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Our National Symbols

CIVIC EDUCATION

CIVIC EDUCATION 

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

FIRST TERM

WEEK 10

PRIMARY 6

THEME: NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND IDENTITY 

PREVIOUS LESSON – ETHNICITY

TOPIC: OUR NATIONAL SYMBOLS 

Our National Symbols are things that represent our great Nation – Nigeria. These symbols represent something important in our country.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to describe Nigerian’s National Symbol.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learnt…

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. National flag
  2. Coat of Arms
  3. Recorded National, and the pledge
  4. Tape recorder

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons. 

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

Our National symbols are our National Identity through which we can easily identify as Nigerian and matters that has to do with Nigeria.

NIGERIA NATIONAL SYMBOLS 

National Flag

  • The GREEN stand for the rich and fertility agricultural soil.
  • The WHITE stands for peace and unity.

Nigeria Coat of Arms

  • The Coat of Arms stands for absolute power and authority.
  • The BLACK SHIELD stands for the good soil of our Nation
  • The TWO HORSES stand for our dignity and pride.
  • The mark “Y” stands for the two rivers in our country – River Niger (major) and River Benue (minor).
  • The EAGLE stands for the strength of our country.
  • The FLOWERS stand for the beauty our country.

The Nigerian Constitution – This is the book that contains the laws of our country.

National Anthem – This is our special song. It is divided into standard 1 and 2.

National Pledge – This is the promise we make to love serve and protect our country.

National Currency – This is the money we spend in our country.

The Nigerian Passport – This document proves that we are Nigerians when we travel around the world.

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Explains what national symbols stands for;
  3. Guides pupils to examine and describe the national symbols;
  4. Pupil’s Activities – Examine and describe the national symbols

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – National Identity

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

  1. describe Nigeria national symbols;
  2. mention and explain two values related to our national symbols.

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