Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Curriculum Theme: Social Studies 

Subject: National Value Education 

Topic: Scope Of Social Studies 

Content: Meaning of scope of social studies

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

  1. Define Social Studies.
  2. List 3 aspects of Social Studies.

Instructional Materials:

  • Chalkboard and chalk
  • Whiteboard markers and whiteboard
  • Pictures depicting community, family, and school
  • Flashcards with keywords
  • Storybook
  • Handout with definitions and key points

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils have a basic understanding of their surroundings, including family, community, and school.

This lesson introduces pupils to the concept of Social Studies and its significance in solving human problems. It lays the foundation for understanding the different aspects of their environment.


Content Development: Meaning of Social Studies and Scope of Social Studies: To Solve Man’s Problems

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction (5 mins)5 minsDiscussion– Greet the pupils and get their attention.– Respond to the greetings.
– Ask if they know what subjects they learn in school.– Raise hands to answer the question.
– Explain that Social Studies is one of the subjects.– Listen attentively.
Content 1: Definition of Social Studies10 minsExplanation– Present a picture of children in a community.– Observe the picture.
– Discuss the picture, asking where the children are.– Respond with “community.”
– Define Social Studies: learning about our environment.– Repeat after the teacher.
– Use flashcards with keywords (family, community, school).– Identify the keywords.
– Explain that Social Studies helps us understand our environment and how to solve problems.– Listen and try to understand.
Content 2: Scope of Social Studies15 minsStorytelling– Read a story about a girl helping her grandmother.– Listen to the story.
– Discuss how the story shows family and community.– Participate in the discussion.
– Explain that Social Studies includes:– Listen and take note of the scopes.
1. Family
2. Community
3. School
Evaluation (5 mins)5 minsQuestion and Answer– Ask pupils to list the scopes of Social Studies.– Raise hands to answer.
– Call on a few pupils to share their answers.– Share their answers.
Note Copying (5 mins)5 minsDictation– Provide handout with definitions and key points.– Copy the definitions and key points into their notebook.

Note for Pupils:

Meaning and Scope of Social Studies:
Social Studies is the study of Man and his environment. It helps us understand our family, community, culture and school and to help man identify and solve problems in his environment. These are the different aspects of Social Studies.

Social Studies covers subjects like Civic Education, History, and Geography, which help us understand our society and the world around us.


  1. What is Social Studies?
  2. List three aspects of Social Studies.

Teaching Aids:

  • Pictures depicting family, community, and school
  • Flashcards with keywords
  • Storybook
  • Handout with definitions and key points

NOTE TO TEACHERS: Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson plan to fit your needs.


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Last Update: August 29, 2023