MEANING OF NATIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM

 

 

CLASS : Basic 5

 

Subject : Civic Education

 

Topic: MEANING OF NATIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM

 

Nationalism means the feeling of love and pride for one’s country.

 

Patriotism means loyalty to the nation.

 

VALUES OF NATIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM

 

1. Love – Love for one’s country.

 

2. Courage – Encouraging one another.

 

3.Respect – Respect for ourselves, our citizens, and our natural resources.

 

4. Caring – Care for your citizens.

 

5. Defense – Defense of country is another important aspect of patriotism.

 

6. Promoting National interest.

 

7. Placing the Nation before self.

 

8. Loyalty to the Nation

 

9. Selflessness

 

10. Tolerance

 

11. Cooperation

 

 

Examples of National Symbols

 

1. The National flag

 

2. The national Anthem

 

3. The national pledge

 

4. The national football team

 

5. The Nigerian currency

 

6. The National coat of arm

 

7. The Nigerian Map

 

 

EXAMPLES OF NON NATIONAL SYMBOLS

 

1. Traffic symbols

 

2. School flag, logo, uniform, motto, etc.

 

3. Social group – lion club, rotary, young boys club, etc.

 

4. Associations – teachers, doctors and nurses, lawyers, etc.

 

5. Ethnic groups – Arewa, Afenifere, Brifra, etc.

 

6. Political parties – APC, PDP, ANPP, UNDP, AD, etc.

 

7. Culture or traditions

 

8. Belief or faith

 

9. Private laws

 

 

DIFFERENT BETWEEN NATIONAL AND NON NATIONAL SYMBOLS

 

1. National symbols represent the sovereignty of a nation while non national symbols represent a part or session of a national.

 

2. National symbols is the pride of the whole national. While non national symbols are pride of those its represent.

 

Evaluation

 

1. What is Nationalism?

 

2. Define Patriotism.

 

3. Mention Four National Symbols

I. _________________________

II. _________________________

III. _________________________

IV. __________________________

 

4. Mention four private or Non National Symbols

 

I. _______________________

II. ______________________

III. _____________________

IV. _____________________

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