• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 1
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: National Value Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Previous Lesson: Respect For Government Property
  • Topic: National Identity
  • Content: Meaning Of National Identity

Reference Materials:

The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Flashcards with national symbols
  • Images and posters showing different aspects of Nigeria’s national identity
  • Videos depicting various national cultural festivals

Performance Objectives:

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

  • Cognitive domain: State the meaning of national identity.
  • Affective domain: List the elements of national identity that identifies them as Nigerians.
  • Psychomotor domain: Create a simple drawing that represents an aspect of Nigerian national identity.
  • Social Domain: Discuss how national identity helps unite people from different backgrounds.

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding meaning of national identity is crucial for fostering a sense of belonging and unity among citizens. It helps pupils appreciate their country’s unique characteristics and values, promoting a cohesive society.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to be familiar with basic national symbols like the flag and the national anthem from previous lessons.


Learning Area: Meaning of National Identity

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5minDirect InstructionSet InductionTeacher explains the concept of national identity using flashcards.Pupils listen and respond to questions.Introduction to national identity.
Step 2: Discuss Elements10minDiscussionQuestioningTeacher lists and explains elements that form national identity.Pupils contribute by mentioning symbols they know.Understanding components of national identity.
Step 3: Show and Tell10minDemonstrationVisual AidsTeacher shows videos and posters; discusses cultural diversity.Pupils observe and describe what they see.Appreciating cultural diversity in Nigeria.
Step 4: Group Activity10minCooperative LearningGroup WorkPupils are grouped to create drawings of national symbols.Pupils collaborate to create drawings.Engaging creatively with national symbols.
Step 5: Note Taking2minWritingGuided DiscoveryTeacher summarizes the key points of the lesson.Pupils write down the summary in their notebooks.Reinforcing the lesson’s content.
Step 6: Evaluation2minQuestion and AnswerAssessmentTeacher poses questions based on the lesson objectives.Pupils answer questions to demonstrate understanding.Assessing pupils’ grasp of national identity.
Step 7: Conclusion1minSummaryReviewTeacher wraps up the lesson, highlighting the importance of national identity.Pupils reflect on what they have learned.Summarizing the lesson’s key points.

Classroom Note:

Meaning of National Identity

National Identity means accepting and belonging to a nation by identifying with its goals and aspirations and working as individuals or as a group to achieve the goals.

It shows the world who we are and brings us together as one. By appreciating and understanding our national identity, we can all feel proud to be part of our nation

Elements of National Identity

The elements of national identity are things or features that define a nation and create a sense of belonging among its citizens. These include;

  1. Language
  2. Culture
  3. Traditions
  4. History
  5. National Symbols (like a flag or national anthem)
  6. Shared values
  7. Common beliefs
  8. National holidays
  9. Geography
  10. Ethnic heritage

Together, they shape how individuals identify with their nation and differentiate it from others.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. What is national identity?
  2. Name three elements that are part of our national identity.
  3. Why is it important to understand and respect our national identity?

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:
Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: May 24, 2024