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NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 7

CLASS: PRIMARY 6/ BASIC 6

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

 DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Meaning of  Nationalism
  2. Ways of promoting national interest
  3. Nationalists and their achievements

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 TextBooks for Primary Schools

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: the students are familiar with nationnal unity. .

WORD FILE: naturalization, allegiance, willingness.              

                         CONTENT OF THE LESSON

Nationality: nationality is the membership of a particular nation or state by origin, birth, naturalization, ownership, allegiance or otherwise.

Nationalism is the Love, care for one’s country and willingness to sacrifice for it.

Patriotism is the feeling of loyalty and love for one’s country and the willingness to sacrifice for it.

WAYS OF PROMOTING NATIONAL INTEREST 

The following are ways of promoting national interest:

  1. Coalitions
  2. Financial aid
  3. authorisations
  4. powerful  standard
  5. Embargo
  6. obstuction
  7. Foreign Aid
  8. Import duty Restriction and Quotas
  9. Diplomatic dialogues
  10. Propaganda

LIST OF TOP NATIONALISTS/PATRIOTISM IN NIGERIA 

  1. Nnamdi Azikiwe was born in 1904. He is the first president of Nigeria and the founder of Nigerian nationalism. He is popularly called ‘Zik’ or ‘Zik of Africa’. Zik helped establish the University of Nigeria after independence in 1962.
  2. Herbert Macaulay was pivotal in Nigeria’s fight to gain independence although he didn’t live to see this become a reality. He also created the National Council of Nigeria and Cameroon in the 1940s along with Nnamdi Azikiwe.
  3. Ahmadu Bello was born in 1919, Ahmadu Bello was another key figure in the country’s fight for independence. He was a school teacher that later became the Premier of the Northern Nigeria. 
  4. Anthony Enahoro  is another famous Nigerian personality. He’s well known for his social activism. He’s popularly known as the “Father of the Nigerian State”
  5. Obafemi Awolowo  is another undisputed national hero. He was born in 1909 and was the first Premier of Western Nigeria. Also, he was a one time minister of Finance.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (NATIONAL UNITY).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand the topic: NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY.
  • She/he explain the ways of promoting national interest.
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention some nationalist and their achievement.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • What is the Meaning of Nationalism?
  • Mention three Ways of promoting national interest
  • List three Nationalists and their achievements

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON: NATIONAL UNITY

NEXT LESSON: PATRIOTISM

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