• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 10
  • Age: 6 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Value Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Topic: How To Respect God And Why
  • Content: Who is God? Why must we respect Him?

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Pupils will be able to identify who God is.
  • Affective Domain: Pupils will show understanding of why it is important to respect God.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Pupils will be able to participate in activities that show respect to God, like singing praises.
  • Social Domain: Pupils will demonstrate how to respect God through interactions with peers during social activities.

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:

  • Images and illustrations depicting various ways people show respect to God
  • Audio recordings of songs of praise
  • Storybooks that convey the importance of respecting God

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding who God is and why He deserves our respect is fundamental in instilling moral and civic values in pupils. This lesson aims to nurture a sense of reverence towards God, promoting a respectful and mindful attitude in daily life.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to have a basic understanding of God, as per their familial and societal upbringing, and a sense of right and wrong.


Content Development: How To Respect God And Why

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5minDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic. Ask pupils who they think God is.Pupils share their thoughts.Understanding the concept of God.
Step 2: Who is God?5minInteractive LectureGuided DiscoveryExplain who God is using simple, relatable terms.Pupils listen and ask questions.Identifying God and His significance.
Step 3: Why We Must Respect God10minGroup DiscussionBrainstormingGuide pupils to list reasons why God should be respected.Pupils suggest reasons and discuss in groups.Understanding the importance of respect for God.
Step 4: Showing Respect10minPracticalDemonstration and PracticeDemonstrate ways to show respect to God, e.g., through songs of praise.Pupils participate in singing and suggest other ways.Learning to show respect to God.
Step 5: Note Taking5minWritingSummarizationDictate notes for pupils to write in their books.Pupils write notes in their books.Reinforcement of the lesson’s key points.
Step 6: Evaluation3minOral QuestionsRecapAsk questions related to the lesson.Pupils answer questions.Assessing understanding of the lesson.
Step 7: Conclusion2minSummaryRecapSummarize the lesson emphasizing the importance of respecting God.Pupils listen and reflect.Concluding the lesson’s main ideas.

Classroom Note:

Who is God?

God is the supreme being who created the world and everything in it. He is all-knowing, present everywhere, and all-powerful.

Reasons why we must respect God

  1. God created us and everything around us.
  2. God loves us unconditionally.
  3. Respecting God teaches us to be humble.
  4. It is a way of showing gratitude for His blessings.
  5. Respecting God helps us to respect ourselves and others.
  6. It is a commandment to respect God.
  7. Respecting God brings us closer to Him.
  8. It is through respect that we can learn to obey God’s teachings.

Questions for Evaluation:

  1. Who is God?
  2. Can you mention three reasons why we must respect God?
  3. What is one way you can show respect to God?

Note to Teachers:

Customize this lesson to align with the cultural and religious context of your pupils. Be sensitive to the diverse understandings of God that pupils may have based on their backgrounds. Ensure that the activities encourage inclusivity and respect for differing beliefs. Use the instructional materials creatively to engage pupils and reinforce the lesson objectives.

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Last Update: March 25, 2024