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Advantages and Disadvantages of Pressure Groups

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 6

PRIMARY 5

TOPIC: Advantages and Disadvantages of Pressure Groups 

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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

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

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CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

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.

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.

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.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to teacher’s explanation.
  4. Asks pupils to compile a list of pressure groups in the country.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Interview members of the public and search other sources to build a list of pressure group.
  6.  Organizes debate on “should pressure groups be encouraged or discouraged”.
  7. Pupil’s Activities – Select members of proposing and opposing teams. Others serves as secretaries, nothing the points made by both sides.
  8. Asks pupils to find out from home the advantages and disadvantages of pressure groups.
  9. 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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