Civic education as a subject deals with the study of the theoretical, political and practical aspects of citizenship by way of building citizens towards awareness of their constitutional rights, responsibilities and duties to enable them recognize governance and political fields and to contribute towards progress and development of the nation. The scheme of work below is to guide learners at the junior secondary one level to achieve the aims and objectives of this subject at this level of learning.

CIVIC EDUCATION SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS 1 FIRST TERM

1. NATIONAL VALUES
a. Meaning of Civic Education
b. Importance/Functions of Civic Education to the Nigerian youth.
Teacher: Lead the students to find out
the meaning of civic education and state their importance to them
Student: Participate in class discussion
Teaching aids: moral instruction books

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2. NATIONAL VALUES
Meaning of values
i. Negative values
ii. Positive values
Teacher: Lead the students to find out the meaning of values
Students: find out the meaning of values
Teaching aids: Introductory textbooks on value
3. NATIONAL VALUES
Levels of manifestations of values
i. In individual
ii. In the society
Teacher: Use case studies and contrive situations to guide students to analyze the manifestations of values in the individual and the society.
Teaching aids: Posters and cartoons
4. NATIONAL VALUES
Importance of values in the society e.g. unity, cooperation, harmony etc.
Teacher: Use case studies t guide the students to analyze the importance of values in the society
Teaching aids: books on African proverbs and folk tales.
5. NATIONAL VALUES
Factors that promote value system e.g. consistency, trust, tolerance, fairness, integrity, commitment
Teacher: Guide students t identify
factors that promote good value system.
Students: Compile a list of wise sayings in the community that teach values.
6. NATIONAL VALUES – HONESTY
Meaning of Honesty
Teacher: Guide discussion on the meaning of honesty.
Students: Contribute to class discussion

Instructional materials: Books on moral instructional
7. NATIONAL VALUES – HONESTY
Attributes of Honesty
Teacher: Guide discussion on the attributes of honesty.
Students: Involve in role play to demonstrate honesty.
Teaching aids: newspaper stories.
8. NATIONAL VALUES – HONESTY
The Benefits of Honesty
Teacher: Guide discussion on the benefits of honesty.
Students: Recount instances that honesty paid off
Teaching aids: Documentary.
9. NATIONAL VALUES HONESTY
Consequences of Dishonesty e.g. in examination.
– Malpractice, cheating, fraudulent practices etc.
Teacher: Guide students role play to demonstrate honest behaviour. The teacher arranges for a quest to talk to the students about honesty.
Students: Write short story on the value of honesty and also listen to quest talks.
Teaching aids: poster and cartoons.
10. NATIONAL VALUES: COOPERATION
The meaning of cooperation e.g. work together to achieve a goal.
Teacher: Lead discussion on the meaning of cooperation.
Students: Contribute to class discussion and give examples.
Teaching aids: films
11. NATIONAL VALUES: COOPERATION
Attributes of cooperation e.g. sharing, caring, supporting etc.
Teacher: Lead discussion on the attributes of cooperation.
Students: Write essays on cooperation
Teaching aids: radio and TV programme
12. NATIONAL VALUES: COOPERATION
Factors that promote cooperation e.g. trust, setting goals together,
patience, understanding, humility, tolerance, open-mindedness etc.
Teacher: Guide the students’ team activities.
Students: relate their experiences in team activities.
13. REVISION
14. EXAMINATION

CIVIC EDUCATION SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS 1 SECOND TERM

