Corruption : Meaning , Causes and How to fight Corruption .

Subject : 

Christian Religious Knowledge

Topic :

Corruption : Meaning , Causes and How to fight Corruption 

Term :

Second Term 


Week 6

Class :

Basic 6 / Primary Six  


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of Temptations



Behavioural objectives :

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

  • explain the meaning of corruption
  • mention causes of corruption
  • mention ways of fighting corruption


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards
  • The Holy Bible
  • My Book Of Bible Stories

Teaching Methods :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

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


Content :


Memory verse:  Luke 12; 15

Bible references:  Matt 4: 1 – 11, James 1: 12 – 15, Luke 12: 13 – 21

Meaning of Corruption

Corruption is the use of a position of trust for dishonest gain.

It is also the misuse of power for personal interest.

It means to adulterate, contaminate or alter normal ways of doing things for personal gains.

Causes of Corruption

  1. Extreme love for money and other material things.
  2. Lust and greed
  3. Self  – centeredness
  4. Greediness
  5. Excessive thirst for power
  6. Unemployment
  7. Power Drunk
  8. Keeping bad friends
  9. Love of money
  10. Drug abuse

Ways of Overcoming Corruption

  1. Through fasting and prayer.
  2. Through the word of God.
  3. Through Self – discipline
  4. Contentment
  5. Humility
  6. Be care with your choice of friends

Prayers: O lord, give us the grace to overcome corruption, in Jesus name. Amen.




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




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.



  • What is a goal
  • What is Corruption?
  • Mention the two  types of goals that we have
  • Write out three causes of Corruption.
  • Explain  how we can achieve our goals
  • List three ways of overcoming corruption.



Prepare for the next lesson by reading about Moderation in Christian Life