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Social Studies Lesson Note for JSS1 (Third Term) 2023

Social Studies lesson note for JSS1 Third Term is now available for free. The State and Federal Ministry of Education has recommended unified lesson notes for all secondary schools in Nigeria, in other words, all private secondary schools in Nigeria must operate with the same lesson notes based on the scheme of work for Social Studies.

Social Studies lesson note for JSS1  Third Term has been provided in detail here on schoolings.org

Social Studies Lesson Note for JSS1 (Third Term) [year] 1

For prospective school owners, teachers, and assistant teachers, Social Studies lesson note is defined as a guideline that defines the contents and structure of Social Studies as a subject offered at SS level. The lesson note for Social Studies for SS stage maps out in clear terms, how the topics and subtopics for a particular subject, group works and practical, discussions and assessment strategies, tests, and homework ought to be structured in order to fit in perfectly, the approved academic activities for the session.

To further emphasize the importance of this document, the curriculum for Social Studies spells out the complete guide on all academic subjects in theory and practical. It is used to ensure that the learning purposes, aims, and objectives of the subject meant for that class are successfully achieved.

Social Studies Lesson note for JSS1 carries the same aims and objectives but might be portrayed differently based on how it is written or based on how you structure your lesson note. Check how to write lesson notes as this would help make yours unique.

The JSS1 Social Studies lesson note provided here is in line with the current scheme of work hence, would go a long way in not just helping the teachers in carefully breaking down the subject, topics, and subtopics but also, devising more practical ways of achieving the aim and objective of the subject.

The sudden increase in the search for JSS1 Social Studies lesson note for Third Term is expected because every term, tutors are in need of a robust lesson note that carries all topics in the curriculum as this would go a long way in preparing students for the West African Secondary Examination.

This post is quite a lengthy one as it provides in full detail, the Social Studies approved lesson note for all topics and sub-topics in Social Studies as a subject offered in JSS1.

Please note that Social Studies lesson note for JSS1 provided here for Third Term is approved by the Ministry of Education based on the scheme of work.

I made it free for tutors, parents, guardians, and students who want to read ahead of what is being taught in class.

JSS1 Social Studies Lesson Note (Third Term) 2023

SCHEME OF WORK FOR THIRD TERM

SUBJECT: SOCIAL STUDIES

CLASS: JSS ONE

WEEK ONE:    Revision of last term’s work

WEEK TWO:   Negotiation 1 – (a) meaning of negotiation

(b) Situations that may need negotiation

(c)  Steps in successful negotiation

WEEK THREE:  Negotiation 2- (a) factors that influence negotiation

(b) Negotiation and refusal skills techniques

(c) Advantages of negotiation

WEEK FOUR:   STIS/HIV/AIDS – (a) meaning

(b) Causes

(c) Effects

WEEK FIVE:  Social issues and problems:

Examination malpractices   –   (a) meaning

(b) Causes

(c) Effects

(d) Solutions

WEEK SIX:      Cultism –     (a) meaning

(b) Causes

(c) Effect

(d) Solutions

 

WEEK SEVEN:  National unity and integration – (a) meaning

(b)Needs

(c) Importance

 

WEEK EIGHT:   Influence of man in the environment

WEEK NINE:     Environmental problems

WEEK TEN:       Revision

WEEK ONE

 

TOPIC: COMMON SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN NIGERIA

(REVISION OF LAST TERM’S WORK)

These are recurrent Problematic behaviors in the society.

Such problems include;

üexamination malpractices

ücultism

üelectoral malpractice

üjuvenile delinquency

üdrug addict

ü corruption

üinternet fraud

ü prostitution

üMaterialism

üHIV/AID

üCrime

ülack of cooperation

üHuman and drug trafficking

üInternet fraud

üArmed robbery

üReligious and ethnic conflict e t c

 

 

ABSTINENCE

Abstinence is a deliberate decision not to engage in any form of sexual intercourse.

