CHRISTIAN RELIGION KNOWLEDGE PRIMARY FIVE FIRST TERM

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CHRISTIAN RELIGION KNOWLEDGE PRIMARY FIVE

FIRST TERM WEEK TOPICS

  1. God creates and wants us to create.
  2. – God created man in his own image. Genesis
  3. God’s creation is for man’s interest such as.
  4. Things created by man e.g.
  5. God saves us from danger
  6. God supplies our needs
  7. Things God provide
  8. God wants us to work
  9. Types of work
  10. Why we should work
  11. Revision
  12. Examination WEEK 1

TOPIC: God creates and wants us to create Behavioral objectives

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

  1. list the things created by God.
  2. explain what is meant by God creating man in his own image.
  3. identify the significance of creation as a sign of God’s love to man. 4 list things created by man.

Guide to Bible passages Genesis 1:14–28; 2:7

BUILDING BACKGROUND/CONNECTION TO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:


Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.

CONTENT

Things God created

The planet earth which we now live on was not always like this. There was a time when it was shapeless and empty. There were no plants or trees, no rivers, no animals and no human beings. In fact, the earth was dark as there was also no sun, no moon or stars. God used six days to create the earth and nature as we know it. The whole of creation is a sign of God’s love. He created light first and that is how day and night began. The second day God created the sky. The third day, God created the land, the seas, planets and trees. On

The fourth day, he created the sun, the moon, and the stars. And then the birds and sea animals were created on the fifth day. On the sixth day, God created the rest of the animals – those that live on land. On that same day, God created man.


God made man in his own image

Now, when God created man, he made him special. Man is God’s excellent creation. He made man to be just like himself. That means that man was made to resemble God. This does not mean that man’s face looks like God’s. It means God made man a spirit being just like God is a spirit being.

WEEK 2

God made man in his own image

Now, when God created man, he made him special. Man is God’s excellent creation. He made man to be just like himself. That means that man was made to resemble God. This does not mean that man’s face looks like God’s. It means God made man a spirit being just like God is a spirit being.

God made man intelligent. It means man can think like God thinks, and do things like God does them. In fact, God made man so much like himself that he was confident that man would be a good master over all the things that he had created. After the six days of creation, God rested on the seventh day.

When God made man, he put within him the ability to create things like God did. God is very creative. He made man creative just like himself.

We all have the ability to create. God also gave man the instruction to be fruitful, multiply, Fill the earth and subdue it. Since then, man has created houses and buildings, cars to drive, airplanes to travel far distances in shorter time, rockets to fly to the moon, clocks to tell the time, machines to make work easier, telephones to communicate with our friends, relations and other people, games to have fun with and many more things. As long as man is alive, he will keep on creating things. You are a creative person. Did you know that? WEEK 3

THINGS GOD CREATED

Moral lessons

  1. God made man in his image and likeness. We can do things like God would do them.
  2. God made us very creative people. You are very creative too. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
  3. list the things created by God.
  4. explain what is meant by God creating man in his own image.
  5. identify the significance of creation as a sign of God’s love to man. 4 list things created by man.

WRAP UP (CONCLUSION): Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.

Exercise

  1. List three things God created.
  2. What does it mean to be created in God’s image? 3 Why did God create man in his own image?

4 Why does God show us his goodness? 5 List five things that man has created. 6 What did God do on the seventh day?

WEEK 5

God saves us from danger Performance objectives

At end of this lesson, pupils should be able to:

1 explain how God delivers all those who trust in him from danger. 2 give examples to illustrate God’s deliverance.

Guide to Bible passages

Genesis 22:1–19; Daniel 3:3–10; Exodus 14:10–22

BUILDING BACKGROUND/CONNECTION TO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:

Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.

CONTENT

God delivers people from danger

Sometimes one may run into problems such as domestic accidents. It could be a fire outbreak or a serious fall in the house. Sometimes it could be a road accident, drowning in water or some other danger. At a time like this, one should pray and trust God for his perfect deliverance. We need the help of God always.

Examples of how God delivers people from danger

In the Bible, there are many examples of how God delivered people from one danger or another. Examples of such people are Isaac, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. The God, who delivered them at that time, is able to deliver us today. When we are faced with many dangers we should call upon him, trust him and he will surely deliver us.

The story of Isaac and Abraham

After God had fulfilled his promise to Abraham, by giving him a son, God decided to test Abraham’s love, trust and obedience. One day God told Abraham to take Isaac his only son, whom he loved so dearly, for a sacrifice. Abraham obeyed God. He went to the land of Moriah. Isaac, Abraham’s son, had been used to following his father for such sacrifices. On their way to one of the mountains in Moriah, Isaac said to his father, ‘Behold the fire and wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?’ Abraham replied, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.’

