Organization and Cooperation

Subject : Social Studies

Topic : Organization and Cooperation

Class : Primary 5

Term :  Second Term

Week : Week 2

Previous Knowledge : Pupils have previous knowledge of Leadership  that have been taught in their former lessons and classes

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

  • say the meaning of organization and cooperation
  • Explain types of organization and cooperation
  • mention the reasons why people live together
  • list the benefit of living together
  • Explain some methods that are used in solving common problems in the organization and how to protect one another,

Methods Of Teaching 

  • Discussion
  • Explanation
  • Questions and Answers
  • Role Modelling

Instructional Materials 

  • Wall Charts
  • Pictures
  • Online materials
  • Textbooks


What is an organization ? 

An organization is a group of men , women , boys and girls that have agreed and come to a conclusion of living , working and interacting together in a community with the understanding of  common rules and regulations that guide and regulate their interactions with each other .

What is Cooperation ?

It is not easy to clap with one hand . You need both hands to do that . That is cooperation . The Yoruba will say that Agbajo owo lanfi sho yaaa, owo kan o gberu deri meaning Collectively we easily get things done and it is not easy or continent to lift a bag of load from the ground to your head with just one hand . Cooperation means the joining together of resources and man power of everybody in the society with the aim of achieving a common goal



  1. Cobblers association
  2. Pepper Grinder Association
  3. Mechanic Association
  4. Photographers association
  5. nurses association
  6. Teachers’ union
  7. Tailor’s union
  8. Farmers Organization
  9. Football clubs
  10. barbers and hairdressers association
  11. sport club
  12. workers union
  13. Cooperative societies
  14. Mortgage club
  15. Drivers Union  etc.


  1. They help members financially .
  2. There may be frequent contributions which may be daily , weekly, or monthly .
  3. They gather around and show up at social functions or events just to honour their members that is celebrating any special events like birthday , wedding , naming  house warming etc.
  4. They see to the welfare of each member .
  5. Proper records and documentation are made for any income or expenditure on behalf of the organization
  6. There is periodic checking of books of account .



  1. Cooperation brings unity
  2. Helping each other aids in solving common problems.
  3. There is collective growth and development .
  4. Individuals develop at their own pace and everybody is happy in the organization
  5. You watch my back and I watch your back . Everybody develops a sense of  responsibility towards each other
  6. Working together and helping each other make people to be their brothers keepers
  7. Cooperation fosters friendship  .
  8. We show love to one another when we live together and help each other


The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : He revises the previous topics

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



  • Explain the meaning of  cooperation
  • Explain the meaning of organization
  • List five types of organization that you know
  • Mention three benefits of living together



The class teacher gives out a short note and he or she goes round to mark



Please kindly prepare for the next lesson by reading about

Preservation of resources (Savings)

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