 

Benefits of abstinence are:

  • It preserve someone’s virginity
  • It helps one to be focus in pursuing life goals
  • It prevent unwanted pregnancy
  • It prevent HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases

EVALUATION

  • Define Contemporary social problems in Nigeria
  • Highlight 10 common social problems in Nigeria
  • What is Abstinence?
  • What are the benefits of Abstaining from sexual intercourse

ASSIGNMENT

üWrite the full meaning of the following:

  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • STD

üState 5 reasons for abstaining from sexual intercourse

WEEK TWO

TOPIC: NEGOTIATION 1

 

Negotiation can be defined as a process where two or more people reach an agreement through discussion and compromise.

 

 

SITUATION THAT MAY NEED NEGOTIATION

 

üLACK:  Lack of funds to finance the family can lead the head of the family to borrow money either in cooperative or from friends; this will lead to negotiation on how to refund such money

 

üSICKNESS:  Chronic disease can lead someone to negotiate

üNeed to deal with pear pressure

üNeed to attend spiritual programs  in church

üNeed to pass an examination

üNeed to participate in team game

 

STEPS IN SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATION

1.State your position: analyze what you want or need

2.Have a listening hear: always listen to other people’s view or position

3.Investigate other people’s need or want

4.Re-state other people’s need or want to be sure you understood

5.Brainstorm a win-win solution that will work for both of you

6.Agree on a situation

7.Get an intermediary who is an adult to intervene when physical force is involved

 

EVALUATION:

  • Define Negotiation
  • What are the situation that may needs  Negotiation?
  • Highlight the steps in successful negotiation

ASSIGNMENT:

üExplain with examples 5 situations that may needs negotiation in our                                                                                         Contemporary world (Nigeria)

WEEK THREE

TOPIC: NEGOTIATION 2

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE NEGOTIATION

  • Ability to uphold one’s value
  • Having a  good relationship  with others
  • Creating a compromise:   taking a  stand on one’s agreement
  • Making use of body language
  • Empathy:   having compassion and feelings for other people.
  • Tolerance
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NEGOTIATION AND REFUSAL SKILLS TECHNIQUES (SWAT)

S –          Say no effectively and stand on your decision

W- Why:  give a clear reasons for your decision

A-  Alternative: suggest an alternative

T – Talk it out: in a clear statement ‘discuss your feelings

 

ADVANTAGES OF NEGOTIATION

 

I.It helps in communicating ones feeling and needs in an honest and appropriate way

II.It enhances self- respect

III.It helps in arriving at peaceful agreement

IV.It enhances positive interactions

V.It promote inter-personal relationship

VI.It provides opportunity for compromise.

 

EVALUATION:

  • What are the factors that influence Negotiation?
  • State the Negotiation techniques
  • Highlight 5 advantages of Negotiation

ASSIGNMENT:

üWrite out the techniques needed for a successful negotiation and explain in detail

WEEK FOUR

 

TOPIC: STIS/HIV/AIDS

STIS:   Sexually Transmitted Diseases

HIV:

H – Human: it can only infect human being

I – Immuno- Deficiency: the virus weakens the immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infections

 

V – Virus: A virus can only reproduce itself by taking over a cell in the body of its hosts

 

Therefore: the final stage of HIV is AIDS

 

 

 

AIDS:

A- Acquired : AIDS is not inherited  but it is acquired after birth either by parents or other means

I –   Immuno  : Your body immune system includes the organs and cells that works to fight off infections or diseases

D– Deficiency: You acquire AIDS when your immune system is not working the way it should

S – Syndrome :  A syndrome is a collection of symptoms and signs of diseases

 

 

CAUSES OF HIV/AIDS

üThrough blood transfusions, blood products, tissue transplants that are contaminated

üThrough sexual intercourse with an infected person

üBeing born by an infected mother: it can be pass from an infected mother to an innocent child during pregnancy, birth or during breastfeeding

üContact between broken skin, or wounds of an infected person

üDeep open mouth kissing if the person with HIV has sores or bleeding gums.

üEating food that has been pre-chewed by an HIV infected person, through this infected blood mixed with food while chewing and the virus can be transferred

üSharing of sharp objects such as razor blades, needles, barbing clippers etc with an infected person

 

 

EFFECTS OF HIV/AIDS

üThere will be increase in medical bills

üReduction in manpower need: victim of HIV/AIDS will not be effective in their duties

üThere will be increase in children drop out in schools: An infected child will not be able to complete his/her education because of constant illness likewise a parent infected with HIV/AIDS will not be effective at work and eventually lost their job

üEventually loss of life

üIt may lead to divorce: if the wife or husband is infected it can lead to total separation.

