Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

National consciousness

WEEK1& 2

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 3rd Term

Topic: National Consciousness

Subtopic:�� National identity

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

  1. Define national identity
  2. List some of the elements national identity

Resources & materials: Scheme of work.

9 years curriculum

Pupils textbook

Online resources




National symbols

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


Me�ning of n�tion�l identity

National identity is a person's identity or sense of belonging to one state or to one nation.[1][2] It is the sense of "a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, and language."[3] National identity may refer to the subjective feeling one shares with a group of people about a nation, regardless of one's legal citizenship status.[

N�tion�l identity c�n be referred to �s the symbols, �ctions �ndbeh�viour, beliefs, l�ngu�ges �nd feelings th�t m�ke people fromone country different from people from other countries. It �lsome�ns �ccepting �nd belonging to � country by t�king p�rt in its �ctivities, �nd obeying the rules �nd regul�tions of th�t country.


The n�tion�l fl�g

Elements of n�tion�l identity

There �re cert�in things th�t m�ke it possible for people to identifythemselves �s members of one country or �nother. These include the following:

  1. N�tion�l �nthem: This is � song which h�s � speci�l import�ncefor � country. It tells the w�y the people feel �bout their country.
  2. Citizenship of � n�tion: The citizens feel speci�l �bout their n�tion. They enjoy cert�in rights �nd �re expected to do cert�in things for their country.
  3. P�yment of t�xes �nd dues. The people p�y t�xes which �re used to develop their country.
  4. Working to m�ke the society better: �ll true citizens of � country strive tow�rds m�king their country better.
  5. Showing respect for n�tion�l symbols: People who identify with their country show respect for the n�tion�l symbols of their country. For ex�mple, in Nigeri�, m�ny offices �nd org�nis�tions fly the n�tion�l fl�g �lw�ys. Some h�ve the co�t of �rms, the pictures of the president, �nd the st�te governor. We st�nd at �ttention when we s�y the n�tion�l pledge �nd when we sing the n�tion�l �nthem.


The Teacher revises the previous week lesson.

The Teacher introduces the new topic.

The Teacher explains the note in details.

The Teacher gives room for pupils to ask questions.

The Teacher evaluates the pupils.


  1. Define national identify
  2. List some of the elements national identify� � � � � � � � � � � � ��


Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding.


Define national identify

List 5 elements of national identify

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