Social studies  lesson note for jss1 first term

Week 1

Topic: Introduction to Social Studies

Week 2

Topic: Social Environment 

Week 3

Topic: Family as the basic unit of society

Week 4

Topic: Culture and social values (1)

Week 5

Topic: Culture and Social Values II

Week 6

Topic: Socialization

Week 7

TopicFriendship

Week 8

TopicBehaviour that enhances Friendship

Week 9

TopicCommon Crimes

 Lesson Notes on Social Studies JSS1  First Term

 

Below are the 2022 complete social studies lesson notes for jss 1 first term

Week 1

Topic: Introduction To Social Studies

Content-

  1.                   Meaning
  2.                   Objectives and Scope
  3.                   Nature of Social Studies
  4.                   Importance of Social Studies

Meaning

Social studies can be defined as the study of man in his environment. It is the study of man and his relationships with other people around him, including all the natural resources in his environment.

Social studies assess man in his physical and social environment as well as the effects of science, technology and religion on him. Man in social studies refers to human beings.

Scope of Social Studies

Social studies have related subjects like economics, geography, political science, anthropology and psychology. Social studies, therefore, an integrated subject because of its many interwoven parts which give insight into what man is and everything connected to Man in his physical and social environments.

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Week 2

Topic: Social Environment 

Content-

  1.                Types of Social Environment
  2.                The Primary Environment
  3.                Characteristics of the Primary Environment
  4.                 The Family as a Primary Environment

Types of the major social Environment are:

  1. The Primary Environment
  2. The Secondary Environment

THE PRIMARY Environment

The members of a primary group are people who are very close, people who are closely related. Such members often remain close for a very long time, usually for life.

Members of this group usually have a strong feeling of belonging together. They share common emotional experiences and aspirations. Examples of primary groups are families, peer groups, age grades and kinship groups.

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Week 3

 

Topic: Family as the basic unit of society

Outline:

  • Characteristics of large and small family size
  • Benefits of large family size

Characteristics

Family size is a significant factor in child development, but must be considered as only one part of a larger picture, however. Other factors, such as the parents’ personality traits, and the gender and spacing of the children, contribute significantly to the formation of a child’s personality.

Large Family

Children of large families have a greater opportunity to learn cooperation at an early age than children of smaller families as they must learn to get along with siblings. They also take on more responsibility, both for themselves and often for younger brothers and sisters. In addition, children in large families must cope with the emotional crises of sibling rivalry, from which they may learn important lessons that will aid them later in life. This factor, however, may also be a disadvantage; either the older child who was “dethroned” from a privileged position or the younger child who is in the eldest child’s shadow may suffer feelings of inferiority. Children in large families tend to adopt specific roles in order to attain a measure of uniqueness and thus gain parental attention.

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Week 4

Topic: Culture and social values (1)

Content-

           1. Meaning of culture

           2. Importance of culture

           3. Features of culture

          4. Characteristics of culture

Meaning of Culture

This is the totality of the way of life of the people. It includes people’s beliefs, their way of worship, their arts and crafts, language, religion, dressing, the way of thinking, dancing, greeting and eating habits.

The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria’s multiple ethnic groups. The country has 527 languages, seven of them are extinct. Nigeria also has over 1150 dialects and ethnic groups. The six largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani in the north, the Igbo in the southeast, and the Yoruba predominate in the southwest, Efik – Ibibio, and Ijaw of the south-south.

The Edo people are most frequent in the region between Yorubaland and Igboland. Many of the Edo tend to be Christian. This group is followed by the Ibibio/Annang/Efik people of the coastal south of southern Nigeria and the Ijaw of the Niger Delta.

Nigeria’s other ethnic group, sometimes called ‘minorities’, are found throughout the country but especially in the north and the middle belt. The traditionally nomadic Fulani can be found all over West and Central Africa. The Fulani and the Hausa are predominantly Muslim while the Igbo are predominantly Christian and so are the Efik, Ibibio, and Annang people.

