Class :

JSS 1 / Basic 7

Subject :


Topic :



Term : Third Term


Week : Week


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of


which was the topic that was taught during the last lesson



Behavioural Objectives :  By the end of the lesson, the learners should be able to

  • explain the meaning of crime
  • say ways by which crime may be prevented


Content :


A crime can be simply be defined as an illegal behavior which is punishable by law of the land,

A Crime is an illegal act that should be frown at by everybody in the society.

A person that commits a crime is called a criminal .

Crime involves the violation of the laws of the land and attracts stiff punishment depending on the seriousness of the offence,’

The following are various types of crime;;

1, personal crime

2, property crimes

3. organized crimes

4. white collar crimes

5. victimless crimes

The following are common crimes in our societies;





Advance fee fraud {419]

sale of contaminated food and drugs

dealing in fake drugs

smuggling of banned products

Examination malpractice

production and sale of sub standard products


Electoral malpractice




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 : 


  1. define crime
  2. mention five types of crime
  3. Explain Examination malpractice



Conclusion :


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.