National Symbols in Nigeria Pry 6 First Term CIVIC EDUCATION Week 10



Class :Basic 6

 National Symbols

Term : First Term
Week : Week  10
Previous Knowledge : The pupils have the previous knowledge of  Meaning of Ethnicity
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to
  • define National Symbols
  • list examples of National Symbols

Instructional materials :

  • Samples or picture showing Nigerian National symbols

Reference Materials :

  • Textbooks on Civic Education book 6
  • Workbook on Civic Education
  • Lagos State Scheme of Work on civic Education
  • Online links , materials and webpages that are related to this topic
Content Development 

What are National Symbols ?

National symbols are signs , symbols or special logo that are used at National level to depict signs , information or signs about Nigeria .

These symbols may be marks , logo , or special animals to show information about Nigeria .

Examples of National symbols in Nigeria are

  • The National Flag
  • The National Coat of Arms
  • The National Pledge ‘The National Anthem
  • The National Football Team ( The Super Eagles Of Nigeria )
  • The Nigerian Army etc



The Nigerian National Anthem


National Anthem
Arise, o compatriots,
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain;
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom
Peace and unity.
O God of creation,
Direct our noble cause
Guide thou our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true;
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace

And justice shall reign.



The National Pledge
I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity
And uphold her honor and glory
So help me God.



Nigerian National Flag
The national flag is made of green which symbolizes agriculture, and white
which stands for unity and peace. The white is immaculate white, while the
emerald green is popularly known as the Nigerian Green.



Nigerian Coat of Arms
The black shield represents the good earth of Nigeria.
The silver wavy bands represent the rivers Niger and Benue.
The white horses (the two supporters) represent dignity.
The eagle represents strength. The wreath is in the colors of the Nigerian flag.
The ground on which the bearings stand is CoctusSpectablis, which is a
common wild flower found throughout Nigeria.



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
1. Write out the Nigerian National Anthem
2. Draw and paint the Nigerian Flag
3. Mention three solutions of ethnic loyalty
4. What is the slogan of The Nigeria Army
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