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JSS3 First Term Business Studies Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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JSS3 First Term Business Studies Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Business Studies

Lesson Note: Begin with the definition of Business Studies and its importance. Discuss basic business concepts such as needs and wants, goods and services.

Activities: Group discussion on local businesses, role play of a simple buying and selling scenario.


Week 2: Types of Businesses

Lesson Note: Explore different types of businesses – sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Activities: Class debate on the most suitable business structure, case studies on successful businesses.


Week 3: Business Environment

Lesson Note: Introduce the concept of business environment, covering internal and external factors influencing business operations.

Activities: Field trip to local businesses, analysis of environmental factors affecting them.


Week 4: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Lesson Note: Discuss the importance of ethical behavior in business and corporate social responsibility.

Activities: Group projects on researching and presenting a case study on a socially responsible business.


Week 5: Money and Banking

Lesson Note: Teach the functions of money, types of money, and the role of banks in business.

Activities: Simulation of a basic banking transaction, class discussion on the impact of inflation on businesses.


Week 6: Marketing

Lesson Note: Explore the marketing mix (4 Ps) and its application in business.

Activities: Create and present a marketing plan for a fictional product, discuss current marketing trends.


Week 7: Entrepreneurship

Lesson Note: Introduce the concept of entrepreneurship, qualities of successful entrepreneurs, and the importance of innovation.

Activities: Guest speaker session with a local entrepreneur, group brainstorming on potential business ideas.


Week 8: Production and Operations Management

Lesson Note: Cover the basics of production, factors of production, and the production process.

Activities: Tour to a local manufacturing plant, group discussion on efficiency in production.


Week 9: Business Communication

Lesson Note: Discuss the importance of effective communication in business, types of business communication, and communication barriers.

Activities: Role play of business communication scenarios, creating a business proposal.


Week 10: Risk and Insurance

Lesson Note: Teach the concept of risk in business and the role of insurance in managing risks.

Activities: Case studies on businesses facing risks, discussion on insurance policies.


Week 11: Revision Week


Week 12: Examination Week


Week 13: School Dismissal Week

Lesson Note: Review key concepts from the term, provide feedback on examinations, and discuss the relevance of Business Studies in real life.

Activities: Q&A session, student reflections on the term, distribution of certificates or recognition.


Note: Adjust the pace and depth of each topic based on the students’ understanding and engagement. Always encourage active participation and critical thinking.

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