Meaning of Social Studies

Subject :

Social Studies

Topic :

Meaning of Social Studies

Class :

Grade 2 / Basic  2

Primary 2

Term :

First Term,


Week :

Week 1


Instructional Materials :

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  • Online Resources
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • Pictures
  • Wall Charts



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught


Various lessons on Social studies


that was taught in their previous lesson


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

  • say the meaning of social studies
  • explain to scope of social studies
  • list what can easily be found in our physical and social environment




Content :

Social Studies is the study of things man does in his physical and social environment. The environment includes people, place and things around us. It is divided into two:

  1. Social environment: This is how people work and play together in the Man is a social animal.
  2. Physical environment: This is an environment where we can see and touch things in the society g houses, trees etc

Man affects his environment by:

  1. Farming on land
  2. Building of houses, schools etc
  3. Building of roads





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


Evaluation :

  • What is social studies?
  • List ways man affects his environment
  • Mention four people in your family
  • Mention four animals in your environment
  • Mention four non living things in your family


Conclusion :

Summary: Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding



Assignment :

Area which social studies focus



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