• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 7
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Topic: How To Respect National Symbols
  • Content: Demonstrating respect For our national Symbols

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Define and list two ways to demonstrate respect for national symbols.
  • Affective Domain: Recognize the importance of respecting national symbols.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Practice proper behavior when national symbols are present.
  • Social Domain: Engage in group discussions about the significance of respecting national symbols.

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 of national symbols
  • Chart paper and markers
  • National flags
  • Pictorial charts illustrating respectful behavior

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding how to respect national symbols is crucial for instilling a sense of patriotism and citizenship among young learners.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of what national symbols are.


Content Development: How To Respect National Symbols

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerInitiate a discussion on what national symbols are and why they are important.Participate in the discussion and share their thoughts.Understand the importance of national symbols.
Importance 5 minsExplanationStorytellingShare a short story or example emphasizing the significance of respecting national symbols.Listen attentively and discuss the importance of respecting symbols.Recognize the importance of respecting national symbols.
Definition 5 minsLectureQuestion and AnswerDefine the term “national symbols” and discuss examples.Answer questions related to the definition of national symbols.Understand and define the term “national symbols.”
Ways to Demonstrate Respect 5 minsGroup ActivityBrainstormingDivide students into groups and ask them to list two ways to demonstrate respect for national symbols.Discuss and come up with two ways to demonstrate respect.List ways to demonstrate respect for national symbols.
Group Discussion 5 minsGroup DiscussionSharing IdeasFacilitate a group discussion on the ways to demonstrate respect.Engage in group discussions and share ideas.Learn different ways to demonstrate respect for national symbols.
Practice 5 minsRole-playingDemonstrationEngage in a role-play scenario where students demonstrate respectful behavior during a national event.Act out respectful behavior during the role-play.Practice demonstrating respect for national symbols.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Note TakingSummarize key points and ask students to take notes.Take notes on important information.Summarize and remember key points.
Evaluation 2 minsQuestion and AnswerAssessmentAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Answer questions individually.Assess understanding of respecting national symbols.
Conclusion 3 minsRecapDiscussionSummarize the lesson and discuss the importance of applying respectful behavior.Share thoughts on the lesson and its importance.Understand the significance of respectful behavior.

Classroom Note:

How To Respect The National Symbols

  1. Stand and pay attention during the national anthem.
  2. Handle national flags with care and never let them touch the ground.
  3. Avoid mutilating and defacing the currency.
  4. Do not abuse or misuse national symbols.
  5. Speak positively about national symbols.
  6. Obey the law to respect the constitution.


  1. Why is it important to respect national symbols?
  2. List two ways to demonstrate respect for national symbols.

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: May 13, 2024