üIt leads to psychological problems due to deep thinking of the victim.

 

EVALUATION:

  • Give the full meaning of the following and explain:

i.STIs

ii.HIV

iii.AIDS

  • State the causes of HIV/AIDS
  • Highlight the effects of HIV/AIDS

 

ASSIGNMENT:

üList 5 symptoms of HIV/AIDS

üIs it true that there is vaccine for the total cure of HIV/AIDS?

 

 

WEEK FIVE

TOPIC: SOCIAL ISSUES AND PROBLEMS

Social issues and problems are recurrent problematic behavior of our society. Such problems include; Examination malpractices, cultism, electoral- malpractices, drug addict, juvenile delinquency ,HIV/AIDS, religious and ethnic conflict, corruption, prostitution, kidnapping etc.

EXAMINATION MAL- PRACTICES.

EXAMINATION: An examination is a formal way of passing through a written, spoken or practical test in order to acquire a certificate.

MALPRACTICE: This is an illegal, wrong or careless act which is against the normal behavior or practice of a given society.

EXAMINATION MAL-PRACTICE:  This can therefore be defined as illegal methods by students to pass examination and acquire certificate.

CAUSES OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES.

vLaziness

vLove of money

vInadequate facilities in schools

vIncompetence teachers

vParental influence

vActivities of corrupt school owners.

EFFECT OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

vFall in standard of education: Most of the people in-charge to implement educational policy is corrupt due to their selfish interest in power and this has a great effect on educational sector because they will not fully dis-charge their duty. Such people include; school owners, administrators, teachers, commissioners for education and other hosts in educational sector.

vIncompetence professionals: Teaching profession is of two types; the teachers and the cheaters’ the cheaters are unqualified teachers who through dubious means acquire certificate and not performing as expected of a graduate. More so , a teacher is a well- trained  person who pass through educational school and acquire certificate. Likewise we have so many professionals such as Doctors, accountant, Engineers, e t c that cannot perform well in their duty post.

vIncrease in corruption: the rate at which corruption is increasing every day in Nigeria is alarming

vLoss of confidence in public Examination: Certificate are dis-regarded in most organization, they prefer to conduct series of interviews, practical or oral in order to pick an applicant that is competence enough to work in such organization because of lack of confidence in certificate in our society.

vIt dis-courage diligence and hard work: when a student discover that there is short cut to obtain a good certificate, they will not follow the right path of diligence and hard work in schools.

 

 

SOLUTIONS TO EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES.

 

ØSevere punishment for student caught engaging examination malpractices

ØResponsible and honest people should be appointed as Examination bodies conducting any external examination such as WAEC, NECO, JAMB etc

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ØSchools perpetrating examination malpractices should be sanction and blacklisted(banned)

ØDiligent and hardworking students should be rewarded

ØThere should be provision of more facilities in schools to aid learning.

EVALUATION:

  • What are social issues and problems?
  • Define Examination mal practices?
  • What are the causes of examination malpractices?
  • State the effects of examination malpractices
  • Highlight the solutions to examination malpractices

 

ASSIGNMENT:

Questions related to the topic in Fundamental facts Social Studies work book

WEEK SIX

TOPIC:  CULTISM

A cult is an organized group formed to alleviate some problems which they think the larger society cannot solve.

Secret cults are organization whose objectives are not made public and members are under an oath.

 

ORIGIN OF CULTISM IN NIGERIA

The origin of cultism is traceable to pirate confraternity founded by Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and other people like; Prof. Olumuyiwa Awe, Ralph Opara , Nathaniel oyelola , Ifegbale  Amata and others. The Latin meaning of pirate is ‘Attacker’ .This group was founded at university college Ibadan in 1953. There motive then was patriotic and progressive with a very good intention of ending tribalism and colonialism in Nigeria but now reverse is the case, they are now known for, killing ,rituals, violence, fighting ,attacking nonmembers                 ( lecturers and students) ,physical torture during initiation of new members e t c.

 

 

CAUSES OF CULTISM.

