Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Civic Education


Subject: Civic Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Civic Education

Subtitle: Meaning and components of civic education

Learning Objectives: At the end of this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. State the meaning of civic education
  2. List the components civic education

State Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture, chart

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils have a background knowledge of computer from their previous class.


Meaning of Civic education

Civic education is a subject that studies our rights, duties and responsibilities as members of our community.

The following are components of civic education:

  1. Our rights: These are those things which we should enjoy as citizens of Nigeria. For example, we have the right to vote during elections and we have the right to be voted for too. Also, we have the right to freedom of movement.
  2. Our responsibilities: This refers to those things which we should do to make our country great. For example, we must pay taxes to the government.
  3. Talent and fulfillment: In civic education, we learn that we should use our talents to serve our country. For example, talented footballers are lifting up the great name of the country with their talent.
  4. Freedom of the citizen: Civic education makes us understand that we are free s Nigerians. We enjoy the freedom to do what we wish, so long as it is within the law.
  5. Open mindedness: We should accept new ideas and make progress. For example, we should look for better and easier ways of doing things so that life will be better for all Nigerians.

We can get new ideas from books, magazines, the Internet, telephones and many other avenues.

Strategies& Activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation

  1. Define civic education
  2. What is talent ?

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. Write four components of civic education
  2. Write two rights of a person.

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