Government Scheme of Work for SS 1 Federal

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Government Scheme of work 1

Senior Secondary Teaching Scheme Humanity. Federal Government Scheme of Work for SS 1 – delegated legislature Schemeofwork


1DEFINITION OF SUBJECT MATTER Government as an institution of state, Government as a process or act of governing Government as an academic field of study.  Teacher asks students to identify structures of authority in their family, school, and school clubs. Teacher leads discussion on government as a process. Teacher leads discussion on government as a field of study.
2BASIC CONCEPTS OF GOVERNMENT Power AuthorityLegitimacy SovereigntyTeacher leads discussion on how power is acquired and exercised.Teacher leads the students to differentiate between political power and authority. Teacher leads discussion on legitimacyTeacher leads discussion on the concept of sovereignty
3DEMOCRACY Meaning of democracyPolitical culturePolitical socializationTeacher leads discussion on democracyTeacher arrange debate on the attitudes of Nigerians to politicsTeacher leads students to identify agents of political socialization.
4BASIC CONCEPTS CONTINUED Political participation CommunalismFeudalismTeacher leads discussion on communalismTeacher leads discussion on feudalism  
5BASIC CONCEPTS  (Contd) Capitalism Social;ismTeacher leads discussion on capitalism Teacher leads discussion on socialism Teacher leads students to discuss the similarities and differences between capitalism and socialism
6BASIC CONCEPTS  (Contd) Communism Fascism TotalitarianismTeacher leads students to discuss communism, fascism and totalitarianism
7TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT Unitary : Meaning Characteristics Advantages and disadvantages  Teacher leads discussion on unitary system of government Teacher mentions countries where unitary system is practiced
8TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF GOVERNMENT Parliamentary  System of GovernmentPresidential System of GovernmentComparison of parliamentary  and presidential systems of government     Teacher leads discussion on parliamentary or cabinet system of governmentTeacher mentions countries where the system is practicedTeacher leads discussion on presidential system of government using Nigeria as an example. Teacher leads discussion on the similarities and differences of presidential and parliamentary system of government.
9TYPES OF GOVERNMENT CONTINUED Confederal System of Government/ meaning  Monarchy Comparison of Federalism and ConfederalismTeacher leads discussion on Confederal system of GovernmentTeacher mentions countries where the system is practicedTeacher leasd discussion on MonarchTeacher mentions countries where the system is practicedTeacher leads discussion on the similarities and differences of Feudalism and Confederal system of government.
10ORGANS OF GOVERNMENT Legislative: Meaning Types of Legislature Functions of legislatureTeacher leads discussion on legislation Teacher leads students to state assembly on excursion
11ORGANS OF GOVERNMENT Executive: Meaning Types FunctionsTeacher leads discussion on executive organ of government. Teacher leads students to state secretariat on excursion
12ORGANS OF GOVERNMENT Judiciary Functions of the Judiciary Independence of the JudiciaryTeacher leads discussion on Judiciary Teacher organises excursion to a law court.


1CONSTITUTION Definition/meaning of constitution Sources of constitution  Teacher leads discussion on constitution as it applies to a country, clubs, and society.  
2CONSTITUTION CONTINUED Functions of constitutionFeatures of constitutionTeacher leads discussion on functions and features of constitution
3TYPES OF CONSTITUTIONS Written and unwritten constitutionRigid and flexible constitutionUnitary and federal constitutionTeacher leads discussion on types of constitution.
4CONSTITUTIONALISM Meaning /functions of constitutionalismImportance of constitutionalism The relationship between constitution and constitutionalismTeacher leads discussion on the importance of constitution to a country, school and school clubs.   
5BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT Rule of law – Definition Basic PrinciplesProblems or limitation of rule of law. Fundamental Human Rights – Meaning/ Definition Origin and Importance of Human RightsTeacher leads discussion Rule of Law – highlighting the interpretation. Teacher leads discussion on fundamental human rightsTeacher organises an excursion to human right commission. 
6BASIC PRINCIPLES CONTINUED Various ways/means of safe guarding human rightsTeacher leads discussion on various ways of safe guarding human rights
7SEPARATION OF POWER Meaning of separation of power Principles of checks and balancesPurpose of separation of powerRelationship between separation of powers and check and balance.  Teacher organises drama on how separation of power is practiced. Teacher demonstrates how checks and balances can be practiced. Discusses the relationship of both concepts.
8REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT Meaning/Definition of representative government. Features of a representative government Advantages and disadvantages of Representative GovernmentTeacher leads discussion on Representative GovernmentTeacher leads discussion on advantages and disadvantages of representative government
9CENTRALIZATION AND DECENTRALIZATION Meaning/Definition Differences between centralize and decentralizeTeacher leads discussion on centralized and decentralized activities of the State and Federal Government
10 THEORY OF DELEGATED LEGISLATURE Meaning/Definition of delegated legislatureForms of delegated legislature Control of delegated legislaturesAdvantages and Disadvantages of delegated legislature Teacher leads discussion on delegated legislatureTeacher cites example of delegated legislature in school.

enior Secondary Teaching Scheme Humanity. Federal Government Scheme of Work for SS 1 Schemeofwork


1CITIZENSHIP Meaning and definition of citizenship Methods of acquisition of citizenship Rights, duties and obligations of a citizenDifferences between a citizen and a non citizen.Teacher leads discussion on citizen. Teacher leads discussion on difference between a citizen and a non citizen.  
2POLITICAL PARTY Meaning/ Definition of Political PartyOrganisation of Political Party Types of Political party (Mass, Elite, Charismatic, Broker Parties etc) Functions of Political PartyTeacher leads discussion on Political Parties Teacher asks students to mention political parties in Nigeria.
3PARTY SYSTEMS Meaning and definition of Party systemTypes of Party systemCharacteristics of party system.Teacher leads discussion on Party System
4PARTY SYSTEM CONTINUED Advantages and disadvantages of: One systemTwo party system Multi party systemTeacher leads discussion on advantages and disadvantages of one, two and multi-party system.  
5PRESSURE GROUPS Meaning and definition of pressure groupTypes of pressure groupCharacteristics of pressure groupTypes of pressure groupsTeacher leads discussion pressure group. Teacher asks students to give examples of pressure group. 
6PRESSURE GROUPS Functions of pressure groupProblems of pressure groupDifference between pressure group and political parties.  Teacher leads discussion on functions, problems and difference between a pressure group and political parties. 
7PUBLIC OPINION Meaning and definition of public opinion Formation of public opinion Measurement of public opinionTeacher leads discussion on public opinionTeacher leads students to express their views on some important issues of public interest
8ELECTORAL PROCESS (ELECTION) Meaning and definition of electionPurpose of electionOrganisation of election (features & stages)Teacher leads discussion on Electoral ProcessTeacher embarks on excursion with students to electoral commission office.
9SUFFRAGE/FRANCHISE Meaning/definition of suffrage/franchise Development of suffrage/franchiseTypes of suffrage/franchisePurpose of suffrage/franchiseTeacher leads discussion on suffrage/franchiseTeacher leads discussion on types and purpose of suffrage/franchise.  
10TYPES OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM Simple majority Absolute majorityProportional representationDirect and indirect systemTeacher leads discussion on types of electoral system  
11ELECTORAL COMMISSION/ELECTORAL OFFICIALS Meaning of Electoral CommissionRoles/functions and duties of the commissionProblems facing Electoral CommissionTeacher leads discussion on the role and functions of an electoral commission. Teacher leads discussion on the functions of an electoral commissionTeacher leads students to discuss problems facing electoral commission.

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