COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – CITIZENSHIP

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

THEME: CITIZENSHIP

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 3

CLASS: PRIMARY 4

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – CITIZENSHIP         

UNITS:

  1. Meaning of community leadership
  2. Duties of traditional rulers

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this discussion in this unit, students should be able to know:

  1. Meaning of community leadership
  2. Duties of traditional rulers

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Royalty Crown
  • Royalty staff
  • Textbook
  • Writing materials
  • Whiteboard/ chalkboard
  • Interactive poster
  • Interactive video

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Lagos State Civic Education Scheme of Work.
  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for Primary Schools
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools for Civic Education (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Internet
  • Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)
  • Edudelight Civic Education Text Books for Primary Schools

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: the students are familiar with respect for other people’s values.

WORD FILE:                          s

                              CONTENT OF THE LESSON

                                  Meaning of Community Leadership

In every society there is always someone that direct and leads other members of the community. It could be in the village, town city.  A traditional ruler or leader is a person who make laws, rules, and guides or inspires others in the community. Some persons became traditional ruler through inheritance, election or by appointment. Examples of community rulers are Oba (Yoruba), Eze (Igbo), Emir (Hausa), etc.

         DUTIES OF A TRADITIONAL RULER

A traditional ruler performs the following lot of duties for his community. These are:

  1. Maintaining law and order in his community.
  2. Keeping the history of his community.
  3. Setting quarrels among his people.
  4. Keep the peoples tradition.
  5. Ensure people observe the beliefs, practices and customs of the community.
  6. Uniting his community.
  7. Settling quarrels among his people.
  8. They ensure safety of lives and properties in the communities by using vigilante group to watch over people and their belongings.
  9. They keep records of the community.
  10. They organize traditional festivals.
  11. They bring peace and preach unity to the people.
  12. They represent the interest of their people and stand as a middle man between the government and the people.
  13. They help to educate their people on government policies and programmes.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT

TRADITIONAL GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
There is no fix tenure for the ruler There is a fixed tenure for government
There is misuse of power Cases are settled in court to guarantee citizens’ rights
leadership is  inherited Leadership is  through election
They rules according to the customs and culture of the land They rules according to the constitution the state

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE’S VALUES).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP.
  • She/he explain the Importance of community leaders.
  • He/she explains the duties of traditional ruler.
  • .Teacher leads pupils to mention the duties of traditional ruler.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES:

  • Student mention the duties of traditional ruler.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • What is community leadership
  • Mention three Duties of traditional rulers

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE’S VALUES

NEXT LESSON: COMMUNALISM

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