Importance of Government (Primary 5)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

CIVIC EDUCATION

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

SECOND TERM 

WEEK 10

PRIMARY 5

THEME: GOVERNMENT 

PERFORMANCE LESSON – NECESSITY FOR DIVISION OF GOVERNMENT INTO THREE ARMS (PRIMARY 5)

TOPIC: IMPORTANCE OF GOVERNMENT 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

1. explain with examples the concept of government.

2. state reasons why every society needs a government.

3. describe what will happen to a society without government.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of photo, video clip, newspaper, Nigerian constitution and resource person.

 

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

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

CONCEPT OF GOVERNMENT 

Government is the system by which a state, or community or people are ruled or administered in order to ensure order, peace, development of welfare and security of the people.

 

WHY GOVERNMENT NECESSARY/IMPORTANCE OF GOVERNMENT 

Government is necessary for control of:

  1. People
  2. Orderliness
  3. Justice
  4. Rights of people
  5. Care of the common good or welfare
  6. Security
  7. Sovereignty
  8. Freedom
  9. Equity
  10. Stability
  11. Progress
  12. Territorial integrity of nation, etc.

 

SOCIETY WITHOUT GOVERNMENT 

Without government, there will be:

  1. Lawlessness
  2. Unrest
  3. Insecurity
  4. Jungle Justice
  5. Abuse of rights
  6. Neglect of rights
  7. Lack of development

 

 

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. Guides pupils to explain how the family and school is controlled or ruled.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation.
  4. Guides pupils to read the introduction to the Nigerian constitution.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Participate in class discussion.
  6. Explains with illustration the importance of government.
  7. Pupil’s Activities – Ask and answer questions.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – functions of government.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

1. explain the concept of government.

2. state two reasons why every society needs a government.

3. describe two things that would happen to a society without government.