Meaning of Government | Types of Government Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term 1 Week 5 Civic Education

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUE 

FIRST TERM

WEEK 5

PRIMARY 4

THEME: GOVERNMENT 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Characteristics of A Good Governance Term 1 Week 4 Civic Education 

 

TOPIC – GOVERNMENT 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Meaning of Government

3. Types of Government

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

1. explain the meaning of government.

2. state the types of government.

4. analyze the types of government.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOURS

The pupils can identify the president of Nigeria.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

 

1. Charts

2. Resource persons

3. Government institutions

4. Video chips

5. Nigerian Constitution.

 

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

MEANING OF GOVERNMENT 

A government is the system whereby group of people governing an organized community, often a state.

 

TYPES OF GOVERNMENT 

 

1. Traditional government

  • Monarch
  • Oligarchy government

 

2. Constitutional government

  • Presidential government
  • Parliamentary government

 

LESSON 2 – TYPES OF GOVERNMENT 

1. TRADITIONAL GOVERNMENT

Traditional government is a government that is ruled by Kings (or Queens), privileged or powerful.

 

TYPES OF TRADITIONAL GOVERNMENT 

1. Monarch

2. Oligarchy

 

2. CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT 

Constitutional government is a government that is ruled by the rules of laws. For example, the president, prime minister, governors, etc.

 

TYPES OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT 

 

1. Presidential government

2. Parliamentary government

 

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 chart showing familiar leaders within the school’s environment.

3. Lets pupils identify some of the these people with their titles.

4. Guides pupils to identify the leaders in their communities and what they do.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify different leaders in their communities.

3. Leads pupils to look at pictures and identify leaders in government and what they do.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify leaders in government.

4. Uses leaders in government to introduce and explain the meaning and types of government.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.

5. Summarizes each lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – 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.

 

NEXT LESSON

Arms of Government Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term 1 Week 6 Civic Education

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask pupils to:

1. explain the traditional form of government.

2. explain the constitutional form of government.

 

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

1. ______ is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state.

A. Government

B. President

C. Governor

 

2. Oba in Yorubaland is a good example of ______.

A. Constitutional government

C. Communalism

C. Monarch

 

3. Nigerian president is a good example of ______.

 

A. Constitutional government

C. Communalism

C. Monarch

 

4. Parliamentary government is another example of monarch.

A. True

B. False

 

5. A teacher is a good example of a good government.

A. True

B. False