• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 5
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Topic: The Community
  • Content: Why Community Members Must Cooperate

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

  1. Explain the meaning of cooperation.
  2. List 3 reasons why community members should cooperate.
  3. Mention 3 things community members share in common.

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
  • Images or props representing cooperation
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pencils and notebooks

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the importance of cooperation within a community is crucial for building a harmonious and supportive environment. It fosters a sense of unity and shared responsibility.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Basic understanding of community and daily interactions with peers.


Content Development: Why Community Members Must Coorporate

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Engage pupils with questions about working together. Introduce the term “cooperation.”Answer questions and listen attentively.
Meaning of Cooperation 10 minsDiscussionExplain the meaning of cooperation using examples. Discuss its importance in a community.Participate in the discussion and ask questions.
Reasons for Cooperation 10 minsGroup ActivityDivide pupils into groups. Discuss and list reasons why community members should cooperate.Share group responses with the class.
Things in Common 5 minsInteractive DiscussionDiscuss commonalities among community members. Emphasize shared values and goals.Share their thoughts on common things in their community.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing key points of the lesson.Copy the notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 2 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson. Reinforce the importance of cooperation in the community.Share what they’ve learned and express understanding.

Note to Pupils:

Definition of Cooperation

Cooperation is when individuals work together towards a common goal or purpose, combining their efforts and skills to achieve something beneficial for everyone involved.

Reasons Why Community Members Must Cooperate:

  1. Safety: Working together ensures the safety of all community members by addressing shared concerns and implementing preventive measures.
  2. Unity: Cooperation fosters a sense of unity, creating a strong and supportive community where members help and rely on each other.
  3. Progress: Collaborative efforts lead to progress and development within the community, improving living conditions and overall well-being.
  4. Problem-solving: Cooperation enables effective problem-solving as community members can pool resources, ideas, and expertise to address challenges.
  5. Harmony: When community members cooperate, it promotes harmony and positive relationships, reducing conflicts and enhancing the overall quality of life.

Things Community Members Share in Common:

  1. Values: Members of a community often share common values, such as respect, honesty, and kindness, which contribute to a harmonious environment.
  2. Goals: Communities work towards common goals, such as improving infrastructure, education, or healthcare, to enhance the well-being of all members.
  3. Spaces: Community members typically share public spaces like parks, schools, and markets, contributing to a shared sense of ownership and responsibility.
  4. Culture: Common cultural practices, traditions, and celebrations are shared among community members, strengthening cultural bonds.
  5. Challenges: Communities face shared challenges, whether environmental, economic, or social, and working together helps address these challenges collectively.


  1. What does cooperation mean?
  2. Why should community members cooperate?
  3. Name three things that community members share in common.

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