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SS1 First Term Government Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS1 First Term Government Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


SS1 First Term Government Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Government


Lesson Note: Overview of government structures and functions.

Scheme of Work: Introduction to political concepts, types of government, and basic governance principles.

Activities: Group discussion on different forms of government.

Week 2: Evolution of Government


Lesson Note: Understanding the historical development of government.

Scheme of Work: Study of ancient and modern forms of governance.

Activities: Research and presentation on the evolution of government.

Week 3: Nigerian Pre-Colonial Political Systems


Lesson Note: Exploration of pre-colonial political structures in Nigeria.

Scheme of Work: Examination of traditional political systems.

Activities: Role-play demonstrating pre-colonial governance.

Week 4: Colonial Rule and Impact


Lesson Note: Analyzing the influence of colonialism on governance.

Scheme of Work: Study of colonial administration and its effects.

Activities: Class debate on the positive and negative aspects of colonial rule.

Week 5: Nigerian Independence and Nationhood


Lesson Note: Understanding the process of gaining independence.

Scheme of Work: Exploration of post-independence challenges.

Activities: Group project on the struggles for independence.

Week 6: Political Ideologies


Lesson Note: Introduction to political ideologies.

Scheme of Work: Exploration of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, etc.

Activities: Class discussion on the relevance of different ideologies.

Week 7: Political Parties and Elections


Lesson Note: Examination of political party systems.

Scheme of Work: Understanding the electoral process.

Activities: Simulated election process within the class.

Week 8: Structure of the Nigerian Government


Lesson Note: In-depth study of Nigeria’s political structure.

Scheme of Work: Roles of the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary.

Activities: Group project on the three arms of government.

Week 9: Local Government Administration


Lesson Note: Overview of local government structures.

Scheme of Work: Functions and challenges of local governments.

Activities: Field trip to a local government office.

Week 10: Citizenship and Civic Responsibility


Lesson Note: Fostering a sense of citizenship.

Scheme of Work: Understanding civic duties and responsibilities.

Activities: Community service project.

Week 11: Revision Week


Lesson Note: Review of key concepts and topics covered.

Scheme of Work: Practice exams, quizzes, and group discussions.

Activities: Revision quizzes, peer teaching sessions.

Week 12: Examination Week


Lesson Note: Administering and grading examinations.

Scheme of Work: Conducting assessments.

Activities: Written and practical examinations.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Lesson Note: Recap of the term’s learnings.

Scheme of Work: Reflection on the term’s achievements.

Activities: Term review and farewell activities.

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