• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 5
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Security Education
  • Topic: Common Criminal Behaviors
  • Content: Common Criminal Behaviors

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

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Define and identify two common criminal behaviors.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Express understanding of the consequences of engaging in criminal behaviors.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviors to avoid engaging in criminal activities.
  • Social Domain:
  • Participate in a class discussion on the importance of promoting a safe and secure environment.

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 and markers
  • Pictures illustrating criminal behaviors
  • Flashcards with definitions
  • Examples of positive behaviors

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding common criminal behaviors is crucial for developing a sense of security and contributing to a safe and harmonious community.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of acceptable social behaviors.


Content Development: Common Criminal Behaviors

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerAsk students if they know what criminal behaviors are. Discuss briefly.Respond to questions and share thoughts.Understand the concept of criminal behaviors.
Identifying Criminal Behaviors 10 minsGroup ActivityGroup DiscussionGuide students to list two common criminal behaviors in groups.Discuss and list common criminal behaviors.Identify and define common criminal behaviors.
Consequences Discussion 5 minsDiscussionStorytellingShare a short story or scenario illustrating the consequences of criminal behaviors.Listen and discuss possible consequences.Understand the negative outcomes of criminal behaviors.
Positive Behaviors5 minsDemonstrationRole PlayDemonstrate positive behaviors and discuss how they contribute to a safe environment.Observe and participate in role-playing.Learn positive behaviors to avoid criminal activities.
Class Discussion5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerLead a class discussion on the importance of promoting a safe and secure environment.Participate in the discussion.Understand the significance of a secure and safe community.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Note-takingProvide a summary of key points on criminal behaviors and their consequences.Take notes on important information.Capture essential information about criminal behaviors.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerQuizAsk questions related to the lesson content and objectives.Answer quiz questions individually.Assess comprehension of criminal behaviors and consequences.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReflectionSummarize the lesson and ask students to reflect on what they’ve learned.Share reflections on the lesson.Recap key points and personal reflections on the lesson.

Classroom Note:

Common Criminal Behaviors:

  1. Theft
  2. Vandalism
  3. Assault
  4. Fraud
  5. Trespassing

Consequences In Engaging In Criminal Behaviors

  1. Legal Consequences:
    • Individuals who engage in criminal behaviors may face legal consequences, including arrest, prosecution, and potential imprisonment.
  2. Social Rejection:
    • Engaging in criminal activities often results in social stigma and rejection. Communities may distance themselves from those involved in criminal behaviors.
  3. Educational Impacts:
    • Criminal behaviors can disrupt education by leading to school suspensions or expulsions.
  4. Psychological Consequences:
    • Engaging in criminal activities can have profound psychological effects, including guilt, shame, anxiety, and stress.
  5. Financial Consequences:
    • Committing crimes can result in financial penalties, such as fines or restitution to victims.


  1. What are two common criminal behaviors discussed in class?
  2. Why is it important to promote positive behaviors for a safe 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