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Representative Democracy/Social Injustice (Pressure Group)

CIVIC EDUCATION 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 5

TOPIC: Pressure Group 

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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 

PRESSURE GROUPS 

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

EXAMPLES OF PRESSURE GROUP 

  • Associations like market women association, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS). Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Nigerian Union of TEACHERS (NUT), Nigerian Bar ASSOCIATION (NBA), Women in Nigeria, Civil Liberties ORGANISATION (CLO), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Anti-Piracy Committee.
  • Social clubs, peoples club, rotary club.
  • Old pupils association of schools 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.

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.

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – Communicating Social Injustices to Leaders.

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to explain the meaning of pressure groups.

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