1. NATIONAL VALUES –COOPERATION
Benefits of Cooperation
– Harmony
– Progress
– Good Achievement
Teacher: Lead discussion on the benefits of cooperation.
Students: contribute to the discussion and give examples.
Teaching aids: Documentary of ECOWAS.
2. SELF RELIANCE
Meaning of self reliance and examples of self reliance
Teacher: Lead class discussion on meaning of self reliance.
Students: Contribute to the discussion of what they think their talents are.
Teaching aids: introductory textbook on self reliance
3. SELF RELIANCE
Attributes of Self Reliance
Teacher: Lead class discussion on attributes of self reliance
Students: Participate in the discussion of
Teaching aids: Visit to hair dressing saloon, barbing shop, mechanic workshop, fashion designer shop.
4. SELF RELIANCE
Meaning of talents and skills
Teacher: Give a practical example of what people can do.
Students: Discuss possible areas of specialization
Teaching aids: Visit to skill acquisition centre
5. SELF RELIANCE
Processes of identifying, nurturing and perfecting talents and skills
Teacher: Create activities to help identify students’ skills and talents.
Students: identify their skills and talents
Teaching aids: Visit to skill acquisition centre
6. SELF RELIANCE
Benefits of self reliance to:
– Oneself
– Family
– society
Teacher: Lead class discussion on benefits of self reliance to oneself,family and society.
Students: Participate in the class discussion.
Teaching aids: Visit to tailor’s workshop.
7. SELF RELIANCE
Teacher: Make students understand that the wealth of a nation is contained wealth of a nation is in its natural and human
resources.
Students: Identify the processes of identifying one’s natural talents.
Teaching aids: Practical activities..
8. SELF RELIANCE
– Consequences of undiscovered talents and undeveloped skills.
Teacher: Create activities to help identify students’ skills and talents.
Students: Mention the consequences of wasted talents and undeveloped skills.
Teaching aids: Visit to practical skill acquisition centre
9. CITIZENSHIP
– Meaning of citizen and citizenship
– Meaning of a nation based on laid down conditions.
Teacher: Guide students to explain the meaning of citizenship.
Students: Find out and report on the birth places of their parents. .
Teaching aids: Sample of National ID card, Permanent voters card.
10. CITIZENSHIP
Types of citizenship – by birth, registration and naturalization
Teacher: Guide students to explain the types of citizenship.
Students: Explain differences betweennplaces of birth and places of origin.
Teaching aids: Copy of citizenship and the Nigerian constitution.
11 REVISION
12 EXAMINATION

CIVIC EDUCATION SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS 1 THIRD TERM

1 CITIZENSHIP
– Processes of becoming a citizen of a country
Teacher: Guide students’ discussion on the process of becoming a citizen of a country.
Students: Find out and report on their places of birth.
Instructional Material: Sample of Birth Certificate
2. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF CITIZENS
The meaning of rights and duties
Teacher: Prepares flash cards
Students: read about citizens right and duties with examples e.g.
– Right to education
– Right to life
– Right to freedom of worship etc.
Teaching aids: School rules and regulation
3. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF CITIZENS
– Differences between rights e.g. voting rights and duties e.g. payment of taxes, obedience to the laws) of citizens.
Teacher: Guide students to discuss the rules and identify their rights and duties to the school.
Students: Participate in class discussion and debate.
Teaching aids: The Nigerian constitution.
4. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF CITIZENS
Importance of citizens’ rights and duties.
– Social control
– Peace
– Due process
– Discipline
Teacher: State the importance of rights and duties
Students: sort out flash cards on rights and duties.
Teachings aids: flash cards.
5. OBJECTS OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
National Symbols and their meanings
– Coat of arms
– National flags
– National currency etc
Teacher: Bring pictures and charts to the classroom. Identify and discuss national symbols.
Teaching aids: A chart
showing all the Nigerian national symbols.
6. OBJECTS OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
– Describe the unifying measures included in the
National Anthem and pledge.
Teacher: Guide students to describe the features of National symbols and their meanings. Explain the meaning of symbols.
Instructional material: National Flag
7. OBJECTS OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
– Purposes of Establishment of National institutions like
NYSC, Unity schools, Federal Character etc.
Teacher: Discuss the national institutions that foster national unity among Nigerians.
Students: Participate in class discussions.
Teaching aids: Specimen of Nigerian currency
8. OBJECTS OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Teacher: Guide the students in identifying ways of promoting national Ways of Promoting National Unity
– Tolerance
– Hospitality
– Non-discrimination
– Inter marriages etc unity among Nigerian.
Students: Participate in class discussion
Instructional material; Nigerian constitution.

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9. OBJECTS OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Teacher: Describe the measures adopted by government to
promote national unity among Nigerians. Analyze the national anthem, pledge and identify national goals.
Students: Identify and discuss national symbols.
Teachings aids: posters and documentaries
10. OBJECTS OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
– Discuss how individuals and groups can promote national
unity
Teacher: Guide students to discuss how individuals and groups can promote national unity.
Students: Participate in class discussion.
Teaching aids: cartoons and films.
11. OBJECTS OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Discuss parts of the Nigerian consolation that seek to promote
national consciousness and national unity
Teacher: Analyze the parts of the Nigerian constitution that seek to promote consciousness and unity.
Students: Discuss parts of the Nigerian constitution that seek to
promote national unity
Teaching aids: Nigerian Constitution
12 REVISION
13 EXAMINATION

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