Subject: Civic Education
Class: primary 4
Term: 1st Term
Topic: Community leadership
Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson pupils should be able to:
Instructional material/Reference material: Textbook, Charts and pictures
Building Background /connection to prior knowledge: Pupils are familiar with the topic
Every home, school or society has a person who controls and directs the affairs of the people. In our classroom, there is a class captain or class monitor who ensures that there is peace. The person who directs and controls others is therefore a leader.
In our local communities, where the customs and traditions of the people form the basic way of life, there is also somebody who is in charge of the affairs of the people based on the customs and tradition. The person is the head and therefore, the leader.
Traditional leadership therefore means leadership based on the customs and traditions of the people. When a person controls a group of people according to the tradition and customs, such a person is called the traditional leader or ruler.
Examples of traditional leaders in our society are the Emir of Ka no, Oba of
Lagos, Alaafin of Oyo, Obi of Onitsha, and Olu of Ikeja.
Duties of traditional rulers
Traditional rulers perform the following duties:
A traditional leader holding a meeting with his people
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