NATIONAL IDENTITY

TITLE: LESSON NOTE ON CIVIC EDUCATION

SUBJECT: CIVIC EDUCATION

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 10

CLASS: PRIMARY 6/ BASIC 6

NAME OF TEACHER:

DATE:          

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TOPIC: NATIONAL IDENTITY

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Meaning of  national identity
  2. The importance of  Nigerian national anthem and pledge

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 national symbols.

WORD FILE: citizenship, constituent, solidarity.    

                         CONTENT OF THE LESSON

   MEANING OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

 National identity is accepting and belonging to a nation by identifying with its goals and aspiration.

 National identity is also, the sense of belonging one has to a state or a nation, or the sense of solidarity one feels with a particular group without regards to one’s actual citizenship status.

MEANING OF ELEMENTS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

Elements of national identity are the components or constituent parts into which the nation may be resolved by analysis.

ELEMENTS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

 The elements of national identity are as follows:

  1. National anthem
  2. Citizenship of a nation
  3. Payment of taxes
  4. Working for the success of the nation
  5. Respecting national symbol   

DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL SYMBOLS

THE NIGERIA NATIONAL ANTHEM

The national anthem is a song of special significance to the country. It is usually sung on event like national sports festival, Independence Day, national convention, special occasions.

NIGERIA COAT OF ARMS:

  1. the black shield: represent the good and fertile soil
  2. White wavy band that formed letter Y represent the country’s main inland water ways. They are River Niger and Benue.
  3. Two horses: represent dignity and pride.
  4. Yellow flowers: are the type of flowers that is found in every part of the country.
  5. The Eagle: represent strength and pride of Nigeria
  6.  Green represents rich agricultural potential of Nigeria, white stands for peace.
  7. And the motto reads: “Unity and faith, peace and progress”.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous term lessons (NATIONAL SYMBOLS).
  • Teacher leads the pupils to understand the topic: NATIONAL IDENTITY
  • She/he explain the meaning of national identity.
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention the importance of Nigerian national anthem and pledge.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Meaning of  national identity
  • The importance of  Nigerian national anthem and pledge

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

PREVIOUS LESSON:  ETHNICITY

NEXT LESSON: NATIONAL IDENTITY

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