The Concept of State Government – Meaning and Importance of State Government Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term Week 5 Social Studies

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION 

SECOND TERM

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 4

THEME: GOVERNMENT 

PREVIOUS LESSON – The Problems of Local Government | Solutions to the Problems of Local Government Primary 4 (Basic 4) – Term 2 Week 4 Social Studies

 

TOPIC: THE CONCEPT STATE GOVERNMENT 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. The Concept of State Government

3. Importance of State Government

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

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

1. explain the concept of state government.

2. recognize the state logo and motto.

3.  state the composition and functions of the state government.

4. explain the importance of state government to the people.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils can identify their residential and state of origin. Probably, the name of their governor.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of charts showing the governor of the state and its accompaniments.

 

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

Government is the body of people who control public affairs of a nation at the federal, state and local level.

State Government is another level of government that is more closer to the people than the federal government.

 

CONCEPT OF STATE GOVERNMENT 

State Government is a body of people who control public affairs of the state level.

 

The affairs of many local governments is under the state government.

A state government is much bigger than the local government.

The state government is headed by a governor and assisted by a commissioner, special advisers, etc.

The state motto is ______.

 

IMPORTANCE OF STATE GOVERNMENT 

The duties of a state government are –

1. Construction and maintenance of roads.

2. Provision of social amenities. Some of the amenities include markets, schools, clinics, wards, etc.

3. Provision of security.

4. Making policies for easy administrations.

5. Ensure equality among the people.

6. Maintaining laws and orders.

 

ASSIGNMENT

1. Find out the number of local governments in ______ state.

2. State 5 local governments in ______ state.

 

3. What is the ______ state motto?

4. What is your state of origin?

5. State 5 local government in your state of origin. The local government must include the local government of your state of origin.

6. What is the total number of state in Nigeria?

 

LESSON 2 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT

 

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/almanac showing the governor and some of the its accomplishments.

 

3. Asks the pupils if they know or have see the person on the chart/almanac. If yes, ask them who is he/she?

Pupil’s Activities – Identify the governor of their state.

4. Uses the chart/almanac to introduce the lesson and explain the concept of state government.

Pupil’s Activities – Pay attention to the lesson introduction and explain the concept of state government.

5. Asks the pupils to examine the chart/almanac again, guide to identify some of the accomplishments of the governor.

6. Uses the accomplishments to lead a discussion on the importance of state government.

Pupil’s Activities – Itemize the importance of the state government in order to participate actively in the lesson discussion.

7. Allow the pupils to analyze the benefits of the state government in their local government.

Pupil’s Activities – Analyze the benefits of the state government in their local government.

8. Summarizes the each lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the summary 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.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to:

1. explain the concept of state government.

 

2. recognize the state logo and motto.

3.  state the composition and functions of the state government.

4. explain 4 importance of state government to the people.

 

 

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