Title: Understanding Leadership Subject: Civic Education Class: Primary 5 Term: First Term Week: 5 Duration: 40 minutes
- Define the term “leadership.”
- Identify who a leader is.
- Mention the types of leadership.
- Analyze the types of leadership.
Previous Lesson: In the previous lesson, students learned about “Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens.”
Embedded Core Skills:
- Critical thinking
- Communication skills
- Whiteboard and markers
- Pictures or visuals of leaders (e.g., political leaders, community leaders)
- Examples of different types of leadership (e.g., democratic, autocratic)
Let’s break down the topic of leadership into a clear list format with examples and some fun emojis to help grade 5 pupils understand:
Leadership: Leadership is like being a guide or showing the way for others. 🌟
Who a Leader Is: A leader is someone who helps others and makes decisions for a group. 🧑🏫
Types of Leadership:
- Democratic Leadership 🗳️
- In this type, decisions are made together as a team.
- Example: When your class votes on what game to play during recess, it’s like democratic leadership. 🤝🎲
- Autocratic Leadership 🚀
- In autocratic leadership, one person makes decisions without asking others.
- Example: If a teacher decides the class schedule without asking for your ideas, it’s like autocratic leadership. 👩🏫📋
- Transformational Leadership 🌟
- A transformational leader inspires and motivates others to do their best.
- Example: Think of a coach who encourages the team to work hard and improve. That’s transformational leadership! 🏀👏
Analyzing the Types of Leadership:
- It’s important to know these types because each one has its strengths and weaknesses.
- In a school project, you might use democratic leadership to get everyone’s ideas. But in an emergency, you might need someone to make quick decisions (autocratic leadership).
So, leadership is about guiding and helping others, and there are different ways to do it. Remember, leaders can be found in schools, communities, and even at home! 🏫🏡🌍
Do you have any questions about leadership? Feel free to ask! 😊🚀
- Leadership is like being a __________ for others. a) follower b) guide c) teacher d) student
2. A leader is someone who helps and __________ for a group. a) sings b) decides c) dances d) sleeps
3. Democratic leadership means decisions are made together as a __________. a) team b) teacher c) robot d) game
- In autocratic leadership, one person makes decisions without asking __________. a) questions b) for help c) others d) jokes
5. Transformational leadership inspires and motivates others to do their __________. a) worst b) best c) funniest d) tallest
- In a school project, you might use democratic leadership to get everyone’s __________. a) jokes b) ideas c) toys d) food
- If a teacher decides the class schedule without asking for your ideas, it’s like __________ leadership. a) autocratic b) democratic c) transformational d) noisy
- Each type of leadership has its __________ and weaknesses. a) strengths b) food c) toys d) jokes
- Leadership is about guiding and helping others, and leaders can be found in schools, __________, and even at home. a) communities b) movies c) playgrounds d) forests
- Remember, a leader is like a __________ who shows the way. a) follower b) teacher c) guide d) robot
Presentation: Step 1: Introduction (5 minutes)
- Begin by discussing the importance of leadership in our communities and society.
- Ask students if they have heard the word “leadership” before and what it means to them.
Step 2: Explaining Leadership (10 minutes)
- Define “leadership” in simple terms: “Leadership is when someone guides or shows the way for others.”
- Show pictures of various leaders and ask students to identify them. Explain that these are examples of leaders.
- Discuss the qualities that make a good leader, such as being fair, responsible, and caring.
Step 3: Types of Leadership (15 minutes)
- Introduce the concept of different types of leadership:
- Democratic leadership: Where decisions are made together as a group.
- Autocratic leadership: Where one person makes decisions without input from others.
- Transformational leadership: Where a leader inspires and motivates others to achieve their best.
- Define leadership and engage students in discussions.
- Show visuals to help students recognize leaders.
- Explain the types of leadership.
- Participate in discussions.
- Identify leaders in pictures.
- Listen and ask questions about different types of leadership.
- Ask students to share examples of leaders they know.
- Have a class discussion where students explain the qualities they think a leader should have.
- What is leadership, and why is it important?
- Can you name a leader you admire? What makes them a good leader?
- Explain the difference between democratic and autocratic leadership.
- Summarize the key points discussed during the lesson.
- Emphasize the importance of leadership in various aspects of life.
- Encourage students to think about leadership qualities they can develop.
This lesson helps students understand leadership, its types, and the significance of leadership qualities in their lives and communities
School Leadership Guide
LEADERSHIP STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK