Revision Social Studies Jss 3 Second Term Lesson Notes





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  1. What is the importance of national unity and integration?
    • National unity and integration are crucial for achieving societal goals, attracting foreign investment, fostering economic growth, and promoting tourism attraction.
  2. What is the major revenue-generating commodity for Nigeria?
    • The major revenue-generating commodity for Nigeria is crude oil.
  3. Which geopolitical zone in Nigeria has the highest number of states?
    • The North West geopolitical zone has the highest number of states in Nigeria.
  4. What are some factors that hinder economic growth in Nigeria?
    • Factors such as corruption, insurgency, pipeline vandalism, and poor leadership hinder economic growth in Nigeria.
  5. Can you name some human rights organizations?
    • Human rights organizations include the Human Rights Commission, Legal Aid Council, and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
  6. How would you define social studies?
    • Social studies can be defined as the study of man in his environment and how he interacts with others in society.
  7. What are the functions of social studies?
    • Social studies enable us to understand our culture, encourage participation in social and civic duties, and help us understand our environment.
  8. What are some methods of teaching social studies?
    • Methods of teaching social studies include discussion, excursion, and observation.
  9. What are some environmental problems?
    • Environmental problems include drought, erosion, and flood.
  10. What is the smallest unit in society?
    • The family is the smallest unit in society.
  11. Name two major rivers in Nigeria.
    • The two major rivers in Nigeria are the Niger River and the Benue River.
  12. What are necessary conditions for marriage?
    • Necessary conditions for marriage include financial readiness, physiological fitness, and social stability.
  13. Define culture.
    • Culture refers to the total way of life and living patterns of people.
  14. What are material aspects of culture?
    • Material aspects of culture include language, houses, and clothing.
  15. What are non-material aspects of culture?
    • Non-material aspects of culture include beliefs, values, and social norms.
  16. What is the marriage of one man to one woman called?
    • The marriage of one man to one woman is called monogamy.
  17. What is the publicly accepted union between a man and a woman called?
    • The publicly accepted union between a man and a woman is called marriage.
  18. What is the objective of socialization?
    • The objective of socialization is to educate new entrants about societal behavioral patterns, instill the spirit of participation in society, and promote understanding and respect for culture.
  19. Define socialization.
    • Socialization is the process by which individuals acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, customs, and values to fit into society.
  20. What are some problems associated with examination malpractices?
    • Problems associated with examination malpractices include decreased job efficiency, denial of opportunities for admission, and decreased value placed on grades and certificates.
  21. What are indigenous means of communication?
    • Indigenous means of communication include the town crier, the use of smoke signals, and couriers.
  22. Who is your mother’s sister to you?
    • Your mother’s sister is your aunt.
  23. What are some common offenses in Nigeria?
    • Common offenses in Nigeria include drug pushing, election malpractices, and examination malpractices.
  24. What is the marriage of a woman to several husbands at a time called?
    • The marriage of a woman to several husbands at a time is called polyandry.
  25. What are some consequences of drug trafficking?
    • Consequences of drug trafficking include a bad image for the country, death penalty in some cases, and disgrace to the family.
  26. How can cultism be addressed?
    • Cultism can be addressed by counseling students on moral standards, discipline, and providing them with good home training.
  27. What is the oldest means of communication in Nigeria?
    • The oldest means of communication in Nigeria is the town crier.
  28. What is the main purpose of marriage?
    • The main purpose of marriage is to have a companion.
  29. What are features of an ideal integrated society?
    • Features of an ideal integrated society include interdependence and absence of corruption and tribalism.
  30. How would you define conflict?
    • Conflict is a disagreement or clash between individuals or groups with opposing interests, ideas, or beliefs.
  1. What are some examples of non-violent conflict resolution methods?
    • Examples of non-violent conflict resolution methods include negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
  2. How does corruption affect national unity and integration?
    • Corruption undermines trust in institutions, fosters inequality, and erodes the sense of national identity, thereby hindering national unity and integration.
  3. What role does social studies play in promoting cultural diversity?
    • Social studies helps individuals understand and appreciate different cultures, traditions, and practices, thereby promoting tolerance and respect for cultural diversity.
  4. How can individuals contribute to environmental sustainability?
    • Individuals can contribute to environmental sustainability by adopting eco-friendly practices such as recycling, reducing energy consumption, and supporting conservation efforts.
  5. What measures can be taken to address the issue of human trafficking?
    • Measures to address human trafficking include enacting and enforcing strict anti-trafficking laws, providing support and protection for victims, and raising public awareness about the dangers of trafficking.
  6. What are some examples of harmful traditional practices?
    • Examples of harmful traditional practices include female genital mutilation, child marriage, and gender-based violence.
  7. How does socialization contribute to the stability of society?
    • Socialization instills norms, values, and behavioral expectations in individuals, promoting social cohesion and ensuring the smooth functioning of society.
  8. What are the benefits of preserving indigenous means of communication?
    • Preserving indigenous means of communication helps maintain cultural heritage, facilitates communication in remote areas, and fosters a sense of identity and belonging among communities.
  9. How can schools promote positive behavior among students?
    • Schools can promote positive behavior among students through character education programs, mentoring initiatives, and creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  10. What role does the family play in socialization?
    • The family serves as the primary agent of socialization, teaching children values, norms, and basic social skills that are essential for functioning in society.
  11. How does social studies contribute to civic engagement?
    • Social studies educates individuals about their rights, responsibilities, and the workings of government, empowering them to participate actively in civic life and contribute to the democratic process.
  12. What are some consequences of rapid urbanization?
    • Consequences of rapid urbanization include environmental degradation, inadequate infrastructure, and social inequality.
