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FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

THEME: OUR VALUES

TERM: SECOND TERM

WEEK: WEEK 10

CLASS: PRIMARY 5/ BASIC 5

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:

CLASS: PRIMARY                              

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

AGE:

TOPIC: FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

UNITS:

  1. Major functions of government.
  2. Some major values of government.
  3. Comparison of the functions of government with that of the family.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Major functions of government
  2. Some major values of government
  3. Comparison of the functions of government with that of the family

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 (NERDC)
  • Edudelight Civic Education Text Books for Primary Schools.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: the students are familiar with importance of government.

WORD FILE: equity, enforcement, agencies.             

                              CONTENT OF THE LESSON

MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

  1. Development
  2. Accountability
  3. Transparency
  4. Common goal
  5. Justice and equity
  6. Social amenities services

FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT

The following are functions of government:

  1. Provision of  good and quality education
  2. Secure the nation against external forces
  3. Provision of health care services
  4. Ensure that justice and equity is guaranteed.
  5. Maintain law and order in the nation through security and law enforcement agencies.
  6. They should provide social amenities.
  7. They provide security services.
  8. Provision of employment to the people in the country.
  9. Protection of human right
  10. Educate the people about the government policies
  11. Establishment of  international trade and cooperation
  12. Intervene in disputes between the citizens and government through the court of law.
  13. They provide easy communication for the citizens.
  14. They venture on project that will bring rapid development.
  15. They give reports and are accountable on how resources are used.
  16. They should be open to the citizen and have no hidden agenda.
  17. The government policy should benefit its citizens.

COMPARISON OF THE FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT WITH THAT OF THE FAMILY

  1. Provides shelter
  2. Good health care
  3. Good home training
  4. Teaching of cultural values

COMPARISON OF THE FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT WITH THAT OF THE SCHOOL

The following are comparison of the functions of government with that of school using the school officials like head teacher, teacher.

  1. They teach the pupils to obey rules and regulations
  2. The official let the pupil know that there is first aid treatment in the school in case of injury.
  3. The school officials teaches the pupils to how to behave well in the school and society.
  4. They teach the people about their social responsibilities.
  5. They ensure the pupils are in safe hands when in school
  6. They impact knowledge to the pupils about their environment

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (IMPORTANCE OF GOVERNMENT).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand the topic: FUNCTIONS  OF GOVERNMENT
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention the functions of government.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • What are the Major functions of government
  • List Some major values of government
  • Comparison of the functions of government with that of the family

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: NECESSITY FOR DIVISION OF GOVERNMENT INTO THREE ARMS

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