Social Studies Lesson Plans

Social studies  lesson note for jss2

Scheme Of Work.

Week 1 & 2: Science, Technology and the Society 1

Week 3: Science, Technology and the Society 2

Week 4: Science, Technology and the Society 3

Week 5: Science, Technology and the Society 4

Week 6: Assertiveness 1

Week 7: National Economy I

Week 8: National Economy 2

Week 9: National Economy 3

Week 10: Finding Help

 lesson note on social studies for jss2

Below are the 2022 social studies lesson notes for jss2 third term

Week  1& 2

Topic: Science, Technology and the Society 1

Outline:

  • Meaning of Science and Technology
  • Importance of Science and Technology

Meaning of Science and Technology

Science and technology is a topic that encompasses science, technology, and the interactions between the two. Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of explanations and predictions about nature and the universe. Technology is the collection of techniques, methods or processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation, or any other consumer demands.

Science may drive technological development, by generating demand for new instruments to address a scientific question, or by illustrating technical possibilities previously unconsidered. In turn, technology may drive scientific investigation, by creating demand for technological improvements that can only be produced through research, and by raising questions about the underlying principles that a new technology relies on. To learn more, click here

 

Week 3

Topic: Science, Technology and the Society 2

Outline:

  • Types of traditional science and technology
  • Some traditional science and technologies influenced by modernization

Before the advent of modern science and technology, people who lived in traditional societies had their own science and technology. For instance, these people engaged in gathering of fruits by wandering in the bush and even hunting for animals using clubs, arrows, and stones and later Dane guns and catapults. Initially, they ate the animals killed raw but later with the discovery of fire through the scratching of stone with stone they started cooking their food through the use of fire. They engaged in the domestication of animals through the fringe range, cultivation of crops by the use of “crude” implements such as hoes, cutlasses etc. and in fact, they engaged in preventive and curative medication through the use of herbs.  To learn more, click here

 Week 4

Topic: Science, Technology and the Society 3

Outline: 

  • Meaning and uses of home appliances
  • The danger of wrong use of home appliances

Meaning and uses of home appliances:

Science, technology and society studies or science and technology studies(both abbreviated STS) is the study of how society, politics, and culture affect scientific research and technological innovation, and how these, in turn, affect society, politics and culture.

Home appliances are devices or machines, usually electrical, that are in your home and which you use to do jobs such as cleaning or cooking e.g. the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine, and other household appliances. Home appliances are electrical/mechanical machines which accomplish some household functions, such as cooling/heating, cooking or cleaning.

Home appliances can be divided into three classifications, which include:

  • Major appliances, or white goods
  • Small appliances,
  • Consumer electronics, or brown goods in regions with UK influence

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Week 5

Topic: Science, Technology and the Society 4

Outline:

  • Breakdown of appliances
  • Correct ways of using appliances

Breakdown of appliances

Occasional disturbances in the electricity network are inevitable. They can happen because of breakdowns in the line, planned outages or events beyond our control, such as thunderstorms.

1. Overvoltage

Overvoltage can be caused by:

  • lightning striking a house, a power line or an area nearby;
  • the switching on or off of power lines or substations.

Overvoltage causes most damage to the power units of electrical appliances such as televisions, set-top boxes or computers. A damaged power unit can sometimes also damage the appliance connected to it. Areas with regular thunderstorms or with a lot of overhead lines are at greater risk of overvoltage. Although our electricity system has surge protection devices installed, they do not always protect against lightning strikes. Lightning creates an electrical field that is very powerful and can cause overvoltage in power lines even if it does not strike the line directly. To learn more, click here

 

Week 6

Topic: Assertiveness 1

Outline: 

  • Meaning of Assertiveness
  • Difference between passive, aggressive and assertive

Meaning of Assertiveness

Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. In the field of psychology and psychotherapy, it is a learnable skill and mode of communication. It can also be defined as a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person’s rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one’s rights or point of view.

Assertiveness is a skill regularly referred to in social and communication skills training. Being assertive means being able to stand up for your own or other people’s rights in a calm and positive way, without being either aggressive, or passively accepting ‘wrong’. Assertive individuals are able to get their point across without upsetting others, or becoming upset themselves. To learn more, click here

 

Week 7

Topic: National Economy I

Contents

  1. Meaning of savings
  2. Reasons for savings
  3. Ways of saving in the past
  4. Modern ways of savings

Meaning of Savings

Savings is defined as the avoidance of excess expenditure. It is the portion of a person’s income that is not spent on consumption but kept to be used laterIt is part of income that is not spent. Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. It can be difficult to figure out simple ways to save money and how to use your savings to pursue your financial goals. This step-by-step guide to money-saving habits can help you develop a realistic savings plan.

Money is anything that is generally accepted as a medium of exchange. To learn more, click here

 third term jss2 social studies lesson note for third term 

Week 8

Topic: National Economy 2

Content:

  1. Meaning of bank
  2. Things people keep in the bank
  3. Types of banks
  4. Meaning of commercial banks
  5. Characteristics of commercial bank
  6. Meaning of central bank
  7. Characteristics of central bank
  8. Advantages of keeping money in the bank

Meaning of bank

A bank is a place where money and other valuables are kept.

Also, a bank is an establishment authorised by a government to accept deposits, pay interest, clear checks, make loans, acts as an intermediary in financial transaction, and provide other financial services to its customers. A bank is a financial institution licensed to receive deposits and make loans. Banks may also provide financial services, such as wealth management, currency exchange and safe deposit boxes. There are two types of banks: commercial/retail banks and investment banks. In most countries, banks are regulated by the national government or central bank. To learn more, click here

 

Week 9

Topic: National Economy 3

Content:

  • Means of communication – Traditional and Modern
  • Roles of communication in National Economy

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning “to share”) is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.

The main steps inherent to all communication are:

  1. The formation of communicative motivation or reason.
  2. Message composition (further internal or technical elaboration on what exactly to express).
  3. Message encoding (for example, into digital data, written text, speech, pictures, gestures and so on).
  4. Transmission of the encoded message as a sequence of signals using a specific channel or medium.

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