Advantages and Disadvantages of Pressure Groups (Primary 5)

 

CIVIC EDUCATION 

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 6

THEME – REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Representative Democracy and Social Injustice – Meaning and Importance of Pressure Groups (Primary 5)

PRIMARY 5

TOPIC: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PRESSURE GROUPS 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

1. explain the meaning of pressure groups.

2. mention the importance of pressure group.

3. justify the existence of pressure groups.

4. identify the advantages and disadvantages of pressure groups.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Adults in the community.

2. Company Diaries.

3. Newspapers and magazines.

4. Debate will.

5. Textbooks.

6. Members of a pressure group as a resource person.

 

 

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

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Civic Education Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION

Pressure group is a group of people with common goals and interest with collective action to protect their interest, example of pressure groups:Workers union like NUC, ASUU, NUT etc.

 

 

IMPORTANCE/ADVANTAGES OF PRESSURE GROUPS 

1. Protecting members interest.

2. Contribute to development by assisting government to provide services.

3. Keep the government in check.

4. Providing welfare services.

5. Assisting non – members i.e. non – privileges members.

6. Providing employment opportunities.

7. Proffering solutions to some problems which confront the country.

8. fighting the cause of the common man in society.

 

LESSON TWO – DISADVANTAGES OF PRESSURE GROUPS 

1. Can make it difficult for government to implement policies.

2. Can make unattainable demands etc.

3. They may encourage social disorder.

4. Misinformation.

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT – As state in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.

 

 

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 the meaning of pressure groups.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to teacher’s explanation.

3. Asks pupils to compile a list of pressure groups in the country.

Pupil’s Activities – Interview members of the public and search other sources to build a list of pressure group.

4. Organizes debate on “should pressure groups be encouraged or discouraged”.

Pupil’s Activities – Select members of proposing and opposing teams. Others serves as secretaries, nothing the points made by both sides.

5. Asks pupils to find out from home the advantages and disadvantages of pressure groups.

Pupil’s Activities – Report finding from homes on the advantages and disadvantages of pressure groups.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

1. explain the meaning of pressure groups.

2. Mention two importance of pressure groups.

3. Identify three advantages and disadvantages of pressure groups.

 

 

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