Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS3 First Term Government Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS3 First Term Government Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


SS3 First Term Government Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

Week 1: Introduction to Government

Lesson Note: Define government and its importance.

Scheme of Work: Overview of types of government (democracy, monarchy, etc.)

Activities: Group discussion on the role of government in society.

Week 2: Historical Evolution of Government

Lesson Note: Explore the historical development of government.

Scheme of Work: Study ancient civilizations and their political structures.

Activities: Research and present on a chosen civilization.

Week 3: Nigerian Pre-colonial Political Systems

Lesson Note: Examine the political systems before colonialism.

Scheme of Work: Detailed study of pre-colonial political entities.

Activities: Role-play depicting pre-colonial political structures.

Week 4: Colonialism and Impact on Governance

Lesson Note: Analyze the impact of colonial rule on governance.

Scheme of Work: Discuss the introduction of colonial structures.

Activities: Group projects on the effects of colonialism on local governance.

Week 5: Independence and Nationhood

Lesson Note: Explore the process of gaining independence.

Scheme of Work: Study the post-independence political landscape.

Activities: Class debate on the challenges faced by newly independent nations.

Week 6: Constitutional Development in Nigeria

Lesson Note: Examine the evolution of the Nigerian constitution.

Scheme of Work: Review key amendments and milestones.

Activities: Analyze a specific constitutional amendment in groups.

Week 7: Federalism and State Structures

Lesson Note: Discuss the concept of federalism in Nigeria.

Scheme of Work: Study the structure of states and their governments.

Activities: Create a diagram illustrating the Nigerian federal structure.

Week 8: Political Parties and Elections

Lesson Note: Explore the role of political parties in governance.

Scheme of Work: Study election processes and systems.

Activities: Simulate a mock election within the class.

Week 9: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

Lesson Note: Examine the principles of separation of powers.

Scheme of Work: Discuss the system of checks and balances.

Activities: Role-play scenarios illustrating checks and balances.

Week 10: Local Government Administration

Lesson Note: Study the functions and structure of local governments.

Scheme of Work: Examine the importance of grassroots governance.

Activities: Visit a local government office or invite a local official for a talk.

Week 11: Revision Week

Lesson Note: Review key concepts covered in the term.

Scheme of Work: Prepare for a comprehensive review.

Activities: Group discussions, quiz, and review sessions.

Week 12: Examination Week

Lesson Note: Conduct and review examinations.

Scheme of Work: Evaluation and grading of assessments.

Activities: Exam preparation and formal assessments.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week

Lesson Note: Wrap up the term, summarizing key takeaways.

Scheme of Work: Reflect on the term’s learnings.

Activities: End-of-term reflections, student feedback, and dismissal preparations.

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