Functions of Government Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term 1 Week 8 Civic Education

 

CIVIC EDUCATION

NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION 

FIRST TERM

WEEK 8

PRIMARY 5

THEME: GOVERNMENT 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Civic Education Mid Term Test for Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Civic Education

 

TOPIC: FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Meaning of Government

3. Functions of Government

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. state the function of government by writing some facilities provided by government.

2. compare the functions of government with that of the family and school.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils can state some of the functions of government.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart showing some of the recent functions performed by the government.

 

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.

 

FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT 

Government functions are beyond governing the public affairs. They also perform other functions such as –

 

1. provision of good schools.

2. provision of good road.

3. provision of good medical facilities and equipments.

4. prevision of portable drinking water.

5. prevision of electricity.

6. provision of employment opportunities.

 

LESSON 2 – REVISION AND 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. Displays showing some of the recently facilities commission by government or its agencies.

 

3. Lets the pupils identify each facility and the government official(s) on the chart.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify each of the government precision and the government official(s) at the commissioning.

4. Uses the chart and pupil’s responses to introduce and lead a discussion on functions of the government.

5. Lead a discussion how government functions affect them and their locality.

Pupil’s Activities – Actively discuss the functions of government and appreciate the importance of schooling.

6. 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

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to:

 

1. state at least 5 functions of government.

2. explain how the functions of government affect them and their locality.