Meaning of Social Studies and How Man Solved His Problems Primary 1 (Basic 1) Term 1 Week 1 Social Studies

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION 

FIRST TERM

WEEK 1

PRIMARY 1 

PRIMARY 2

THEME – FUNDAMENTAL OF SOCIAL STUDIES 

PREVIOUS LESSON – 

 

TOPIC – MEANING OF SOCIAL STUDIES 

 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introduction

2. Meaning of Social Studies

3. How Man Solved His Problems

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

 

1. explain the meaning of social studies.

2. state the problems of man.

3. state how man solved his problems.

 

 

LEARNING BEHAVIOURS

The pupils can identify and describe their environment.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart showing different things in our environment.

 

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 

1. Social studies is the study of man and his environment.

There are different kind of people in our environment.

Man’s environment includes other people, animals, houses, schools, hospitals, banks, cars, trees, rivers, mountains, etc.

 

2. Social studies is also the study of man and how he lives with one another. 

There are a lot of people in our environment.

These people speak different languages like Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and so on.

They learn the language and traditions (cultures) of other people in his environment.

People in our environment also include – our father, mother, brothers and sisters, uncles and auntie, neighbours, etc.

 

3. Social studies is the study of how man and how his problems are solved in the environment. 

There are other things in our environment such as animals (domestic and wild), plants, rivers, mountains, etc.

Some of these things are problems to man.

For example,

 

  • how to plant crops,
  • protect himself from the wild animals,
  • how to move from one place to another,
  • how to protect himself from the thief, etc.

 

 

LESSON 2 – HOW MAN SOLVED IS HIS PROBLEMS

The problems of man are solved in many ways such as,

1. Trial and error

2. The use of technology

3. Education

4. Continuous training

 

1. TRIAL AND ERROR 

Man has tried many things to solved his problems.

In these ways, he failed, succeed, discovered and developed a lot of things to solve his problems.

 

2. THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY 

Man developed technology such as hoe and cutlass, tractor, fishing net, motor, etc. to solve his problems.

 

3. EDUCATION 

Man trained the young ones on how to identify problems and apply appropriate tools to solve them.

 

4. CONTINUOUS TRAINING 

Man continue to train himself to be able to use the new and appropriate tools to solve his problems.

For example, the use of tractor instead of hoe and cutlass.

 

 

LESSON 3 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT BOOK 

First Term Workbook – Weekly Assessment Book for Social Studies (Primary 1)

 

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. Teacher organizes pupils in groups or pairs depending on the size of the class and available instructional materials.

3. Teacher displays chart showing some of the problems of man such as in family, movement, etc.

4. Teacher lets pupils identify and describe how man solve his problems.

Pupil’s Activities – Learners identify and describe how man solve his problems.

5. Teacher listens to the pupils and uses their relevant responses to introduce the lesson.

Pupil’s Activities – Learners pay attention to the lesson introduction to understand its concept.

6. Teacher uses the chart to leads a discussion on the meaning of social studies.

 

Pupil’s Activities – Learners explain the meaning of social studies.

7. Teacher guides pupils on how man solve his problems in the environment.

Pupil’s Activities – Learners identify and analyze how man has solved his problems in the environment.

8. Teacher summarizes the lesson on the board using appropriate lesson evaluation.

Pupil’s Activities – Learners participate actively in the summary of the lesson by responding correctly to questions 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.

 

 

NEXT LESSON

Meaning of Family | Members of the Family Primary 1 (Basic 1) Term 1 Week 2 Social Studies

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Teacher asks pupils to:

 

1. mention 4 names of people in your family.

2. state 2 animals in our environment.

3. mention 3 things in our environment.

 

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

1. _______ is the study of man and his environment.

A. Civic Education

B. Physical and Health Education

C. Social Studies

 

2.. There are different kind of people in our environment.

A. True

B. False

 

2. Only 2 of the following in our environment – people, animals, houses, schools, hospitals, banks, cars, trees, rivers, mountains, etc. are problems.

A. No

B. Yes

 

3. Social Studies is not the study of man and how he lives with one another.

A. Yes

B. No

 

3. There are a lot of people in our environment.

 

A. Yes

B. No

 

4. People in our environment speak the same language.

A. No

B. Yes

 

5. The language, tradition and culture of other people in our environment can be learn.

A. No

B. Yes

 

6. People in our environment also include – our father, mother, brothers and sisters, uncles and auntie, neighbours, etc.

A. Yes

B. No

 

7. Trial and error have helped man to succeed and developed ways of solving his problems.

A. Yes

B. No

 

8. Education doesn’t helps to apply appropriate knowledge and tools to solve problems.

 

A. Yes

B. No

 

9. The use of technology has solved a lot man’s problems.

A. No

B. Yes

 

10. There are different people from different culture in our school.

A. Yes

B. No

 

 

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