RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
PREVIOUS LESSON – VALUES IN HOUSE CONSTRUCTION Primary 5 (Basic 5) – Civic Education
TOPIC – GOVERNMENT’S MAIN SERVICES
By the end of most of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives –
1. List the main services provided by government.
2. Identify and justify standard expected of government services.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Pictures of government workers in offices.
2. Resource person from government offices.
3. Flip chart
4. 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
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION
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 –
1. Maintaining peace
6. 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:
3. Time consciousness
4. Keeping promises
5. Quality work, etc.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. Revises the previous lesson and introduce the main lesson based on pupil’s related knowledge or understanding on government’s services.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the lesson
2. Displays chart showing different government’s services in our community.
3. Lets pupils identify some of the services.
4. Uses the chart to lead a discussion on government’s main services.
5. Discusses what is worth doing is worth doing well in our society.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify quality of services to be provided.
6. Organizes the 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.
7. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Pupil’s Activities – Copy as instructed.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Ask pupils to:
1. List 4 services provided by the government.
2. State 2 qualities of good services.