Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

Jss3 First Term Social Studies Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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Jss3 First Term Social Studies Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

Week 1: Introduction to Social Studies

Lesson Note:


Overview of Social Studies as a subject.

Importance of Social Studies in daily life.

Definition and scope of Social Studies.



Group discussion on the relevance of Social Studies.

Individual reflections on personal experiences related to Social Studies concepts.

Week 2: Geography and the Environment

Lesson Note:


Introduction to Geography in Social Studies.

Understanding the environment and its components.

Importance of environmental conservation.



Field trip to observe and document local geographical features.

Group project on environmental issues and solutions.

Week 3: History and Culture

Lesson Note:


Exploring the significance of history and culture.

Studying historical events and their impact on society.

Appreciating cultural diversity.



Class presentation on a significant historical event.

Cultural exchange day where students share aspects of their culture.

Week 4: Government and Citizenship

Lesson Note:


Understanding the concept of government.

Rights and responsibilities of citizens.

Introduction to the political system.



Mock election within the class.

Debate on the role of citizens in nation-building.

Week 5: Economics and Resources

Lesson Note:


Basics of economics in Social Studies.

Types of resources (natural and human resources).

Importance of resource management.



Role-playing activity on resource allocation.

Group discussion on economic challenges in the local community.

Week 6: Social Issues

Lesson Note:


Identifying and analyzing social issues.

Discussing solutions to social problems.

Developing empathy towards societal challenges.



Case study analysis of a relevant social issue.

Group project on community service initiatives.

Week 7: Global Interactions

Lesson Note:


Studying global connections and interdependence.

Exploring international cooperation and organizations.

Understanding the impact of globalization.



Model United Nations simulation.

Research project on a global issue affecting various countries.

Week 8: Revision and Assessment

Lesson Note:


Review of key concepts learned in the term.

Practice exercises and discussions.

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