Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Dimensions of civic Education


Subject: Civic Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Dimensions of civic education

Subtitle: Political and legal dimensions of civic education

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

  1. State the levels of government
  2. Explain political dimensions of civic education
  3. Explain legal dimensions of civic education

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material:

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



Political dimension

Political dimension looks at civic education from the way government functions. We can learn how our leaders rule our country and the processes through which they do their work. When we examine this aspect, we will find out that governance is not for one person or just å few people but for everybody. This will help us to learn to become good leaders when we grow up. In Nigeria government is dividing into three levels of governments

- Local levels of government

- State levels of government

- Federal levels of government


Legal dimension

Legal dimension, teaches us the laws of our country and how such laws operate. We can then start practicing the laws. Whatever we do, we will ensure that we operate within the law.


A lawyer in his wig and gown

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. How many levels of government do we have in Nigeria?
  2. Explain legal dimension
  3. Mention the three levels of government.

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


  1. Write the three levels of government

Legal dimension teaches us the ……………………..

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