Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Rights and duties to the nation


Subject: Civic Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Rights and duties to the nation

Subtitle: The rights and duties of a person

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

  1. State the duties of a person to his/her nation
  2. Mention human rights in Nigeria

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: Picture chart

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.


Definition of Rights

Rights are fundamental rules that governor the life of an individual. Rights naturally free to all human beings regardless of whether male or female, nationality or language.�

Rights of citizens in Nigeria

  1. Right to life
  2. Right to freedom of speech
  3. Right to fair and public trail.
  4. The right to vote and be voted for.
  5. Right to freedom of worship.
  6. Right to education.
  7. Right to a private life.
  8. Right to freedom of movement.

Duty is defined as the responsibility of person to others and the nation he or she lives in.

Duties of a person to the nation

  1. Support and defend the constitutions.
  2. Participate in democracy process.
  3. Participate in community services.
  4. Respect and obey federal and local laws.
  5. Respect the right and beliefs of others.

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. Mentions five right of citizens
  2. Mention two duties of a person to his or her nation.

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


  1. Mention three duties of a person to the nation.
  2. What are duties?
  3. State three rights of citizens in Nigeria.
  4. Define right

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