• Class: Primary 6
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 4
  • Age: 12 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Security Education
  • Topic: Personal Security Management


  • Crime Management: How to combat the crimes in our neighbourhood.

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify and list common crimes in their neighbourhood.
  • Affective Domain: State 2 importance of combating crimes for personal and community safety.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate awareness of personal security measures.
  • Social Domain: Collaborate in discussing and proposing solutions to combat crimes.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures or diagrams illustrating crimes
  • Charts or flashcards with security measures
  • Worksheets for pupils
  • Online resources (videos, articles on crime management)

Rationale for the Lesson:
This lesson, “Crime Management,” is vital for pupils to learn practical strategies in combatting neighbourhood crimes. By empowering students with actionable measures, the lesson aims to instill a sense of responsibility and contribute to community safety.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have a basic understanding of their neighbourhood and be aware of common issues related to crime.


Content Development: Personal Security Management

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeachers ActivityPupils ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5 minsQuestion and AnswerBrainstormingAsk pupils about common crimes they know in their neighbourhood.Pupils share their ideas on common crimes.Identification of common crimes.
Common Crimes8 minsDiscussionGroup DiscussionFacilitate a group discussion on different crimes, such as burglary, banditry, and examination malpractices.Pupils discuss crimes in groups.Understanding various crimes.
Combatting Crimes10 minsExplanationCase StudyPresent case studies on effective crime management strategies.Pupils analyze case studies and propose solutions.Awareness of solutions to combat crimes.
Security Measures5 minsDemonstrationRole PlayDemonstrate personal security measures through role-play scenarios.Pupils participate in role-play activities.Demonstration of personal security measures.
Note Taking3 minsNote TakingGuided Note-TakingProvide a guided note summarizing key points on crime management and personal security.Pupils copy the notes into their notebooks.Documentation of key concepts.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and AnswerQuizAsk questions to test pupils’ understanding of crime management and security measures.Pupils respond to quiz questions.Assessment of comprehension.
Conclusion4 minsRecapReflectionSummarize the key points and encourage pupils to reflect on the importance of personal security.Pupils reflect on the lesson.Reinforcement of the lesson objectives.

Classroom Note:

Common crimes in our neighbourhood

  1. Burglary: Breaking into homes or properties.
  2. Theft: Taking someone’s property without permission.
  3. Vandalism: Damaging or destroying public or private property.
  4. Assault: Verbally or physically harming someone.
  5. Bullying: Repeated aggressive behavior to intimidate others.
  6. Fraud: Deceptive practices to gain something unlawfully.
  7. Banditry: Robbery or violent attacks by a group of armed individuals.
  8. Examination malpractices: Cheating during exams.
  9. Cyberbullying: Harassment or intimidation online.
  10. Drug abuse: Unauthorized use of drugs.
  11. Petty theft: Stealing small items.

How to combat crimes in our neighbourhood:

  1. Stay vigilant and report suspicious activities.
  2. Install security systems like cameras and alarms.
  3. Practice good communication with neighbours.
  4. Create community watch programs.
  5. Educate others about crime prevention measures.
  6. Support law enforcement agencies.

Importance of combating crimes

Here are four importance of combating crimes for personal and community safety:

  1. Protection of Lives and Property:
  • Effective crime management ensures the safety and well-being of individuals within a community.
  • Combating crimes helps prevent harm to people and damage to their property, creating a secure living environment.
  1. Preservation of Peace and Social Harmony:
  • Crime prevention contributes to maintaining peace and social harmony within a community.
  • A safe environment fosters positive interactions and relationships among community members.
  1. Enhancement of Quality of Life:
  • Residents of a crime-free community can enjoy an improved quality of life.
  • People feel more secure and are more likely to engage in social activities, leading to a healthier and happier community life.
  1. Economic Stability and Development:
  • A low crime rate attracts businesses and investments to a community.
  • Residents can focus on productive activities, leading to economic stability and overall development.

These benefits highlight the integral role that combating crimes plays in fostering personal and community safety, contributing to the well-being and prosperity of society.


  1. What are the common crimes in our neighbourhood?
  2. How can we combat crimes effectively?
  3. Why is personal security important?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Encourage active participation and critical thinking among pupils.

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Last Update: January 20, 2024