Social studies is the study of man and his environment

Subject : Social studies


Topic  Meaning of social studies

Class :

Primary 1 / Basic 1

Term : 1st

Week :

Week 1

Reference Materials :  .


Instructional Materials :..

  • Naturals, Human made, Roads, People, Families



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of  the topic in their previous class



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

  • say the meaning of Social Studies
  • explain what environment means
  • give examples of man and his environment



Content :


Social studies is the study of man and his environment.

Man includes everybody that is living around us .that .

That everybody may be our parents, friends, or neighbours.

Our environments include our surrounding that we live in .

in our surroundings we may see trees, birds, water, sand,

we also have pets like dogs or cats in our environment.

Social Studies is the study of how man lives with other people in the society.

Social Studies is the study of how man provides answers to his daily needs



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :


  1. What is social studies
  2. mention two things in the environment
  3. mention two pets that live with us

Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about man and his environment



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