Term: 1st Term

Week: 5

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Curriculum Theme: Civic Education 

Subject: National Value Education 

Topic: Why We Study Civic Education 

Specific Objectives:

  • At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to state 2 reasons why we study civic education in our community.

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures depicting civic activities
  • Flashcards with key terms
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Storybook on civic education

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge: Students are familiar with the concept of school subjects and learning.

Rationale: This lesson aims to introduce primary 2 pupils to the concept of civic education and why it is important in our community. Understanding the reasons for studying civic education helps pupils become responsible and informed citizens.

Content Development: Why We Study Civic Education

Content (Steps)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1 5 minDiscussion– Greet pupils and introduce the topic.
– Ask pupils if they know what civic education is.
– Explain that today’s lesson is about why we study civic education.
– State the specific objectives of the lesson.
– Greet back.
– Share what they know about civic education if any.
– Listen attentively.
Step 210 minStorytelling– Use a storybook to narrate a simple story about a responsible citizen in a community.
– Discuss the character’s actions that demonstrate civic responsibility.
– Ask pupils what they learned from the story.
– Listen to the story.
– Participate in the discussion.
– Share their insights.
Step 310 minBrainstorming– Write “Why Study Civic Education?” on the board.
– Ask pupils to suggest reasons why they think civic education is important in our community.
– Write their responses on the board.
– Offer their ideas.
– Watch as the teacher records their responses.
Step 45 minGroup Activity– Divide pupils into small groups.
– Provide pictures depicting civic activities (e.g., voting, cleaning the environment).
– Ask each group to select a picture and discuss why it represents civic responsibility.
– Have each group share their findings with the class.
– Work in groups.
– Select a picture and discuss.
– Present their findings to the class.
Step 55 minRecap & Summary– Summarize the key points from the group discussions.
– Emphasize that civic education helps us become responsible and informed citizens.
– Reiterate the specific objectives of the lesson.
– Listen to the summary.
– Understand the importance of civic education.
Step 65 minQuestion & Answer– Ask pupils to mention one thing they learned about civic education today.
– Call on random pupils to respond.
– Provide positive feedback.
– Respond to the teacher’s question.
– Listen to peers’ responses.
Step 75 minDictation– Write a summary sentence on the board: “We study civic education to become responsible citizens.”
– Ask pupils to copy it into their notebooks neatly.
– Copy the sentence into their notebooks.


Why we study civic education: 

We study civic education for various reasons;

1. Community awareness

2. To know our roles and responsibilities in the community 

3. Basic social values

4. Respect for others

5. Basic language and communication skills

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Why do we study civic education in our community?
  2. Share one thing you learned about civic education in today’s lesson.

Teaching Aids:

  • Storybook on civic education
  • Pictures depicting civic activities
  • Flashcards with key terms
  • Chart paper and markers

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 and curriculum or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: September 1, 2023