RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES
THEME: NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY
PREVIOUS LESSON – OUR NATIONAL SYMBOLS
TOPIC: OUR NATIONAL IDENTITY
Our National Identify our symbols, actions and behavior, behavior, languages and feelings that make use different from other countries.
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 Identity.
The pupils are required to already have learned our national symbols.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
- National flag
- Coat of Arms
- Recorded National, and the pledge
- Tape recorder
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
- Course Book
- All Relevant Material
- Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Arise, O compatriots
Nigeria’s call obey
to serve our fatherland
with love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
shall never be in vain,
to serve with heart and might
one nation bound in freedom
Peace and unity.
Oh God of creation,
direct our noble cause
Guide thou our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice reign.
Yaku ‘yan Nijeriya ku farka;
Ku amsa kiran Nijeriya;
Domin mu taimaki ƙasarmu ta haihuwa;
Don aiki ga ƙasata cikin soyayya da riƙon gaskiya;
Domin gudumawar da shuwagabaninmu ‘yan kishin ƙasa suka bada;
kada ta zama a banza;
Muyi aiki da zuciya ɗaya da girmamawa a gareta;
Domin ta kasance ƙasa ɗaya mai yanci ga kowa tare da haɗin kai da zaman lafiya.
Bilie nu ndi ala anyi
Irubere oku Nigeria isi
Ije ozi ala nna anyi
Na ifunanya na ike na okwukwe,
Olu ndi dike anyi gara aga
Agaghiabu ihe efu,
Ije ozi n’ obi n’ ike n’okwukwe
Otu ala jikolu onu na nnwere onwe
Udo na ịdị n’otu.
- Yoruba Version – first standard
Dide eyin ara.
Wa je-pe Naijiria,
ka fife sin ‘lewa
pelu okun ati ‘gbagbo
Ki ise awon akoni wa
ko ma se ja sa-san,
Ka sin tokan-tara
ile tominira wa,
ti alafia so-dokan.
To ipa ona wa
F’ona han asaaju
K’odo wa m’otito
K’ododo at’ife po sii
K’aye won je pipe
So won d’eni giga
K’alafia oun eto le
Joba ni ‘le wa
The Nigerian pledge is recited immediately after the national anthem: It was written by Professor (Mrs.) Felicia Adebola Adedoyin in 1976.
I pledge to Nigeria my country.
To be faithful, loyal and honest.
To serve Nigeria with all my strength.
To defend her unity, and uphold her honour and glory.
So help me God.
Mo se ileri fun Orile-Ede mi Naijiria,
Lati je olododo, eniti o see f’okan tan
Ati olotito eniyan
Lati sin in pelu gbogbo agbara mi,
Lati sa ipa mi gbogbo fun isokan re
Ati lati gbe e ga fun iyi ati ogo re.
Ki Olorun ran mi l’owo.
IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PLEDGE
- This is our special songs that we sing as a Nation. It is divided into standard 1 and 2.
- The first standard is a reminder and call to serve our country.
- The second standard is our official prayer for the call to serve our country.
- The pledge is what is expected our us as we serve our country.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
- To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
- Explains what national identity stands for;
- Guides pupils to examine and describe the national identity;
- Pupil’s Activities – Examine and describe the national identity.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
- Next Lesson – Revision, Test and Examination
- describe Nigeria national identity;
- mention and explain two values related to our national identity.