Rewards of community leaders Civic Education Primary 2 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 5

Discovering Rewards: How Community Leaders Are Appreciated.

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Primary 2

Term: Third Term

Week: 5

Topic: Rewards of Community Leaders

Sub-topic: Understanding what rewards are, why they are important, and how community leaders are rewarded.

Duration: 45 minutes

Behavioural Objectives:

  • Students will be able to define the term “reward.”
  • Students will understand the importance of rewards.
  • Students will identify different ways community leaders are rewarded.

Key words:

  • Reward, community leaders, thank you, gifts, medals, certificates.

Entry Behaviour:

  • Briefly discuss with students about a time when they received a reward or prize for doing something good.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Chalkboard/whiteboard
  • Chalk/markers
  • Visual aids (pictures of rewards, community leaders, etc.)
  • Storybooks about community leaders (optional)

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

  • Ask students if they know what a reward is and why people receive rewards.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Social awareness

Instructional Materials:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Civic Education
  • Reference books on community leadership and rewards (optional)


What is a reward?

Let’s break it down for our young learners:

  1. What’s a reward?
    • A reward is something good you get when you do something well. 🏆
  2. Why are rewards important?
    • Rewards make us happy and encourage us to do more good things. They make us feel appreciated. 😊
  3. How do community leaders get rewarded?
    • People say thank you or give them gifts like flowers or cards. 🌸🎁
    • Sometimes, leaders get medals or certificates to show they did a good job. 🏅📜
    • They may also get applause or cheers from the community for helping everyone. 👏👍

Class Activity Discussion

  1. What is a reward?
    • A reward is like a prize you get for doing something good.
  2. Why are rewards important?
    • Rewards make us feel happy and proud of what we do.
  3. How do community leaders get rewarded?
    • They can get thanked, given gifts, or even medals for doing good things for their community.
  4. Do rewards make people feel good?
    • Yes, rewards make people feel happy and appreciated.
  5. What do community leaders do to get rewarded?
    • They help people, solve problems, and make their community better.
  6. Can anyone be a community leader?
    • Yes, anyone who helps others and makes their community better can be a leader.
  7. Do community leaders work alone?
    • No, they often work with other people to make big changes.
  8. What kinds of gifts do community leaders get?
    • They might get flowers, cards, or even special awards like medals.
  9. Do leaders always get rewarded with things?
    • Sometimes they also get claps and cheers from the people they help.
  10. Why do people say “thank you” to leaders?
    • Saying “thank you” is a way to show appreciation for their hard work.
  11. Can leaders be kids too?
    • Yes, even kids can be leaders by helping their friends and being kind.
  12. Do leaders only help their friends?
    • No, they help everyone in their community, even people they don’t know.
  13. How do leaders solve problems?
    • They talk to people, listen to their ideas, and find ways to fix things together.
  14. Do leaders always win prizes?
    • Not always, but they still feel good knowing they helped others.
  15. Why do we need community leaders?
    • We need leaders to make our neighborhoods safe, happy, and a better place for everyone to live


  1. Step 1: Revision
  2. Step 2: Introduction of New Topic
    • The teacher introduces the new topic by explaining what rewards are and why they are important.
    • Define “reward” as something good people get for doing something well, like helping others.
  3. Step 3: Group Discussion
    • The teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions by asking questions like:
      • “Can anyone tell me what a reward is?”
      • “Why do you think rewards are important?”
      • “How do you think community leaders are rewarded?”
    • The teacher corrects the pupils when and where necessary, providing guidance and examples to reinforce understanding.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Guide the discussion by asking open-ended questions.
  • Provide examples to illustrate key points.
  • Encourage participation from all students.

Learners Activities:

  • Listen actively to the teacher’s explanations.
  • Share their thoughts and ideas during the discussion.
  • Engage in group activities and discussions.


  • Observe students’ participation and comprehension during the discussion.
  • Ask individual students to define “reward” to assess understanding.
  • Use informal questioning to gauge students’ grasp of the topic.
    1. What is a reward? It’s a __________?
      • a) punishment
      • b) prize
      • c) toy
      • d) game
    2. Rewards make people feel __________.
      • a) sad
      • b) happy
      • c) angry
      • d) tired
    3. Community leaders help make their neighborhood a __________ place.
      • a) messy
      • b) crowded
      • c) better
      • d) noisy
    4. Leaders can get thanked or given __________.
      • a) food
      • b) books
      • c) gifts
      • d) toys
    5. Rewards can be like a __________ for doing something good.
      • a) prize
      • b) punishment
      • c) game
      • d) chore
    6. People say “thank you” to show __________ for leaders.
      • a) anger
      • b) happiness
      • c) sadness
      • d) frustration
    7. Leaders work with __________ to make changes.
      • a) friends
      • b) enemies
      • c) animals
      • d) people
    8. Leaders might get medals or __________ for doing good things.
      • a) shoes
      • b) flowers
      • c) shirts
      • d) hats
    9. Rewards make people feel __________ of what they do.
      • a) proud
      • b) ashamed
      • c) bored
      • d) sleepy
    10. Rewards can be like a __________ to say “good job.”
      • a) punishment
      • b) treat
      • c) scolding
      • d) game
    11. Leaders help make their __________ better.
      • a) school
      • b) neighborhood
      • c) bedroom
      • d) toy
    12. Saying “thank you” is a way to show __________ for leaders’ hard work.
      • a) happiness
      • b) sadness
      • c) anger
      • d) frustration
    13. Leaders help solve __________ in their community.
      • a) problems
      • b) games
      • c) movies
      • d) books
    14. Leaders can be __________ too.
      • a) cats
      • b) dogs
      • c) kids
      • d) toys
    15. We need leaders to make our neighborhood __________.
      • a) messy
      • b) happy
      • c) dirty
      • d) sad

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is a reward?
  2. Why are rewards important?
  3. How can community leaders be rewarded?
  4. Give an example of a reward you received.
  5. Why do people say “thank you” to leaders?
  6. Can you name a community leader?
  7. What kinds of gifts can leaders receive?
  8. How do rewards make people feel?
  9. Why do we need community leaders?
  10. How can you help your community?


  • The teacher goes round to mark and does the necessary corrections on the topic above.
  • Summarize the key points discussed during the lesson.
  • Encourage students to think about how they can be community leaders and help others.
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