CIVIL SOCIETY

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

THEME: NATION

TERM: SECOND TERM

WEEK: WEEK 11

CLASS: PRIMARY 6/ BASIC 6

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC:  CIVIL SOCIETY

UNITS:

  1. Meaning of civil society
  2. Classification of civil society

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Meaning of civil society
  2. Classification of civil society

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • 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 scheme (NERDC)
  • Edudelight Civic Education TextBooks for Primary Schools.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: the students are familiar with meaning and functions of different types of government institutions in Nigeria.

WORD FILE: associations, independence.               

                         CONTENT OF THE LESSON

                            MEANING OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Civil Society are non-governmental organizations in our society, they work together for the interest of the citizens. Voluntarily organized associations, organizations and institutions of the people are part of civil society.  They are independence of the government and they are agent of development in a country and promote good governance. Examples are the Nigeria labour congress (NLC), Nigeria Union of Teacher (NUT), save Nigeria group.

CLASSIFICATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Civil society are classified according to the function they perform are as follows:

  1. Professional Associations and Trade Unions: They protect the interests of their workers and members such as fair treatment, protection of their right, prompt payment of wages and incentives, allowances. Examples are Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), ICAN etc.
  2. Ethnic Based Societies: they protect the interests of the ethnic group and members. Examples are the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACT), Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Obaneeze Ndi Igbo, etc.
  3. Religions and Based Civil Societies: they seek the interest of their members. Examples are the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’at Nasril Islam.
  4. Philanthropic Organizations:  examples are the lions club and rotary club.
  5. Service Provision Group: examples are Red Cross, Boy’s Brigade, Girls Guild, etc.
  6. Deviant Civil Society Associations: these are secret societies like the predators, the pirates, Black Axe, Confraternity, Daughters of Jezebel, Boko Haram etc.

PRESENTATION

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EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • What is the Meaning of civil society
  • Mention three Classification of civil society

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: MEANING AND FUNCTIONS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

NEXT LESSON: EXAMPLES OF CIVIC SOCIETY GROUPS

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