FIRST TERM CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK FOR PRIMARY THREE (3)

SUB THEME: GOD’S PROMISES IN NEW TESTAMENT

WEEK 1: The Promise of the Saviour

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher guides pupil to explain the meaning of Saviour.
  2. She defines Saviour as: Someone who saves you from a difficult or dangerous situation.
  3. She reads Mathew 1:23 for the pupils,
  4. She leads pupils to explain the meaning of Emmanuel.
  5. She explain that Emmanuel is a Hebrew word meaning “God is with us”.
  6. She asks pupils to memorize Mathew 1:23

PUPILS ACTIVITIES

  1. Pupils Listen to teacher’s Explanation
  2. They memorize Mathew 1 verse 23
  3. They ask questions

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS

  • Holy bible
  • Textbook
  • Flash/ flannel graph
  • Blackboard/whiteboard
  • Chalk/ whiteboard pen

WEEK 2:  PROPHET ISAIAH FORETOLD THE BIRTH OF JESUS

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher reads Isaiah 7: 14, 9: 6 -7, 1:23.
  2. She explains the bible passages
  3. She briefly describes who was prophet Isaiah: A prophet in the Old Testament before the birth of Jesus.
  4. She recalls some of the prophecies of Isaiah concerning the birth of Jesus.
  5. He/she briefly defines prophesy as: A statement that something will happen in the future especially one made by someone with religious or magic power. A divine statement to man through a sacred vessel called Prophet concerning what had happened, is happening and will happen in the future.

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  1. Pupils  listen to teachers explanation
  2. They ask questions
  3. They name the prophets who foretold the birth of Jesus.

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

  1. Holy bible
  2. Pictures or drawing of a prophet.

WEEK 3:  THE TYPE OF SAVIOUR THE JEW EXPECTED

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher briefly looks back at the definition of a “saviour”
  2. She leads pupils to explain the meaning of a Jews: A member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who traces their origin through the ancient Hebrew people of Israel to Abraham.
  3. She explain the type of savior the Jews were expecting
  4. Conquering messiah
  5. Human Messiah
  6. Political messiah
  7. Rebuilder of the temple physically
  8. Biological father to be a descendant of David.
  • She explains in detail the above mentioned types of saviour the Jews expected.

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  1. Explanation
  2. They ask questions

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

  1. Holy bible

WEEK 4:  THE TYPE OF SAVIOUR JESUS IS.

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher briefly looks back at the previous lesson on the type of messiah/saviour the Jews expected.
  2. She explains the type of saviour Jesus is:
  3. suffering saviour
  4. A redeeming saviour
  5. Everlasting saviour
  6. Sufficient saviour
  7. Teacher explains in details the above qualities/ characteristics of Jesus as a saviour.

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  • Pupils participate in the revision exercise
  • People listen to teacher’s explanation
  • They participate in class discussion
  • They mention the qualities of the saviour

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

  • Holy bible

WEEK 5:  IMPORTANCE OF A SAVIOUR

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher uses questioning method to explain the meaning of a saviour
  2. She asks the pupils to mention the importance of a saviour
  3. She lists the attributes of a saviour as follows:
  4. A saviour saves
  5. Protects
  6. Cares
  7. Provides
  8. Loves, etc.
  9. She explains the attributes listed above one after the other in a class discussion

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  1. Ask  and answer questions

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

Holy bible

WEEK 6:  ROMISE OF THE COMFORTER

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher  reads john 14: 26, 15: 26
  2. She explains the passage read to the pupils
  3. She leads pupils on the meaning of the Holy Spirit: i.e. the third person in the trinity, God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  4. Teacher mentions the features of the holy spirit
  5. He can speak
  6. He is alive
  7. Self- aware
  8. Omniscient
  9. He is fully God
  10. Invisible, etc.
  11. She further explains the promises of the holy spirit in acts 1 verse 1-8

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  1. People listen to teacher’s explanation
  2. They explain the bible passage
  3. They participate in class discussion
  4. They ask questions

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

  1. Holy bible
  2. Textbook
  3. Cardboard
  4. Flannel graph

WEEK 7:  Mid – term’s Revision and Test

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES: Mid – term’s Revision and Test

PUPILS ACTIVITIES: Mid – term’s Revision and Test

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

WEEK 8:  THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS WORK.

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher explains to the pupils the coming of the holy spirit as promised of god fulfilled in the lives of Christians acts 2: 1-4
  2. She appropriates the attributes of the holy spirit to obedience, faith, and Christ – like living
  3. She mentions the work of the holy spirit on the  apostles as follows
  4. Boldness
  5. Power
  6. Healing
  7. Comfort
  8. Protection
  9. deliverance
  10. Teacher lead a discussion on areas of pupils life they can appropriate the power of the holy spirit in.
  11. She explains how the virtue of the Holy Spirit apply to Christians today.
  12. She leads the class in prayer for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  1. People listen to teacher’s explanation
  2. They participate in class discussion
  3. They ask questions
  4. They participate in singing and praying

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

  • Holy bible
  • Textbook

WEEK 9 – 10:  ASCENSION, PROMISE AND PREPARATION OF JESUS SECOND COMING

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher reads Act 1 verse 6 – 12.
  2. She guided pupils to explain the bible passage read
  3. She tells the story of Jesus ascension and promise of his coming
  4. Teacher state when and how Jesus will return
  5. She explains the preparation for his second coming. Mathew 25: 1 -3, Mathew 28: 19 -20.
  6. She narrates the parable of the 10 virgins
  7. She explains how to get prepared
  8. Repent and believed in Jesus
  9. Be vigilant
  10. Watch and pray
  11. Be righteous etc.
  12. Teacher draws out the practical lessons of
  13. Charity
  14. Patience
  15. Vigilance in order to fully prepare for his second coming

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  1. Pupils participate in class discussion
  2. They ask questions
  3. They draw out practical lessons from the stories they heard.

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

  • Holy bible
  • Cardboards
  • C.D with stories on vigilance and last judgement.

WEEK 11:  REASONS FOR THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES:

  1. Teacher guides pupils on the reasons for the second coming Jesus.
  2. He highlights the reasons as follows:
  3. To end the great struggles between good and evil
  4. To resurrect the dead and transform faithful believers lives.
  5. To give fair recompense for all
  6. To create a new heaven and new earth.
  • Teacher guides pupils to identify things they need to change in their lives in in class discussion.
  • She leads pupils to pray for change.

PUPILS ACTIVITIES:

  1. Pupils listen to teacher’s explanation
  2. They participate in class discussion
  3. They memorize Act 1: 11 and john 14: 1 – 3.
  4. They take parts in prayers

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS:

  • Holy bible
  • Cardboards
  • C.D with stories on vigilance and last judgement.

WEEK 12: REVISION AND EXAMINATION

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