Folk Tales II Civic Education Kindergarten (Age 5) First Term Lesson Notes Week 7

Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Civic Education

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Kindergarten (Age 5)

Term: First Term

Week: 7

Topic: Folk Tales II

Duration: 40 minutes

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Explain the meaning of folktale.
  2. Tell stories that help pupils appreciate one another irrespective of their gender.
  3. Identify lessons or morals from the stories.

Learning Activities:

  1. Pupils listen to another folktale told by the teacher.
  2. Each pupil tells a new story while others listen attentively.
  3. Pupils identify and discuss the lessons or morals from the stories.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Citizenship
  • Communication and Collaboration

Learning Resources:

  • Audio-visual resources
  • Storybooks
  • Picture books

Web Resources:

Lesson Plan Presentation

Set Induction:

  • Start with a brief recap of the previous folk tales lesson to engage the pupils and set the context.

Entry Behaviour:

  • Pupils have basic knowledge of what folktales are and have experience sharing simple stories.

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

  • Pupils have listened to and told folktales in a previous lesson.

Instructional Materials:

  • Storybooks with folktales
  • Picture books illustrating folktales
  • Video clips from YouTube


  1. Meaning of Folktale:
    • A folktale is a traditional story passed down through generations.
    • Examples include stories about animals, heroes, or wise old people.
  2. Telling Stories:
    • Pupils take turns telling a simple story.
    • Stories should highlight appreciation and respect for one another.
  3. Identifying Lessons/Morals:
    • Discuss the lessons or morals learned from the stories.
    • Examples include: Sharing is good, always tell the truth, be kind to others.

Learning Activities:

  1. Listening to a Folktale:
    • The teacher tells another engaging folktale and asks pupils to listen carefully.
  2. Pupils Telling Stories:
    • Each pupil tells a new short story while classmates listen.
  3. Discussion of Lessons/Morals:
    • Pupils identify and discuss the lessons or morals from the stories.

Presentation Steps:

Step 1: Recap Previous Folk Tales Lesson

  • The teacher briefly reviews the previous lesson on folktales.

Step 2: Introduction of New Folk Tales

  • The teacher introduces new folktales using storybooks and picture books.

Step 3: Pupils’ Contributions

  • The teacher allows the pupils to share their new stories.
  • The teacher guides and corrects the pupils as they tell their stories.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Tell a new folktale to the class.
  • Encourage each pupil to tell a new story.
  • Facilitate discussions on the lessons or morals from the stories.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen attentively to the teacher’s new folktale.
  • Take turns telling their own new stories.
  • Identify and discuss the lessons or morals from the stories.


  1. What is a folktale?
  2. Can you name a new folktale you have heard?
  3. Why do we tell folktales?
  4. What lesson did you learn from the teacher’s new story?
  5. Why is it important to listen to others’ stories?
  6. How can telling stories help us appreciate each other?
  7. What is one moral you learned from your classmate’s new story?
  8. How do folktales help us learn about our culture?
  9. Can you tell a new short story?
  10. What should we do when someone is telling a story?


  • The teacher checks pupils’ participation and understanding.
  • The teacher praises and corrects where necessary.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What does “folktale” mean?
  2. Name one new folktale you have heard.
  3. Why are folktales important?
  4. What did you learn from the new folktale we heard today?
  5. How do you feel when you tell a new story?
  6. Why is it good to listen to others’ stories?
  7. Can you share a new story that teaches kindness?
  8. What is a lesson you learned from a new folktale?
  9. How do folktales make us appreciate our friends?
  10. Why should we respect everyone’s stories?

Read More :

“The Wisdom of New Folk Tales”

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