils are required to already have learned…
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
METHOD OF TEACHING
- Questions and Answers
Nationalism makes one to think only of one’s country’s virtues and not its deficiencies. Nationalism can also make one contemptuous of the virtues of other nations. Patriotism, on the other hand, pertains to value responsibilities rather than just valuing loyalty towards one’s own country.
Nationalism makes one try to find justification for mistakes made in the past, while patriotism enables people to understand both the shortcomings and improvements made.
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;
- Explains the meaning of Nationalism and Patriotism;
- Pupil’s Activities – State the difference between Nationalism and Patriotism.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- differentiate between Nationalism and Patriotism.