Marriage Custom and Practices (Primary 5)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 5

THEME – FAMILY 

PREVIOUS LESSON – PROCESSES IN CHANGING CULTURE AND DIFFERENCES 

TOPIC – MARRIAGE CUSTOM AND PRACTICES 

 

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. identify steps in selecting marriage partners.
  2. identify and explain values relevant to the selection of partners.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Charts showing different marriage ceremony.
  2. Lists of bride prizes.
  3. Sample of registry certificate.

 

 

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  

 

INTRODUCTION

Marriage is the union of a man and woman as husband and wife.

The union between a man and woman is legal and lawful union. It is marriage that make husband and wife to become a family.

A custom (or tradition) is a common way of doing things. Marriage Custom is a traditional way of becoming husband and wife.

 

STEPS IN SELECTING MARRIAGE PARTNERS 

A number of steps lead to marriage. First, the man and the woman meet.

  • A marriage proposal

A marriage proposal is an act asking someone’s hand in marriage.

The process includes the following –

  1. Know the family of your partner.
  2. Abstain until after marriage
  3. Know your partner
  4. Heed your parents’ advice
  5. Pray and ask God for Guidance

 

  • Courtship

Courtship is a period of get to know one another. The both partners decide if there will be an engagement and then marriage. This period takes time. Sometimes, six months or less even more.

It requires –

  1. Constant visits to each other family.
  2. Giving gifts to the lady and her family.
  3. Exchange gifts between one another.

Courtship put an end to period of dating and give room to commitment to one another, seriousness and meaningful intimacy.

 

  • The marriage ceremony

Marriage ceremony is the final stage. Religious and other ceremony take place and proceed to the registry for official marriage certificate.

 

VALUES RELEVANT TO THE SELECTION OF PARTNERS

  1. Trust
  2. Affection
  3. Honesty
  4. Tolerance

 

 

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. Asks pupils if they have witness a marriage ceremony. If yes, lets them discuss.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Share their experiences on marriage ceremony they have witnessed.
  4. Discusses marriage custom with the pupils.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Participate in discussion on marriage.
  6. Explains the steps in selecting partners.
  7. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to teacher’s explanations.
  8. Explains the relevant values to partner selection.
  9. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to teacher’s explanations.

 

 

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:

 

WORK BOOK

SECTION A 

 

1. ___________________________ is a union between a man and a woman to become husband and wife.

 

A. Marriage

B. Courtship

C. Proposal

D. Engagement

 

2. A ___________________________ is an act asking someone’s hand in marriage.

 

A. Marriage

B. Courtship

C. Proposal

D. Engagement

 

3. ___________________________ is a period of get to know one another.

 

A. Marriage

B. Courtship

C. Proposal

D. Engagement

 

4. ___________________________ follow immediately after courtship.

 

A. Marriage

B. Courtship

C. Proposal

D. Engagement

 

5. ___________________________ is the final stage of selecting partners.

 

A. Marriage

B. Courtship

C. Proposal

D. Engagement

 

SECTION B

6. What is marriage?

 

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

 

State the steps in selecting partners.

 

7. ___________________________

 

8. ___________________________

 

9. ___________________________

 

10. What is a custom?

 

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

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