Class : JSS 3

TERM : Second Term

WEEK : Week 6


  • Wall Chart
  • Explanatory posters/pictures

Reference Materials

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


Previous Knowledge :

Learners have previous knowledge of

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that was taught in the previous lesson

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the learners will  be able to

  • say what is arson
  • state two causes of arson
  • state five effects of arson
  • say what is kidnapping
  • write out the causes of kidnapping


Content :

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Arson in a simple sense means intentionally setting fire on a property or something,it has also been described as the crime of intentionally,deliberately and maliciously setting building,farmlands,vehicles or other property on fire with the aim of causing damage,

it is a major threat to national security,

Causes of Arson 

hatred against government policy

political disagreement

effort to cover up crimes by destroying useful documents needed for prosecution

may lead to unemployment

Effects of Arson

it retards economic growth

it may claim precious lives

financial loss for businessmen

may cause scarcity of goods

may lead to unemployment

Prevention of Arson 

Government properties should be properly secured

offenders should receive stiff punishment

communities should put measure in place to secure government properties in their area



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Kidnapping is an act of unlawfully transporting or holding a person in a particular place for the purpose of collecting a ransom for his release.

Causes of kidnapping

Desire for monetary gain

Tendency to revenge against a person

Political gain

Fight against the government

Youth unemployment

Effects of kidnapping

it brings unnecessary tension in the society

it increase crime rates in the country

it scares away foreign investors

it causes political instability

Prevention Of Kidnapping 

Strict laws should be enacted by the legislature

Stiff punishment for the offenders

Education of the masses by the government

Good governance to improve the economy





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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 arson?

state two causes of arson?

What is kidnapping ?

State three causes of kidnapping

state five effects of arson

Write out four possible solution to arson


Conclusion :


The teacher summarize the lesson. He or she gives out a board summary of the topic as note . He or she goes round to mark and does the necessary corrections






Explain some of the effects of crimes on national security