Meaning and characteristics of national consciousness

Subject : 

Civic Education

Term :

Second Term / 2nd Term


Week 4

Class :

Basic 4 / Grade 4 / Primary 4


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of civic values  that has been taught in their previous classes

Topic :

Meaning and characteristics of national consciousness

Behavioural objectives :

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

  • Define the Meaning and characteristics of national consciousness
  • List examples of characteristics of National Consciousness
  • Explain the meaning of good civic values
  • Mention some bad civic values that must be frown at


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • 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 :

Meaning and Characteristics of National Consciousness 




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 are civic values
  • What are good civic vales
  • What are bad civic values
  • Mention four good civic values
  • Mention four bad civic values
  • Mention Four importance of good civic values
  • Mention four evils of bad civic values




Prepare for the next lesson by reading about National Consciousness



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