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GOVERNMENT

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

THEME: OUR VALUES

TERM: SECOND TERM

WEEK: WEEK 8

CLASS: PRIMARY 5/ BASIC 5

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

AGE:

TOPIC: GOVERNMENT

UNITS:

  1. The arms of government.
  2. Differences between the arms of government.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. The arms of government
  2. Differences between the arms of  government

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.

WORD FILE: government,executive, judiciary, legislature.

                              CONTENT OF THE LESSON

MEANING OF GOVERNMENT

Government is a body of people who controls the public affairs of a state or country.

THE THREE ARMS OF GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA

The Nigeria government is divided into three (3) arms of government namely:

  1. The executive
  2. The judiciary
  3. The legislature

 The executive

These arm of government executes and implements the laws and policies made by the legislature.

The executive arm of government in federal level are

  1. The president
  2. Vice president
  3. Ministers
  4. Special  Advisers
  5. Directors

The executive arm of government in state level are

  1. Governor
  2. Deputy governor
  3. Commissioners
  4. Special advisers
  5. Directors
  6. Chairman

The executive arm of government in the local level are

  1. Chairman
  2. Deputy chairman
  3. Supervisors
  4. Councilors
  5. Special adviser

THE LEGISLATURE

It is the arm of government that makes laws for the nation for citizens to obey and for the development of the nation.

The legislature at the federal government level is called the National Assembly. It consist of the senate and house of assembly.

The legislature at the state government level is called the state house of assembly.

The legislature at the local government level is called the local government council.

Members in the national assembly are elected by people of each state. They come from every states in Nigeria to represent the interest of the majority and speak the mind of the people.

The leader of the senate is known as senate president while the leader of the house of representative is called the speaker members from the senate are called senators, they are democratically elected and there are three senators that come from each state also from the F.C.T in Abuja. In total there are 108 senate members from across the nation and 774 members from the house of representative. (PIX – National Assembly Complex).

THE JUDICIARY

This arm of government is the one that interprets the laws made by the legislature. Whenever there is rift in the country between the executives, legislature, organization or individuals. The judiciary’s settle the case in the law court.  The judiciary comprises the courts, judges, lawyers and magistrates. The head of judiciary is called chief justice at the federal level while at state level it is called the chief judges.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (LOYALTY – NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand the topic: GOVERNMENT
  • She/he explain the arms of government.
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention the differences between the arms of government.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Mention The arms of government
  • List three Differences between the arms of  government

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS

NEXT LESSON: NECESSITY FOR DIVISION OF GOVERNMENT INTO THREE ARMS

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