National consciousness and identity. Pry 6 First Term CIVIC EDUCATION Week 7



Class :Basic 6

National consciousness and identity

Term : First Term
Week : Week  7
Previous Knowledge : The pupils have the previous knowledge of National Unity
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to
  • define National consciousness and identity
  • mention ways of promoting National consciousness and identity

Instructional materials :

  • Sample or picture of people showing national consciousness and identity

Reference Materials :

Content Development 
  • define national consciousness and identity
  • say the benefits of national consciousness and identity
  • mention the characteristics or attributes of national consciousness and identity
  • say what may happen when there is no national consciousness and identity

What is National Unity ?

National consciousness  simply means the awareness that we have towards the happenings of events  in our  country . It is a strong  sense of feeling of attachment to one’s country over and above every other considerations, interests , affiliations or peculiarities .



What is National Identity ?

National Identity  refers to  the individual personality an individual embraces because of being a member of a particular country . Nigerians have National Identity and International passport as means of National identity .

What are  the ways of Promoting  National Consciousness and Identity ?

  1. Inculcating right values, morals and discipline in the citizens
  2. Inculcating sound moral and religious beliefs.
  3. Encouraging justice and fairness among citizens.
  4. Participating in community development.
  5. Emulating exemplary leadership qualities.
  6. Team work/cooperation on societal/national issues.
  7. Demonstrating tolerance of opposition/conflicting views.
  8. Celebrating past heroes and heroine Public enlightenment and sensitization on the importance of civic/societal values/use of mass media
  9. Encouraging national unity and understanding through healthy competitions, politics, sport and festivals, etc.
  10. Placing national interest above personal interest/patriotism.
  11. Respecting national symbols e.g National Flag
  12. Singing National Anthem/reciting National Pledge
  13. .Recognizing and rewarding excellent performance/services of the citizens to the nation/country through National awards and other regional honours.

Source : WAEC.ORG.NG



The topic is presented step by step
Step 1 : The class teacher introduces the new topic
Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic
Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and he or she corrects them when the needs arise
The class teacher gives out a short note and he goes round to mark .
He or she does the necessary corrections
. Write out five  ways of promoting National consciousness and identity
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