Christian Religious Knowledge
VALUE OF HARD WORK
Basic 6 / Primary Six
Previous lesson :
The pupils have previous knowledge of Decision Making
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- explain what it means to be hard working
- mention steps that must be taken if someone wants to be very hardworking
- say the merits of hard work
- explain Dignity of labour and its advantages
Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
- The Holy Bible
- My Book Of Bible Stories
Teaching Methods :
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
Reference Materials :
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
Memory verse: II Thessalonians 3: 10
Bible references: II Thessalonians 3: 6 – 15.
PAUL’S LETTER TO THE THESSALONIANS
Paul, urged the Thessalonians to work hard in the letter to the Christians in Thessalonica because there were some of them who were very lazy and not willing to work. Paul used his own case as an example. He warned them not to be lazy, but to work in quietness and eat their own bread. He added that if anyone would not take this advice, they should not have anything to do with such a person. He that does not work should not eat .
Despite the fact that Paul was known as a preacher. He did other jobs like tent making.
Advantages of hard work
- It makes us to live a very successful lives
- It makes the society to be a better place when everybody becomes very hard working .
- It brings progress in the society .
- It reduces crime rate
- Hard work makes us to overcome boredom
You must work hard to be a winner in whatever you are doing at home or at school. You must learn to use your hand and mind.
1 Paul urged the Thessalonians to work hard. God wants us to work hard.
2 Paul urged us not to be lazy and idle. God wants us not to be busybodies.
3 God loves those who are hardworking. They may be manual or mental workers. God wants us to love all those that are doing legal, honest work.
Dignity Of Labour.
Dignity of Labour simply means that everybody that is involved in any legal business or job must be respected and treated well . We must no be ashamed of telling people the type of job that we do in as much we are not involved in illegal business . We must do our job very well efficiently . If you are a teacher , teach very well, if you are a preacher , preach very well , if you are a painter , paint very well .
All jobs and vocations are very important and no occupation is considered superior and none of the jobs should be discriminated on any basis. Regardless of whether one’s occupation involves physical work or mental stamina , it is held that all jobs deserve respect.
Prayers: O lord, help us to be hard working, in Jesus name. Amen.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
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.
1 Explain the value of hard work.
2 Why did Paul write to the Thessalonians about hard work?
3 Mention two advantages of hard work.
4 Mention two types of work.
Choose the correct answers to the following:
5 Paul wrote this letter to ______________
A Titus. B Timothy. C the Thessalonians. D the Galatians.
6 Paul gave the example of how to be ____________
A proud. B lazy. C hardworking. D quarrelsome.
7 Paul urges us to shun or avoid
A work. B laziness. C menial work. D hard work.
8 Mental work is done chiefly by __________
A fitness and care. B the mind or the brain. C the brain and power. D the mind and power.
9 Manual work is done chiefly by using the
A mind. B legs. C hands. D brain.
10 Paul said that anyone who would not work, let him not
A fight. B drink. C run. D eat.
Prepare for the next lesson by reading about
Ordered Relationship in the Family, Church and Society
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