• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 1
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Topic: The Community
  • Content: Meaning Of Community

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

  1. Explain what community means.

Reference Materials:

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

Instructional Materials:

  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Pictures of different communities
  • Drawing materials

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the concept of community is vital for pupils to appreciate their social surroundings and develop a sense of belonging.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils should have a basic understanding of their immediate environment.


Content Development: Meaning Of Community

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the topic Introduce the topic. Ask pupils what they think “community” means.Respond to questions and share their thoughts.
Explanation 10 minsDiscussionDefine “community” and provide examples. Discuss the importance of belonging to a community.Listen and ask questions. Discuss examples.
Group Activity 10 minsGroup WorkDivide pupils into groups. Have each group discuss and draw their community.Discuss and draw their community.
Presentation 5 minsPresentationGroups present their drawings. Discuss common elements in communities.Present their drawings and discuss.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing the meaning of community.Copy the notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the meaning of community.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 2 minsRecap and SummarySummarize the lesson. Emphasize the importance of communities in our lives.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

What is a community?

A community is a group of people who live together in the same area. It’s like a big family made up of neighbors and friends who share the same place, work together, and help each other. Examples of communities include neighborhoods, villages, or towns where people come together to support and care for one another.


  1. What is a community?
  2. Can you give an example of a community?
  3. Why is it important to belong to a community?

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: November 28, 2023