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Week 5

Topic: Culture and Social Values II

Content:

         1. Historical origin of major ethnic groups

         2. Culture similarities in Nigeria

         3. Cultural differences in Nigeria

Historical origin of major ethnic groups

The Hausas

Hausa is the biggest tribe in Nigeria they are the major inhabitants of about 10 state in Nigeria which includes; Bauchi, Borno, Niger, Taraba, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Sokoto with traces in several other parts of the country.

The myth of the origin of the Hausas began with the story of a man (Bayajidda) who ran away from the east to escape his father’s fury and stumbled on some people that happened to be the today’s Hausa.

The Yorubas are the second amongst other Nigeria tribes, The Yoruba spiritual heritage signifies that the Yoruba tribe are a unique people who were probably created at Ile-Ife. Legend holds that the creation was delegated by the sovereignty, Olodumare.

The name “Yoruba” is most likely an adaptation of ‘Yo ru ebo’, meaning “will venerate (make offerings to the) Orisha” Yoruba people remains one of the most travelled and advanced people from Western part of Africa.

The Igbos are the third largest tribe in Nigeria, they are the Nigeria industrialists. The Igbo myth of Origin traces their origin from Nri, the myth narrates how Eri, the hero of the Igbos descended from above with his wife Namaku, he sat on an ant-hill as the land was waterlogged.

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Week 6

Topic: Socialization

Contents:

  1. Meaning of Socialization 
  2. Stages of Socialization
  3. Significance of Socialization

  4. Agents of Socialization

Meaning of Socialization

Socialization can be defined as the process of acquiring new behaviour through interactions with other members of the society and also by direct learning from others.

Socialization is a long-life process because it goes on throughout one’s lifetime. It is a continuing process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behaviour, and social skills appropriate to his or her social position.

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Week 7

TopicFriendship

Contents:

  1. Meaning of friendship
  2. Factors that determine the choice of friends
  3. Qualities and behaviors that enhance friendship
  4. Factors that could destroy Friendship

Meaning of Friendship

Friendship is a state of being emotionally attached to another person, resulting from feelings of affection. It is also a warm and intimate relationship with someone you like and trust. Friends provide a basic source of happiness, pleasure and companionship. Friendship is a state of being emotionally attached to another person, resulting from feelings of affection. It is also a warm and intimate relationship with someone you like and trust. Friends provide a basic source of happiness, pleasure and companionship.

Friendship is a state of mutual trust and support between two or more people or between nations.

A friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations.

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Week 8

TopicBehaviour that enhances Friendship

Contents:

  • Positive and Negative peer pressure
  • Friendship development skills
  • Ways of enhancing friendship

Friendship is a state of being emotionally attached to another person, resulting from feelings of affection. It is also a warm and intimate relationship with someone you like and trust. Friends provide a basic source of happiness, pleasure and companionship.

Positive and Negative peer pressure

Almost everyone has experienced peer pressure before, either positive or negative. Peer pressure is when your classmates, or other people your age, try to get you to do something. It is so easy to give in to peer pressure because everyone wants to fit in and be liked. Especially when it seems like “everyone is doing it”. Sometimes people give in to peer pressure because they do not want to hurt someone’s feelings or they do not know how to get out of the situation so they just say “yes”.

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Week 9

TopicCommon Crimes

Contents:

  • Meaning
  • Causes
  • Effect

Meaning:

Crimes can be committed against persons or property, but all crimes carry a punishment for those who break the law. Federal, state, and local governments pass laws to establish what is acceptable behavior and what is not acceptable behavior within society.

The following is a list of some common crimes, felonies, and misdemeanors, with the most general explanations of the crimes. Click on the links below to read detailed descriptions of each of these crimes:

Accessory
A person is an accessory when they solicit, request, command pursues, or intentionally aid another person to engage in conduct that constitutes an offense.

Aggravated Assault
Aggravated assault is causing or attempting to cause serious bodily harm to another or using a deadly weapon during a crime.

 

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