When Abraham and Isaac got to the mountain where the sacrifice was to be made, Abraham laid the lad on the altar, tied him with rope and brought out his knife to kill the child. Suddenly, the angel of God called

from heaven, ‘Abraham, Abraham do not lay your hand on the lad or do anything to him for now I know that you fear God seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son from me.’

Abraham looked up and saw a lamb, which replaced Isaac. Remember that Abraham had already prophesied that God would provide a lamb for himself. Abraham laid Isaac on altar for sacrifice

The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were three young Hebrew boys. They were captured by the Babylonians, and they became victims of war.

Babylon was an ancient kingdom which did not worship Yahweh, the true God of the Israelites. They were idol worshippers, and did not believe in the living God. One day the king of Babylon, king Nebuchadnezzar, gave a command that at the sound of all musical instruments, all people in his empire should bow down their heads and worship the golden image of him.

The three young boys were devoted Jews who believed and worshipped the true living God. They refused to obey the king’s order. They were reported to king Nebuchadnezzar and were brought to the king. The king ordered them to bow down even in his presence. They refused, and told the king, ‘Our God that we serve would deliver us from your hands oh king. And even if God would not deliver us, we are not ready to fall down or worship your golden

image oh king.’

King Nebuchadnezzar ordered that the fire be made seven times hotter than before. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were tied and thrown into the furnace of fire. The people who threw them into the fire were burnt.

Suddenly, they became four inside the furnace; they were no longer tied as before. King Nebuchadnezzar was surprised; he stood up from his royal seat and said, ‘Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?’

The three Hebrew boys were brought out of the furnace of fire without being hurt. Nebuchadnezzar now made a proclamation (a law) that only God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego should be served; nobody should speak against their God. No other gods could deliver as the God of these three young Hebrew boys. So Nebuchadnezzar promoted them.

The crossing of the Red Sea

The Israelites were in bondage in Egypt for four hundred and thirty years. God heard their cries and he delivered them. When they left Egypt for the Promised Land, they got to the Red Sea and the Egyptians followed them. When the Israelites saw the Egyptians following them, they were very afraid.

God told Moses to stretch out his rod over the water of the Red Sea. The Israelites walked on a dry land because the sea parted into two when Moses did as God had asked him to do. The Egyptians with their horses followed into the sea. But they perished while the Israelites were delivered.

The Israelites crossing the Red Sea Remember

  1. God provided the lamb that was used for sacrifice in place of Isaac, the only son of Abraham.
  2. God delivered Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the furnace of fire of king Nebuchadnezzar. He also delivered the Israelites from dying in the Red Sea. The Egyptians died there.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

1 explain how God delivers all those who trust in him from danger. 2 give examples to illustrate God’s deliverance.

WRAP UP (CONCLUSION): Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.

Exercise

1 Explain how God delivered the three Hebrew young 2 List two lessons you learnt from the life of Abraham.

WEEK 6

TOPIC: God supplies our needs Behavioral objectives

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

1 mention the ways God provides for us. 2 list things God provides for us.

Guide to Bible passages Matthew 6:25–34; 7:7–11

BUILDING BACKGROUND/CONNECTION TO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:

Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.

CONTENT

Ways God provides for us

God as the Creator of all things is a great provider. He gives us anything that is good that we ask for. He even provides things we do not ask for but which

he knows are good for us. God is not physically present with us. He is invisible. But his Spirit is with us.

Though we cannot see him, he provides for us through many ways. Such ways include our parents, teachers, friends, doctors, and fellow believers, good and kind-hearted people. God makes it possible for our parents to provide for our schooling, feed us, clothe us, pay our medical bills when we fall sick, and in so many other ways.

They also teach us good morals through the wisdom God has given them.

God enables our teachers to educate us in the subjects that we study in school. They also teach us how to behave well.

Through doctors and other physicians, God heals us when we fall sick. Sometimes God heals us miraculously through Jesus’ name.

There are times we would need certain things, but our parents might not be around to give us or would not be able to give us. God can use our friends and kind-hearted people to provide them for us. God provides our spiritual needs through our fellow believers. They teach us how to maintain good relationship with God. God as our father and great provider is the only one we should pray to for the provision of our needs. As a good and great God, he answers our prayers always.

