Respect for elders in the society.

Respect for elders in the society.

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Subject   :  Civic Education


Class  : Basic 3 / Primary 3  / Class 3


Term : Second   Term


Week  : Week 8


Topic  :

Respect for elders in the society.


Previous Knowledge : The pupils have previous knowledge of

Demonstrate respect for national symbols

that was taught  in their previous classes

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

  • Explain different ways of showing respect for elders
  • Mention ways of showing respect for 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 elders in the society.


Respect  simply means showing regards or honour, or courtesy to whosoever that is older than we are or who are in higher positions of constituted authority .


Respect is one of the virtues of any good citizen in the society . To whom respect is given , respect is expected back from such person . Respect is reciprocal. 


Our elders  are the people that are older than we are . We must respect   . We must also respect people that are in the position of the constituted authority whether we are older than them or not .    We must respect our prefects in our school, our teachers , our principals or Headteachers (Head masters or Headmistress) .


We must also respect our siblings and our parents . The bible says that Honour your father and your mother who are your parents and whosoever that is older than you are , so that your days will be long in the land that your Lord, God Almighty has given unto you .

How to show respect for elders:

  1. Greet your parents and elderly ones by prostrating as a boy and kneeling down as a girl. eg  Good morning sir, good afternoon ma, good night ma.
  2. Do not refuse to run an errand for the elders, parents or any one that is older than you are .
  3. Help your elder to carry loads or bags, when you see them coming.
  4. Do not insult or fight an elderly person or anyone that represents officials of constituted authority like your prefect,  Head of Department (HODs) or teachers
  5. Be obedient to the instructions of the elders in your community.
  6. Be obedient and always obey school rules and regulations.
  7. Obey your parents instructions at home and always put on your best behaviour at all time




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 tell the pupils to show how they greet at home
  • Pupils that are male are to prostrate while female are to knee down
  • 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 elders or anyone that is older than us in the society  .

  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 constituted authority.

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


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