 

ØInfluence of friends: many students are influenced by intimate friends who they feel they cannot but obey.

ØCrave for power: many youth in Nigeria join cult for the sake of having some power, they want the lecturers, teachers or students to fear them. Also, they search for power so that nobody will oppress them in any form.

ØSearch for security: To many of the youth, they join cult because they feel it will give them peace and protection from every form of harassment from lecturers and other cult members.

ØSearch for love: many youth join cult because they want to be love by their fellow members

 

EFFECTS OF CULTISM

 

üFall in standard of education: Lecturers that are threatened by cult members awards marks freely to cult members in order to save their lives.

üIt frightens and abuse the right of a weaker person: cult members oppress non-members and deprive them of their rights on campuses(school)

üBreak down of law and order: Cultism leads to killing, fighting, chaos e t c whenever a cult member attacks themselves or other students on campus, it disturbs the peace of the school and the lives of innocent students are at risk.

üProblems in maintaining discipline: most school authority finds it so difficult to enforce discipline on cult members because of the fear of been attack by various cult members and this encourages all form of lawlessness and indiscipline in schools and campuses.

 

SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEM OF CULTISM IN SCHOOLS

  • Students should be careful and vigilant of the type of friends they move with because evil communication corrupt good manners
  • The Government should declare campuses cultism a criminal offence and enact a law with appropriate punishment for offenders.
  • Parents should give more time to proper up bring of their children at early stage
  • More enlightenment campaigns on the danger of cultism
  • Religious groups particularly the Christians and Muslims should organize more programs for youth

 

 

 

EVALUATION:

  • Define the following:

a)Cult

b)Secret cult

  • Give a detail of the origin of cultism in Nigeria
  • What are the causes of cultism
  • State the effect of cultism in Nigeria
  • Highlight the solutions to Cultist activities in Nigeria

 

ASSIGNMENT:  1. As a student’s profound 5 solutions to cult activities in

Nigeria

 

 

WEEK  SEVEN

TOPIC: NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION

 

National unity and integration can be defined as a situation where every Nigerian works as a team in order to achieve a common goal regardless of the cultural background.

NEEDS FOR NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION

  • Multi-ethnic structure of the country: Nigeria as a country has over 300 ethnic groups with different languages. All these ethnic groups can work as a team if there is unity.
  • Pre –amalgamation experience: The northern and the southern protectorates were amalgamated to form Nigeria in 1914.Before amalgamation, each society that makes up Nigeria had its own method of administration

 

IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION

 

  • It promotes peace: A united Nation will experience peace and tranquility and this will put an end to tribalism and nepotism.
  • It promotes Economic Development: Absence of conflict will produce a peaceful environment which will encourage foreigners and local investors to set up industries in the country. More so, this will lead to creation of more jobs, revenue and increase in per capital income.
  • It minimizes unemployment: It will be very easy for any Nigerian to secure job in any part of the nation in the face of unity and integration.
  • It promotes political stability: struggle for power by all tribes in Nigeria will stop if all are united and any leader elected will represent the nation well rather than their tribe or family.
  • It also prevents all forms of corruption: In a country where there is unity, all forms of social problems like; embezzlement of public funds, bribery, and electoral fraud will disappear.

 

EVALUATION:

  • Define National unity and integration
  • State the needs for national unity and integration
  • Give 5 importance of National unity and integration

 

ASSIGNMENT: questions related to the topic in Fundamental facts  Social Studies work book

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WEEK EIGHT

TOPIC: INFLUENCE OF MAN IN THE ENVIRONMENT

 

An environment comprises of everything within our surroundings

Man environment is divided into two. Namely;

vPhysical environment

vSocial environment

Physical environment are all natural and non-natural things around us that is;

Immediate environment.

Examples of Natural things (things created by God) are: mountains, hills, oceans, desert, valleys, forest , grassland, rivers e t c

Examples of Non-natural things (man-made) are: roads, police stations, tables, chairs, computer, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals   e t c

Social environment are groups of people with different culture an individual interact with in the environment.

Examples are; language, mode of dressing of an individual, norms, political institution, religious institution e t c.

