RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
THEME: NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY
PREVIOUS LESSON – ETHNICITY
TOPIC: OUR NATIONAL SYMBOLS
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to describe Nigerian’s National Symbol.
The pupils are required to already have learnt…
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
Coat of Arms
Recorded National, and the pledge
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
Our National Symbols are things that represent our great Nation – Nigeria. These symbols represent something important in our country.
Our National symbols are our National Identity through which we can easily identify as Nigerian and matters that has to do with Nigeria.
NIGERIA NATIONAL SYMBOLS
- The GREEN stand for the rich and fertility agricultural soil.
- The WHITE stands for peace and unity.
NIGERIA COAT OF ARMS
- The Coat of Arms stands for absolute power and authority.
- The BLACK SHIELD stands for the good soil of our Nation.
- The TWO HORSES stand for our dignity and pride.
- The mark “Y” stands for the two rivers in our country – River Niger (major) and River Benue (minor).
- The EAGLE stands for the strength of our country.
- The FLOWERS stand for the beauty our country.
The Nigerian Constitution – This is the book that contains the laws of our country.
National Anthem – This is our special song. It is divided into standard 1 and 2.
National Pledge – This is the promise we make to love serve and protect our country.
National Currency – This is the money we spend in our country.
The Nigerian Passport – This document proves that we are Nigerians when we travel around the world.
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. Explains what national symbols stands for;
3. Guides pupils to examine and describe the national symbols;
Pupil’s Activities – Examine and describe the national symbols
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – National Identity
1. describe Nigeria national symbols;
2. mention and explain two values related to our national symbols.