The Consequences of Large and Small Family Size Basic 7 (JSS 1)

Last Updated on July 16, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

SECOND TERM  

JSS 1

THEME – FAMILY AS THE BASIC UNIT OF SOCIETY 

TOPIC – THE CONSEQUENCES OF LARGE/SMALL FAMILY SIZE 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

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

1. describe the characteristics of large family size and those of small family size.

2. explain the consequences of family size on individual lives and the nation’s economy.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Relevant posters, pictures and Charts.

2. Relevant cases.

3. Documentaries on family life.

 

 

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 

MEANING OF FAMILY SIZE

A family size is the number of people in a family. There are two types of family size – small family size and large family size.

 

SMALL FAMILY SIZE

A small family size comprises comprises father, mother and few (usually one to four) children.

 

LARGE FAMILY SIZE 

A Large family size is made of father, mother and more than four children.

 

 

CONSEQUENCES OF SMALL FAMILY SIZE ON – 

A. QUALITY OF INDIVIDUALS LIVES

1. It prevents a child from becoming a well – rounded individual.

2. It makes the child a selfish individual.

3. Loneliness

4. Life is boring

5. Low productivity

6. Fear of insecurity

 

B. THE NATIONAL ECONOMY 

1. Low productivity

2. Scarcity of labour or workers

3. High tax

4. Small market for goods and services.

5. Resources wastage

6. Low government revenue

 

CONSEQUENCES OF LARGE FAMILY SIZE ON:

A. QUALITY OF INDIVIDUALS LIVES

1. Malnutrition

2. Overcrowded people in a room or apartment

3. Jealousy and envy

4. Increase in hatred among members of the family.

5. Little or no education.

 

B. THE NATIONAL ECONOMY 

1. Unemployment

2. High cost of living

3. Scarcity of food and water

4. General inflation

5. High crime

6. Poor health facilities

7. Overuse of available resources

8. Underemployment

 

 

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 students some questions;

2. illustrates the characteristics of large and small family sizes with posters, pictures and charts.

Student’s Activities – React to posters, picture and charts on the characteristics of large and small family sizes.

3. Uses case studies to explain the consequences of family size.

Student’s Activities – Participate in discussions and debates.

 

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 

Students to:

1. differentiate between a large family size and a small one.

2. list the consequences of large family size on the quantity of life of the people and the nation’s economy.