 

 

INFLUENCE OF MAN IN THE ENVIRONMENT  HE LIVES

vConstruction activities: Man has been able to construct roads on low lands and bridges on rivers just like the third mainland bridge in ikoyi Lagos state

vReclamation of land: Science and technology has helped man to in turning riverine areas to housing estates. Examples of this is the reclamation of part of victoria island in Lagos from water and Victoria garden City in Ajah to the most beautiful estate in Nigeria.

vIrrigation activities: Farmers are now enjoying waters for smooth and efficient work in the desert especially the northerners.

vDrainage: man has greatly influence his environment through water movement to canals, and drainage to prevent floods.

vAfforestation programmes: man engage in tree planting to eradicate desert encroachment

 

EVALUATION:

 

I.Define an environment.

II.List the types of environment.

III.Explain with examples the types of environment.

IV.State the influence of man in his environment.

 

ASSIGNMENT: How can man influence his environment? Explain in detail with examples.

WEEK NINE

TOPIC: ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM

Environmental problem are problem caused by nature and man within our surroundings.

Types of environmental problems

1.Natural environmental problems

2.Man-made environmental problem

 

Natural environmental problem are:

1.Drought: it means absence of rainfall over a long period of time in a particular place.

 

Cause of drought

  • Lack of rainfall
  • Lack of cloud cover
  • Low humidity; sudden changes in the climate of a particular place.

Effects of draught

  • It causes streams or rivers to dry.
  • It affects human beings and live stock
  • It causes food shortage.
  • It also have effect on plants

2.Earthquake :  it refers to a sudden release of energy in earth crust. This cause a great damage to buildings and other infrastructures.

 

Causes of earthquake

  • It is caused by volcanic activities
  • Landslides
  • Mine blasts and nuclear tests.

 

3.Cyclone: this is a violence rotating windstorm

4.Hurricane: this is a powerful storm with strong winds and heavy rains.

5.Tornado: This is a violent and rotating column of air in contact with the ground. It is always in form of a narrow funnel.

6.Flooding: this is a situation where a large of water settles on dry land meant for human beings.

 

Causes of flooding

 

  • Blockage of drainage and culverts
  • Excessive rainfalls
  • Erection of building on water channels
  • Improper urban planning etc.

 

Effects of flooding

  • Disruption of economic activities.
  • Dislocation f people.
  • Washing away of roads.
  • Destruction of lives and properties.
  • Spread of water borne diseases.etc.

 

Man-made Environmental problems.

1.Air pollution:  this is the release of unwanted and dangerous substances like fumes, smoke, and dust into the atmosphere.

 

Causes

  • Dust and soot from industries.
  • Release of mist from coal mining and cement factories
  • smoke

 

Effects

 

  • Impaired health likes; lung and skin cancer, eyes irritation
  • Climatic variation
  • Acid rain.

 

2.Water pollution: this is the release of pollutants i.e. chemicals into water-rivers ,oceans , seas etc.

 

Causes

  • Oil spillage
  • Discharge of chemicals into water.

 

3.Land pollution: This involves the contamination of land with toxic substances.

 

Causes

 

  • Oil spillage on land

 

4.Deforestation: This is the indiscriminate felling of trees and clearing of vegetation.

 

Effects of Environmental Problems.

vLoss of lives and properties.

vDestruction of animals and plants

vSpread of diseases

vLow agricultural productivity etc.

Solutions to environmental problems

vEducation: government should educate the citizen on the effect of man-made environmental problems such as; air pollution.

vSanctions: sanctions should be placed on citizens that violate the law of environmental pollution, this will help in controlling man-made environmental problems.

vTree planting exercise: government should continue tree planting programme and they should also encourage citizen to plant trees.

vLocalization of industries: industries should be sited in designated areas for easy monitoring of their activities.

vProper disposal of wastes and sewage:  government should intensify effort to discourage indiscriminate burning and disposal of wastes. A designated site should be provided at a strategic place for dumping of refuses.

EVALUATON:

vWhat are environmental problems?

vList the types of environmental problems

vState and explain natural environmental problems

vState and explain man-made environmental problems.

vHighlight 5 effects of environmental problems.

vProfound 5 solutions to environmental problems.

 

ASSIGNMENT:

 

1.State two effect of environmental problems and explain.

2.Profound 3 solutions to environmental problems in Nigeria.

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