Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 4


Week: 4th

Subject: Civic Education

Class: primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Communalism

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson pupils should be able to:

  1. a) Define communalism
  2. b) List ways by which we promote the spirit of communalism e.g. togetherness, love, co-operation, dialogue, sharing.

Instructional material/Reference material: Textbook, charts and pictures

Building Background /connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic.



Communalism is a system in which members of a community come together and do things collectively in the interest of the community. Communalism exists in our traditional societies, where assistance or help is given to individual members of the community. In a communal society, there is a high level of togetherness and unity. Harmony is a strong feature of such a community. Progress, peace and love can also be clearly seen in that type of society.

Attributes of communalism

The following are the attributes of communalism. That is, these are the things you will see in a communal society:

  1. Togetherness: This means doing things collectively as one body for the interest of all.
  2. Love: In a communal society, there is love and deep interest for one another. The people protect the interests of one another.
  1. Co-operation: People work together, helping each other, in order to achieve the goals of the community.
  2. Justice and fair play: In a communal society, the principle of justice and fair play exists. It means people are treated fairly when matters concerning them and other members of society are handled.
  3. Sharing: Members of a communal society see themselves as one, and, because of the love in the community, they share things with one another.
  4. Dialogue: Issues affecting the community are discussed before decisions are taken in the best interest of all.


  1. How can the spirit of communalism be promoted in our society?

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