  13. What strategies can be employed to promote peace and conflict resolution in communities?
    • Strategies to promote peace and conflict resolution in communities include promoting dialogue and reconciliation, addressing root causes of conflict, and building trust among diverse groups.
  14. How does globalization impact local cultures?
    • Globalization can lead to the spread of cultural influences, both positive and negative, resulting in cultural homogenization, cultural hybridization, or resistance to external influences.
  15. What are the economic implications of environmental degradation?
    • Environmental degradation can lead to reduced agricultural productivity, increased healthcare costs, and loss of biodiversity, ultimately impacting economic growth and sustainability.
  16. How can individuals advocate for human rights in their communities?
    • Individuals can advocate for human rights by raising awareness, supporting advocacy campaigns, and holding governments and institutions accountable for upholding human rights standards.
  17. What measures can be taken to address the issue of gender inequality?
    • Measures to address gender inequality include promoting education and economic empowerment for women, enacting and enforcing gender-sensitive policies, and challenging discriminatory social norms.
  18. How does social stratification affect social cohesion?
    • Social stratification can create divisions and inequalities within society, leading to social tensions and undermining social cohesion.
  19. What are the implications of cultural relativism in social studies?
    • Cultural relativism emphasizes understanding cultural practices within their own context, which can promote tolerance and respect for diverse cultures but may also raise ethical questions about universal human rights.
  20. How can individuals develop intercultural competence?
    • Individuals can develop intercultural competence by engaging with people from different cultural backgrounds, being open-minded and empathetic, and continuously learning about diverse cultures and perspectives
  1. What role does education play in promoting social justice?
    • Education can empower individuals to recognize and challenge social injustices, promote equality of opportunity, and advocate for systemic change.
  2. How does globalization impact traditional livelihoods and cultural practices?
    • Globalization can disrupt traditional livelihoods by introducing new economic activities and technologies, leading to cultural changes, adaptation, or preservation of traditional practices.
  3. What are the effects of demographic changes on society?
    • Demographic changes, such as aging populations or migration, can impact labor markets, healthcare systems, and social welfare policies, posing challenges and opportunities for society.
  4. How can social studies education promote critical thinking skills?
    • Social studies education encourages students to analyze and evaluate information, consider multiple perspectives, and develop informed opinions on complex social issues.
  5. What measures can be taken to address social inequalities in access to education?
    • Measures to address social inequalities in education include providing equal access to quality education regardless of socioeconomic status, implementing affirmative action policies, and investing in education infrastructure in marginalized communities.
  6. What are the implications of cultural appropriation in society?
    • Cultural appropriation can perpetuate stereotypes, marginalize marginalized communities, and erode the authenticity of cultural practices, leading to cultural exploitation and disrespect.
  7. How does social media influence social interactions and relationships?
    • Social media can facilitate communication, networking, and information sharing, but it can also contribute to social isolation, cyberbullying, and the spread of misinformation.
  8. What role do non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play in addressing social issues?
    • NGOs play a vital role in advocating for social change, providing services to marginalized populations, and holding governments and corporations accountable for their actions.
  9. How does globalization impact cultural diversity?
    • Globalization can lead to the spread of Western culture and values, as well as the commodification of culture, which may threaten indigenous cultures and languages while also fostering cultural exchange and hybridization.
  10. What are some ethical considerations in conducting social research?
    • Ethical considerations in social research include obtaining informed consent, ensuring confidentiality and anonymity, minimizing harm to participants, and maintaining integrity and honesty in reporting findings.
  11. How does social mobility contribute to social cohesion?
    • Social mobility, or the ability of individuals to move up or down the social ladder, can promote social cohesion by reducing inequality, fostering meritocracy, and encouraging social integration.
  12. What are the effects of globalization on the environment?
    • Globalization can lead to environmental degradation through increased consumption, industrialization, and resource extraction, exacerbating issues such as pollution, deforestation, and climate change.
  13. How do cultural norms and values influence social behavior?
    • Cultural norms and values shape social behavior by defining acceptable and unacceptable conduct, guiding interactions and relationships, and reinforcing social cohesion within communities.
  14. What are some challenges faced by indigenous communities in preserving their cultural heritage?
    • Challenges faced by indigenous communities in preserving their cultural heritage include land dispossession, cultural appropriation, discrimination, and the erosion of traditional knowledge and practices.
  15. How does globalization impact economic inequality within and between countries?
    • Globalization can exacerbate economic inequality by concentrating wealth and power in the hands of multinational corporations and wealthy individuals, while also creating opportunities for economic growth and development in some regions.
  16. What are the implications of technological advancements on society?
    • Technological advancements can enhance productivity, improve communication, and expand access to information, but they can also exacerbate social inequalities, disrupt traditional industries, and pose ethical dilemmas regarding privacy and security.
  17. How does social stigma affect marginalized groups in society?
    • Social stigma can lead to discrimination, exclusion, and the denial of rights and opportunities for marginalized groups, perpetuating cycles of poverty, inequality, and social injustice.
  18. What role does the media play in shaping public opinion and influencing social attitudes?
    • The media plays a significant role in shaping public opinion and influencing social attitudes by framing issues, disseminating information, and shaping cultural norms and values through entertainment and news programming.
  19. What are some strategies for promoting intercultural understanding and cooperation?
    • Strategies for promoting intercultural understanding and cooperation include education and awareness-raising initiatives, cultural exchange programs, interfaith dialogue, and collaborative community projects.
  20. How does social stratification impact access to resources and opportunities in society?
    • Social stratification can limit access to education, healthcare, employment, and political power for marginalized groups, perpetuating cycles of poverty and inequality across generations.
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