Respect for constituted authority.

Respect for constituted authority.

Subject   :  Civic Education


Class  : Basic 3 / Primary 3  / Class 3


Term : Second   Term


Week  : Week 9


Topic  :

Respect for constituted authority.


Previous Knowledge : The pupils have previous knowledge of

Respect for Elders in the society 

that was taught  in their previous classes

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

  • Explain the meaning of constituted authority
  • Give examples of constituted authority
  • Mention ways by which we can show respect to constituted Authority

Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks

Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation

Content :  

Respect for constituted authority.

Constituted Authority simply refers to the group of people that obtain authority or attain the position of power through the dictates of the constitution  .These types of leaders always get their power through the provision of the law and hence we must respect and honour them for peace and harmony to reign in the society .


1.Traditional constituted authority

2.Religious constituted  authority

3.Organisational authority.

4. Governmental constituted authority.


How To Show Respect to Constituted Authority 

  1. Obedience and respect to the rules and regulations that are laid down by the constituted authority is a must for peace coexistence in the society .
  2. Do not steal or destroy  government property .
  3. Perform your obligations as a member of such organization or religious group.
  4. Always show respect to the leaders in the place of authority.

5. Payment of tax is sign of respect to the government

6. Do not defraud or be disloyal to your constituted authority or leaders



The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation


Class Teacher And Pupils Activities. Interaction or  Participation 

This involves class teacher  and pupils interaction , conversation , imitation or modeling through discussion , play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught

  • The class teacher will show the pupils some government property
  • Pupils are made to mention some government public property
  • The class teacher makes the pupils to know that they don’t need to prostrate or knee down when greeting elders on busy major roads

Evaluation  : Mention five ways of showing respect to constituted authority   .

  1. ____________

  2. ____________

  3. ____________

  4. ____________

  5. ____________


The class teacher does the necessary corrections and he or she goes round to mark .



The class teacher should stimulate the pupils’ interest  on

Respect for government property.

and make them to read or learn about it as they prepare for the next lesson .


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