Respect for other people’s culture

Subject :

Civic Education

Topic :

Respect for other people’s culture

Class :

Primary 4

Term :

First Term

Week :

Week 2

Instructional Materials :

  • Textbook,
  • charts
  • pictures.
  • related video clips


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of cultural diversity



Behavioural Objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • say the difference between cultural belief and superstition
  • say how to tolerate other’s peoples culture
  • explain perseverance
  • explain how to tolerate other people’s religion
  • say the benefits of religious tolerance




Cultural beliefs are those beliefs that are rooted in our mode of dressing , religious values or greeting while superstitions are just beliefs that cannot be verified or ascertained .

How can we tolerate other people

  1. Respect other peoples opinion even though you do not support them .
  2. Learn about other peoples religions.
  3. Research and investigate other people before you start to judge them.
  4. Learn to persevere.


We must listen to other people’s views because for the following reasons:

  1. We may learn certain things from the views of other people.
  2. It will help us to avoid making wrong decisions or judgement about others.
  3. It will help us to relate with understanding with others.
  4. We need to listen to others because they are also human beings.
  5. They are citizens of our country or another country.
  6. Other people have a right to express their views, which may be different from our own.
  7. We could share ideas.
  8. We must show that we consider other people’s views important.
  9. It will make them feel accepted in our midst.


Importance And Benefits Of Religious  And Cultural Tolerance In Nigeria

The following are some of the reasons why we must respect other people’s views, beliefs and tradition:

  1. There will be peace and harmony in society because conflicts and misunderstanding will be avoided.
  2. People will feel safe and happy in society.
  3. There will be peaceful co-existence in the community.
  4. There will be cooperation and friendliness among the citizens.
  5. The government will be able to perform its duties when there is peace in society.
  6. People will be able to live without fear in any part of the country.
  7. Citizens will be free to work without fear in any part of Nigeria no matter where they come from.
  8. It gives us an opportunity to learn from one another.
  9. The basic law of our country (the Constitution) allows everybody to practise the religion of their choice. It is therefore their right to hold any religious belief.
  10. Religious crises will be avoided if we respect other people’s religious beliefs and tradition.



It is important to respect other people’s views, beliefs and traditions. Nigeria is a large country made up of many ethnic groups with different cultural backgrounds. These cultural groups have their own beliefs and traditions. We live together in the same community and work together too. At times we attend schools together in spite of our differences. We therefore need to respect other people’s beliefs and traditions if we are to live peacefully with one another. We can do this in the following ways:

  1. Tolerance: There is need to make room for our differences. It will be easy to tolerate and be friends with other people who are not like us, when we understand that we cannot all hold the same religious and traditional beliefs.
  2. Understanding: There will be peace if we show understanding. We should accept other people the way they are, instead of emphasing the differences between us.
  3. Appreciating differences: We respect other people’s views, beliefs and traditions if we appreciate the good qualities which are in these beliefs and traditions.
  4. Learning about the differences: We can show respect by deliberately showing interest in learning about the views, religious beliefs and traditions which are different from ours.


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 religion.
  2. What is culture.
  3. What is religious tolerance.
  4. Mention two benefits of religious tolerance.
  5. Mention two benefits of cultural perseverance.


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 by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.


Assignment :

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