THIRD TERM CIVIC EDUCATION SCHEME OF WORK FOR PRIMARY THREE (3)

WEEK 1:  REVISION OF SECOND (2ND) TERM ‘S WORK

WEEK 2, 3 and 4:  MEANING AND DEFINITION OF NATIONAL SYMBOLS

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

  1. Teacher leads the pupils to understand  the meaning of national symbols
  2. She/he defines a national symbol as: a symbol of any entity considering itself and manifesting itself to the world as a national community
  3. She/he defines a symbol as a picture or shape that has a particular meaning or represents a particular organization or idea.
  4. He/she explains  to pupils the importance of national symbols e.g.
  5. They represent their countries
  6. They allow their country to stand out by being original and unique
  7. Teacher leads pupils to mention some national symbols they know
  8. She mentions the following as national symbols.
  9. People – leader
  10. Public property
  11. Constitution
  12. Mace
  13. National flag
  14. Coat of arms, etc.

PUPILS’ ACTIVITIES

  1. Pupils listen to teacher’s explanation
  2. They explain the meaning of national symbol
  3. They examine pictures and real objects and comment on them.

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS

  • Textbook
  • Posters and picture
  • Video clips
  • Real object

WEEK 5 -6: DESCRIPTION OF NATIONAL SYMBOLS

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

  1. Teacher presents real objects, pictures and posters of various national symbols such as coat of arms, national flag, mace, constitution.
  2. She/ he asks pupils to identify them, one after the other, and explain what each stands for.
  3. She/ he now picks or points to the object or picture that represents the symbol and starts the description.

E.g. in the Nigeria coat of arms

  1. the black shield: represent fertile soil,
  2. White wavy bend that formed letter Y represent the country’s main inland water ways. 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 pride of the Nigeria, green represents rich agricultural potential of Nigeria, white stands for peace.

PUPILS’ ACTIVITIES

  1. Listen to teacher’s explanation
  2. Identify national symbols displayed
  3. They participate in class discussion
  4. They

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

WEEK 8 and 9: Differences between National Symbols and other Symbols.

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

  1. Teacher briefly revisits the definition of National symbols
  2. She/he mentions the national symbols such as Anthem, Mace, and Constitution.
  3. She/he briefly revisits the definition of other symbols.
  4. She mentions other symbols such as traditional leaders, high way codes, company logos, etc.
  5. She displays some other symbols and ask pupils to comment.
  6. Teacher leads pupils to differentiate between national symbols and other symbols.
  7. She highlights the following differences.
  8. Other symbols are general and broad while national symbols are recognized and know worldwide.
  9. Other symbols are either logos, trademarks or corporate identities while national symbols are national identities
  10. National symbol have national coloration while other symbols do not.
  11. National symbols appear in public and private places while other symbols are restricted.
  12. Teacher organizes class discussion on the differences between national symbols e.g National symbols Command respect from all citizens while other symbols deserve respect only within a restricted set of people.

PUPILS’ ACTIVITIES:

  1. Pupils participate in the revision
  2. They listens to teachers explanation
  3. They differentiate other symbols from the national symbols on display
  4. They participate in class discussion
  5. They respond to teachers questions

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS

  1. Textbooks
  2. Pictures of national symbols
  3. Posters
  4. Video clips

WEEK 10 – 11:  RESPECT FOR NATIONAL SYMBOLS

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

  1. Teacher briefly defines “respect” as a feeling of admiration or reverence towards a person, child, non-human, animal, group, ideal or indeed
  2. She/he leads pupils to mention some national symbols to respect.
  3. She guides them on other symbols to respect
  4. She takes the children out to see any national symbol around e.g. National flag.
  5. Through guided questions she explains how to respect national and other symbols
  6. She mentions the following  ways of  respecting national symbols
  1. Standing  at attention
  2. Standing up when the national  anthem is been sung
  3. Saluting the national flag
  4. Carefully handling national currency
  5. Showing respect for the constitution
  6. According respect to national leaders, traditional leaders, religious leaders and other leaders.
  • Teacher organizes pictures class discussion on the above mention ways.
  • She displays pictures showing people singing the national anthem and saluting the national flag.

PUPILS’ ACTIVITIES:

  1. Pupils listen to teachers explanation
  2. They mention national symbols and other symbols displayed
  3. They participate in class  discussion
  4. They observe pictures and posters displayed and comment on them.

TEACHING/LEARNING RESOURCES/AIDS

  1. Textbooks
  2. Pictures of national symbols
  3. Posters
  4. Video clips

WEEK 12: REVISION AND EXAMINATION

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