• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Security Education
  • Topic: Causes Of Criminal Behaviors
  • Content: Causes Of Criminal Behaviors

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

  • Cognitive Domain: List two causes of criminal behaviors.
  • Affective Domain: Express the importance of positive social activities.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate awareness of personal responsibility in preventing criminal behaviors.
  • Social Domain: Discuss the impact of criminal behaviors on the community.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Images depicting positive and negative social activities
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the causes of criminal behaviors is crucial for fostering a secure and responsible community. It promotes awareness and encourages positive social activities.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of community living and social interactions.


Content Development: Causes Of Criminal Behaviors

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and discuss the importance of understanding criminal behaviors.Respond to questions and express thoughts on the topic.Understand the relevance of the lesson.
Causes of Criminal Behaviors 10 minsBrainstormingGroup ActivityGuide students to list two causes of criminal behaviors through brainstorming.Discuss and list causes in groups.Identify causes of criminal behaviors.
Positive Social Activities 5 minsDiscussionVisual AidShow images depicting positive social activities and discuss their importance.Observe images and participate in the discussion.Understand the significance of positive social activities.
Personal Responsibility 5 minsRole PlayDemonstrationDemonstrate a role play emphasizing personal responsibility in preventing criminal behaviors.Participate in the role play, demonstrating awareness.Recognize the role of personal responsibility in preventing criminal behaviors.
Impact on the Community 5 minsGroup DiscussionGroup ActivityFacilitate a discussion on how criminal behaviors impact the community.Discuss the impact in groups.Understand the consequences of criminal behaviors on the community.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Note-TakingProvide a summary of key points for students to note.Take notes on important information.Summarize the main points of the lesson.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerQuizAsk questions related to the causes of criminal behaviors and their impact.Answer questions individually.Assess comprehension of the topic and objectives.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReflectionSummarize the lesson and encourage reflection on personal responsibility.Share reflections on personal responsibility.Reinforce the importance of personal responsibility.

Classroom Note:

Causes of Criminal Behaviors

  • Lack of proper guidance.
  • Influence of negative peer pressure.
  • Remember, positive social activities contribute to a safer and happier community.


  1. Name two causes of criminal behaviors.
  2. How can positive social activities contribute to a secure community?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: January 15, 2024