Gender 1 and Issues in Child Care: Play Civic Education Kindergarten (Age 5) First Term Lesson Notes Week 1

Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Civic Education

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Kindergarten (Age 5)

Term: First Term

Week: 1

Topic: Gender 1 and Issues in Child Care: Play

Duration: 40 minutes

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the simple meaning of play.
  2. Discuss the meaning of gender.
  3. Identify each other’s gender (male or female).

Learning Activities:

  1. Pupils play and do things together as a group irrespective of gender to identify the meaning of play.
  2. Pupils in groups identify gender differences amongst themselves.
  3. Pupils in the same groups explain the meaning of gender differences.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Personal Development
  • Citizenship

Learning Resources:

  • Audio-visual resources
  • Toys
  • Charts
  • Picture books
  • Web resources (e.g., Prezi, YouTube video clips)

Lesson Plan Presentation

Set Induction:

  • Start with a fun song or game to engage the pupils.

Entry Behaviour:

  • Pupils know about playing and doing activities together.

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

  • Pupils often play with their friends regardless of gender.

Instructional Materials:

  • Toys for play activities
  • Charts showing boys and girls
  • Picture books about gender and play
  • Video clips from Prezi and YouTube


  1. Meaning of Play:
    • Play is when we do fun activities like games, running, and using toys.
    • Examples: Playing with a ball, building blocks, or drawing.
  2. Meaning of Gender:
    • Gender means whether someone is a boy or a girl.
    • Boys are male, and girls are female.
  3. Identifying Gender:
    • Look at each other and see who is a boy and who is a girl.
    • Talk about the differences we can see (e.g., clothing, hair).

Learning Activities:

  1. Group Play Activity:
    • Pupils play a simple game together, like passing a ball or building with blocks, to understand the meaning of play.
  2. Gender Identification:
    • Pupils sit in a circle and take turns identifying if their friends are boys or girls.
    • Use charts and pictures to help them see the differences.
  3. Explaining Gender Differences:
    • In groups, pupils discuss what makes boys and girls different and share their ideas with the class.

Presentation Steps:

Step 1: Revision of Previous Topic

  • The teacher revises the previous topic which was “Our Classroom”.

Step 2: Introduction of the New Topic

  • The teacher introduces the new topic “Gender and Play” using toys and charts.

Step 3: Pupils’ Contributions

  • The teacher allows the pupils to share their thoughts on play and gender.
  • The teacher guides and corrects the pupils as they discuss.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Show video clips about play and gender.
  • Lead the group play activity.
  • Facilitate group discussions on gender differences.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Participate in the group play activity.
  • Identify and discuss gender differences.
  • Share their ideas and listen to others.


  1. What is play?
  2. What is gender?
  3. Can you name one activity you like to play?
  4. Are you a boy or a girl?
  5. Can you name one difference between boys and girls?
  6. Why is play important?
  7. Can boys and girls play together?
  8. What do we use to play?
  9. How do we feel when we play?
  10. What do boys and girls have in common?


  • The teacher goes around to check pupils’ work.
  • The teacher praises and corrects where necessary.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What does play mean?
  2. What is a boy?
  3. What is a girl?
  4. Name a toy you like to play with.
  5. Can you play with your friends regardless of gender?
  6. Why is playing fun?
  7. Name one thing boys and girls can both do.
  8. What is one thing that makes boys and girls different?
  9. How do you feel when you play?
  10. Why do we play games?

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