God grants our requests

Jesus tells us that anytime we are in need, we should pray to God and God will surely answer us. Jesus tells us, ‘Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.’ This is Jesus’ assurance that God will always grant our requests. To explain this further, Jesus says that there is no human being that is a father who will give his son a stone if he asks for food or give him a serpent if he asks for a fish. Jesus therefore says that if human beings who are evil and cannot be compared with God in goodness, can give their children the good things they ask for, God will do much more.

He will always answer us and give us the good things that we need. We should trust in God to provide for us

Jesus says that we should not worry or have anxiety about our needs. He says that being anxious about our life or about our needs cannot make us live longer. It is God that controls our lives. We should, therefore, pray and trust God for the provision of our needs.

He says that as God is so good that he even provides for other creatures that are not as important as human beings, definitely he will take better care of us as his most important creatures. Jesus gives examples with birds and flowers that are almost worthless but God provides and cares for them. He says that

birds do not sow and do not gather into barns as human beings do, yet God feeds them and protects them.

Again, Jesus says that none of them can fall to the ground without God’s

. King Solomon in his kingly dressing

Jesus also tells us how God makes the lilies of the field (flowers) so beautiful that even Solomon as a very rich king was not as beautifully decorated as them.

Jesus tells us not to be anxious about what to eat or drink because God will provide all these and much more for us since he even feeds the birds of the air. There is nothing impossible for God to do. For example,

  1. He provided for the Israelites miraculously when they lacked food in the wilderness. He fed them with Manna and Quails as bread and meat.
  2. God also fed five thousand people also miraculously through Jesus. We must therefore put our trust in his ability to provide for us.

WEEK 7

Some of the things God provides for us

God provides everything for us. He is so good that he has provided for everybody the things we need to be alive. These are: air, sun, water, land, food and so many more things. God knows that without air, nobody can be alive.

This is why he has given it free to everybody.

He knows that we need the sun or natural light to move about for our activities during the day. He knows that the sunlight makes plants to grow very well for our use that is why he has given the sun to us all. Birds feeding on fruits in a bush

He created water because he knows that without it we cannot stay alive. With air, sun, water and land, God makes it possible for us to have food. He created different types of crops for us to cultivate as food and some trees to bear fruits for us. God created vegetations for us to have fertile ground for the cultivation of crops. God has provided and he continues to provide much more for our needs.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

1 mention the ways God provides for us. 2 list things God provides for us.

WRAP UP (CONCLUSION): Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.

Exercise

1 Why is God the provider of everything? 2 In which ways does God provide for us?

WEEK 8

God wants us to work Performance objectives

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

  1. define what work is.
  2. mention different types of work. 3 explain why people should work. Guide to Bible passages

Matthew 4:18–22; Proverbs 31:13–19; Genesis 1:28–30; 3:17; 2 Thessalonians

3:3–13

BUILDING BACKGROUND/CONNECTION TO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:

Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes. CONTENT

Definition of work

Work is a job or an activity that we do regularly especially in order to earn money. Such job or activity includes fishing, carpentry, teaching, and many more as we shall see later. God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. God created Adam and Eve. He put them in the garden to work and to till and keep it.

WEEK 9

Types of work

Different types of work include Carpentry Teaching Bricklaying Shoe making Engineering Trading

Tailoring Driving Fishing Welding

WEEK 10


Why we should work

We should work so that we can earn a living. We work to take care of our basic needs such as food, clothing and housing.

Another reason why we work is to be able to take care of our family. As a bricklayer, we work to build houses for people. As a teacher, we work to impart knowledge to people so that they can be out of ignorance. As a medical doctor, we work to reduce the spread of diseases and cure those that are sick. Moral lessons

  1. God wants us to work so that we can provide for our families.
  2. God told Adam and Eve to till the ground. He wants us to work so that we can produce food for ourselves and others.
  3. God wants us to be good citizens of our country. We should work in the school, listen to our teachers and also do our homework on time.
  4. When we work, we contribute to the progress of our communities. God wants us to free other people from their ignorance and poverty.
  5. When we work, other people will respect us. Remember
  6. Work is what you do regularly in order to earn a living.
  7. There are different types of work. Bricklaying, carpentry, tailoring, shoemaking, trading and teaching are examples of work.
  8. We work for different reasons. These include,
  9. We work to earn a living.
  10. We work to provide basic necessities for our families.
  11. We work as bricklayers to build houses, so that people can live in them.
  12. We work as medical doctors to take care of those that are sick.
  13. We work as teachers to impart knowledge to pupils, so that they can be good citizens and contribute to the progress and development of the community.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

  1. define what work is.
  2. mention different types of work. 3 explain why people should work.

WRAP UP (CONCLUSION): Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.

Exercise

  1. Define what work is.
  2. Mention three types of work.
  3. List three reasons