• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 6
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Topic: Respect For Other Symbols
  • Content: Other Symbols That Should Be Respected

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

  • Cognitive domain: Identify and explain two other symbols that should be respected.
  • Affective domain: Recognize the importance of respecting symbols in society.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate respect for symbols through appropriate behavior.
  • Social domain: Engage in discussions about the significance of respecting 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:

  • Pictures of symbols
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Relevant textbooks

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the importance of respecting symbols fosters a sense of civic responsibility and national pride, contributing to the development of responsible citizens.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge: Students should have basic knowledge of national symbols.


Content Development: Respect For Other Symbols

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerInitiate a discussion on symbols. Guide pupils to mention two symbols that should be respected.Participate in the discussion.Identify symbols that should be respected.
Recognizing Symbols 10 minsExplanationStorytellingShare a story highlighting the importance of respecting symbols in society.Listen to the story attentively.Understand the significance of symbol respect.
Discussing Importance 5 minsGroup DiscussionGroup SharingDivide pupils into groups. Discuss the importance of respecting symbols.Participate in group discussions.Recognize the importance of symbol respect.
Identifying Symbols 10 minsVisual AidsQuestion and AnswerUse pictures of symbols. Ask questions to identify and explain their significance.Identify and discuss symbols.Develop knowledge about various symbols.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Note WritingSummarize key points about respecting symbols. Guide pupils to take notes.Take notes on respecting symbols.Create a reference for understanding symbol respect.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerQuizConduct a quiz on the lesson content, including the importance of symbol respect.Answer quiz questions.Assess understanding of the lesson.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReflectionSummarize the lesson and encourage pupils to reflect on the importance of respecting symbols.Share reflections in the class.Reinforce the significance of symbol respect.

Classroom Note:

Other Symbols That Should Be Respected:

  1. Safety/Security Signs
  2. School Emblem
  3. Religious Symbols
  4. Traffic Signs
  5. Cultural Symbols

Importance of respecting symbols in the society

Respecting symbols in society is crucial for fostering understanding, unity, safety and maintaining social harmony. Here are five important reasons:

  1. Understanding Different Cultures: Symbols are like special signs that teach us about different cultures. Respecting these symbols means being kind and curious about others.
  2. Getting Along Well: Symbols can show us groups or clubs people belong to. Respecting these symbols helps everyone get along and be friends, even if we’re different.
  3. Neighborhood Pride: Sometimes symbols show that we belong to a special neighborhood. Respecting these symbols makes our neighborhood strong and friendly.
  4. Finding Our Way and Navigation: Some symbols, like signs on the road, help us go the right way. Respecting these symbols keeps us safe, obey road traffic rules and helps us find our way.
  5. Staying Safe: We see symbols that tell us how to be safe, like wearing helmets, no smoking, beware of dogs signs, etc. Respecting safety symbols keeps us protected and safe.


  1. Name two symbols that should be respected.
  2. Why is it important to respect symbols in society?

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