The social studies curriculum for junior classes has been designed to encompass key topics in history, geography, civics, and economics to foster responsible citizenship and cultural awareness in students.
Over the academic year, students will explore major events and figures that have shaped our nation as well as examine the rights and responsibilities central to our democracy.
Additionally, the curriculum integrates global perspectives through units on cultural diversity, interdependence between societies, and the traditions of cultures around the world.
What is the social studies scheme of work for JSS 1 first term?
Here is a table showing the social studies scheme of work for JSS 1 first term:
|Introduction to Social Studies
|Definition of social studies, importance of social studies
|Brainstorming session on what students already know about social studies, class discussion on why social studies is important
|Basic Concepts in Social Studies
|Concepts like society, community, family, culture, norms, values
|Students list examples of societies, communities, families, and cultures they know about. Class discussion on social norms and values.
|The Individual and the Society
|Individual roles, rights, and responsibilities in society
|Role play different societal roles. Group work to list out the rights and responsibilities of individuals in society.
|Different social groups like family, peer group, age grade
|Students conduct short interviews with family members on rules in their family. Class debate on merits and demerits of peer influence.
|Need for social control and means of social control
|Case study analysis on how social norms and sanctions help maintain order in society.
|Agents of socialization like family, school, mass media
|Group discussion on how the agents of socialization shape individual personality and behavior.
|Review and Test
|Revision of terms covered so far
|Class quiz on key terms. Test on content covered in the first term.
What is the social studies scheme of work for JSS 1 Second term?
Here is a table showing the social studies scheme of work for JSS 1 second term:
|Types of family, Importance of family, Roles and responsibilities of family members
|Brainstorming, Class discussion, Drawing a family tree
|Homes in the locality
|Types of homes, Home address, and location
|Field trip, Mapping exercise
|Rules at home and in school
|Importance of rules, Consequences of breaking rules
|Transportation in the community
|Modes of transportation, Safety rules
|Traffic survey, Poster making
|Types of communication, Importance of communication
|Letter writing, Drama
|Trade and occupations
|Types of trade and occupations, Importance of different jobs
|Interview, Poster making
|Forms of money, Sources of money, Uses of money
|Classroom shop activity
What is the social studies scheme of work for JSS 1 third term?
Here is a table showing the social studies scheme of work for JSS 1 third term:
|Definition and functions of government
|Class discussion on the need for government. Students to list functions of government
|Quiz on functions of government
|Definition, types, and functions of political parties
|Students to research major political parties in Nigeria. Group presentations
|Test on political parties
|Meaning of elections, types of election
|Class debate on merits and demerits of different types of elections. Mock elections held in class
|Essay on the importance of elections
|Definition of constitution. Features of the Nigerian constitution
|Students to read excerpts from the Nigerian constitution. Quiz on key facts
|A short quiz on salient provisions of the constitution
|Fundamental human rights
|Types of human rights in the constitution
|Students roleplay scenarios involving human rights violations and redress
|Students are to list 5 fundamental human rights
|Meaning and significance of public holidays in Nigeria
|Students research on 3 major public holidays in Nigeria
|Short report presentation
|Revision of topics for the term
|Practice questions. Play games to review topics