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JSS1 First Term Civic Education Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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JSS1 First Term Civic Education Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


JSS1 First Term Civic Education Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Civic Education


Overview of Civic Education

Importance of Civic Education

Basic civic responsibilities



Class discussion on civic values

Group activity: creating a poster on civic responsibilities

Week 2: Citizenship and National Identity


Understanding citizenship

National symbols and their significance

Cultural diversity in the nation



Group presentations on national symbols

Class discussion on the importance of cultural diversity

Week 3: Fundamental Human Rights


Explanation of fundamental human rights

Examples of fundamental human rights

Responsibilities associated with human rights



Role-play scenarios on respecting human rights

Class debate on balancing rights and responsibilities

Week 4: Rule of Law


Definition and importance of the rule of law

How laws are made and enforced

Role of citizens in upholding the rule of law



Case study analysis of a legal scenario

Class discussion on the impact of the rule of law on society

Week 5: Democracy and Governance


Introduction to democracy

Components of a democratic government

Civic duties in a democratic society



Mock election within the class

Group discussions on the role of citizens in a democracy

Week 6: Civic Education and Social Media


Understanding the influence of social media

Responsible use of social media

Identifying fake news and misinformation



Group project: creating a social media campaign for civic awareness

Class debate on the impact of social media on civic engagement

Week 7: Environmental Responsibility


Importance of environmental conservation

Individual and collective efforts in environmental sustainability

Civic duties related to the environment



Tree planting or clean-up activity

Group presentation on environmental conservation practices

Week 8: Community Service


Definition and importance of community service

Identifying community needs

Planning and implementing a community service project



Field trip to a local community for service project

Reflection and discussion on the impact of community service

Week 9: Civic Education and Global Citizenship


Understanding global citizenship

Interconnectedness of global issues

Promoting peace and unity on a global scale



Research project on a global issue

Group discussion on fostering global citizenship

Week 10: Review and Assessment Preparation


Recap of topics covered

Review exercises and quizzes

Preparation for the upcoming revision and examination weeks



Group study sessions

Question and answer sessions

Week 11: Revision Week


Comprehensive review of the term’s content

Clarification of any lingering questions

Practice tests and quizzes



Peer teaching sessions

Interactive revision games

Week 12: Examination Week


Conducting final examinations

Ensuring a fair and organized examination process



Written examinations

Oral examinations for practical understanding

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Closing remarks and reflections on the term

Distribution of report cards and feedback

Encouraging students to continue practicing civic values during the break



Award ceremony for outstanding performances

Farewell assembly and celebration

This lesson note and scheme of work aim to provide a comprehensive and engaging civic education experience for JSS1 students, fostering a sense of responsibility, citizenship, and global awareness.

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