The Roles of Family Members  .

Subject :

Social Studies

Topic :

The Roles of Family Members

Class :

Primary 1 / Basic 1


Term :

1st Term

Week :

Week 5

Reference Materials :  .

Online materials


Lagos state scheme of work

Other relevant resources

Instructional Materials :..

  • Pictures
  • Charts
  • Wall posters
  • Role playing by pupils



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of types of family



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

  • Mention roles of daddy in a family
  • Explain roles of mummy in the family
  • Say what the kids are expected to do in the family



Content :

• Provision of food, shelter and money for the family
• Making important decisions.

. Payment of school fees



• Preparing food and keeping the house in order
• Nurturing and raising the children, teaching the children morals and values

It is important to note that the above roles and any other traditional roles assigned to either parent could be performed by any of the parents. Indeed, both parents are to compliment each other in the performance of all these functions.


• Obeying their parents
• Assisting in performing household chores, particularly in the kitchen, garden, laundry, washing the car etc
• Living up to family expectations
• Getting good grades in school



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 :


Assessment and Evaluation:

  1. Identify the members of the family

  2. Mention the role of the members of the family.

  3. Mention 5 roles of the family members.

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 qualities of a good family



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