Class: Primary 2
Term: 3rd Term
Week: 6
Age: 8 years
Duration: 40 minutes
Subject: National Value Education
Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
Previous Lesson: Leadership
Topic: Disadvantages of choosing a leader
Content: Disadvantages of choosing a leader

Performance Objectives

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive domain: List at least three disadvantages of choosing a leader.
  • Affective domain: Express feelings about the importance of choosing leaders wisely.
  • Psychomotor domain: Illustrate the process of choosing a leader through a role-playing activity.
  • Social domain: Demonstrate cooperation in group discussions about leadership.

Reference Materials

The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

Instructional Materials

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Flashcards
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Pictures of different leaders
  • Role-play props

Rationale for the Lesson

Understanding the disadvantages of choosing a leader is important because it helps pupils recognize the challenges and consequences of leadership decisions, promoting informed and responsible citizenship.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge

Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge about what a leader is and the qualities of a good leader from the previous lesson on Leadership.


Learning Area: Disadvantages of choosing a leader

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction (Set induction)5 minInteractiveQuestion and AnswerAsk pupils to recall the previous lesson on LeadershipRespond to questions about qualities of a leaderRecall previous knowledge about leaders
Step 2: Explanation of the Topic5 minExpositoryDirect InstructionExplain that today’s lesson is about the disadvantages of choosing a leaderListen attentivelyUnderstand the focus of the lesson
Step 3: Discussion on Disadvantages10 minInteractiveGroup DiscussionFacilitate a discussion on potential problems when choosing a leaderParticipate in group discussionsIdentify and understand the disadvantages of choosing a leader
Step 4: Role-Playing Activity10 minExperientialRole-PlayingOrganize a role-playing activity where pupils act out scenarios of choosing a leaderAct out roles and scenariosDemonstrate understanding through role-playing
Step 5: Note Taking5 minExpositoryGuided Note-TakingGuide pupils to copy the main points into their notebooksCopy notes into notebooksReinforce learning through note-taking
Step 6: Evaluation3 minInteractiveQuestion and AnswerAsk questions to evaluate pupils’ understandingAnswer questionsAssess comprehension of the topic
Step 7: Conclusion2 minSummaryRecap Key PointsSummarize the main points of the lessonListen to the summaryConsolidate learning

Classroom Note

Disadvantages of Choosing a Leader

It is important to have a leader, but sometimes choosing a leader can lead to problems. Some disadvantages of choosing a leader are:

  1. If a leader is chosen without careful thought, they might not be able to lead well.
  2. Choosing a leader can sometimes cause disagreements and conflicts among people.
  3. Sometimes, leaders are chosen based on favoritism rather than ability, which can be unfair.
  4. A chosen leader might misuse their power for personal gain instead of serving the people.
  5. Relying too much on one leader can make people less independent and less willing to make their own decisions.

Lesson Evaluation

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. List three disadvantages of choosing a leader.
  2. Explain why it is important to choose leaders wisely.
  3. Describe a situation where choosing a leader might cause conflict.
  4. Role-play a scenario where a leader misuses their power.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:

Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils’ comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: May 24, 2024