• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 8
  • Age: 6 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date: [Insert Date]
  • Subject: National Value Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Topic: Reasons For Respecting Elders
  • Content: Why we should respect elders e.g., Religious leaders, Political leaders, etc.

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Pupils should be able to list at least five religious and political leaders.
  • Affective Domain: Pupils should show understanding of the importance of respecting elders.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Pupils should be able to respectfully address elders and leaders in role-playing activities.
  • Social Domain: Pupils should be able to discuss in groups and share ideas on how to show respect to elders in their 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:

  • Pictures of known religious and political leaders
  • Role-play scripts
  • Flashcards with respectful phrases
  • Videos demonstrating respectful interactions

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding and practicing respect for elders, including religious and political leaders, is crucial for maintaining social harmony and learning the values of empathy, reverence, and community participation. This lesson aims to instill these values in pupils from a young age.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to be able to recognize basic social roles (e.g., teacher, parent) and understand simple concepts of respect and authority.


Content Development: Reasons For Respecting Elders

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5minInteractive DiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and ask pupils to name elders they know.Pupils mention elders in their lives.Recognizing elders in various capacities.
Step 2: Identifying Religious And Political Leaders10minDemonstration & RecognitionVisual AidsShow pictures of religious and political leaders.Pupils name and categorize the leaders shown.Learning about various leaders and their roles.
Step 3: Reasons for Respecting Religious And Political Leaders 10minDiscussionGroup WorkExplain why we should respect elders, focusing on their roles and contributions.Pupils discuss in groups and share reasons.Understanding the value of respect.
Step 4: Role-playing10minRole-playActive ParticipationFacilitate role-playing scenarios where pupils practice showing respect.Pupils participate in role-playing, practicing respectful addresses.Practicing respect through interaction.
Note Taking3minWritingDictationDictate notes for pupils to write in their books.Pupils write notes.Ensuring retention of key points.
Evaluation1minOral QuestionsDirect QuestioningAsk questions related to the lesson objectives.Pupils answer questions.Assessing understanding of the lesson.
Conclusion1minSummaryRecapSummarize the lesson’s key points.Pupils listen and ask final questions.Reinforcing the lesson’s learning objectives.

Classroom Note:

Identifying Religious And Political Leaders

Religious Leaders

  1. Pope Francis – The head of the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. Dalai Lama – A spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.
  3. Desmond Tutu – The Bishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa.
  4. Imam Omar Suleiman – An American Muslim scholar and civil rights activist.
  5. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks – A prominent Jewish leader and philosopher.

Political Leaders

  1. Nelson Mandela – Former President of South Africa.
  2. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – The first elected female head of state in Africa.
  3. Mahatma Gandhi – Led India to independence through non-violent protest.
  4. Jacinda Ardern – A recent Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  5. Barack Obama – The first African American President of the United States.

Reasons why we should respect religious and political leaders

  1. They guide us in making our community a better place.
  2. They have experience and wisdom to share.
  3. Respecting them is a sign of our own humility and maturity.
  4. They represent our collective interests.
  5. They help maintain peace and order in society.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Can you name three political or religious leaders you should respect?
  2. Why is it important to respect our elders, including leaders?

Note to Teachers:

Adapt the lesson content and activities to align with the cultural and religious context of your pupils. Ensure that the instructional materials are relevant and respectful of all communities represented in your classroom. Encourage open discussion and critical thinking, allowing pupils to express their thoughts and questions freely.

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Last Update: March 25, 2024