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WEEKLY ASSESSMENT

THIRD TERM E-LEARNING NOTE

SUBJECT: SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS: JSS3

SCHEME OF WORK

WEEKS TOPICS

  1. Revision of the last term’s work.
  2. The world and its people, continents and countries of the world.
  3. Minor races and their characteristics.
  4. Media expression
  • Types of media expression.
  • Media portrayal of gender.
  • Influence of the mass media on values and attitude.
  1. International Economic Co-operation
  • FESTAC
  • Meaning and message
  1. Revision
  2. JSCE Examination

 

 

WEEK 1 Date: …………………………….

 

REVISION OF LAST TERM’S WORK

 

WEEK 2 Date: …………………………….

TOPIC: THE WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE

 The sun is static while the Solar System revolves around it. The Solar System has eight planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. The list shows their nearness to the sun.

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The earth is the planet where man lives and is totally covered by the air. About 71% of the earth is covered with water while the remaining 29% is covered with land.

 

CONTINENT

The word continent refers to the large, unbroken landmass of the world. There are seven continents in the world; Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Antarctica.

Each of the continents except Australia and Antarctica is further subdivided into countries.

 

Evaluation Questions

  1. Mention the planets in the Solar System.
  2. Define continent with (2) two examples.

 

TOPIC: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

 Country is a political unit with a distinct system of government which is demarcated by political boundaries.

 

 

 

ASIA

This is the largest continent by size and population. It covers one-third of the total land surface of the world. She is bound by Oceans and is also surrounded by seas. Some of the countries in Asia are India, China, Soviet Union, Japan, Israel, Iraq, Korea etc. the major languages are Hindu, Russian, Chinese and

Arabic.

 

AFRICA

Africa is the second largest continent in the world with about 53countries Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Mali, Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire. Most of the people in Africa are blacks. The major languages in African are Bantu, Arabic, Swahili, Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo etc. However, Africa has two major official languages; English and French.

 

NORTH AMERICA

North America is the third largest continent in the world. It is mainly made up of the United States of America, Canada Mexico etc. Most of the present Americas are descendants of Europeans who migrated to their present locations. There are large group of African Americans who are descendants of African taken to North and South America as slaves but later given freedom.

The main language in this continent is English with French spoken in the North (Canada) and Spanish in the South (Mexico). It is a highly developed continent.

 

SOUTH AMERICA

South America is the fourth largest continent with 13 countries-Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela etc. the people of South America are descendants of people from Europe, Asia and Africa. The main languages are Portuguese and Spanish, though some speak English.

 

EUROPE

The whole land area of Europe is peninsula that is land area that stretches out into the sea. Like North America, it is a highly developed region. Some of the countries in Europe are Great Britain, Spain, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey. . The main languages in Europe are English, German, French, Spanish and Italian

AUSTRALIA: Australia is the smallest continent in the world. It is surrounded by the Indian and pacific oceans. Australia is a continent as well as a country. The major language in Australia is English.

REFERENCES

1.  Social studies for junior secondary schools volume III by Oyewole Oluwasola.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. There are ____ continent in the world (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 8 (d) 5
  2. The largest continent in the world is (a) Africa (b) North America (c) South America (d) Asia.
  3. The most populated country in the world is (a) South Africa (b) China (c) Mexico (d) Brazil.
  4. The most populated country in Africa is (a) Ghana (b) South Africa (c) Nigeria (d) Liberia
  5. The smallest continent in the world is __ (a) Asia (b) Africa (b) Europe (d) Australia

THEORY

1.  Define Continent

2.  Name the continents we have in the world and their countries.

 

WEEK 3 Date: …………………………….

TOPIC: MINOR RACES AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS

References: Social studies for junior secondary schools volume 3 by Arukpo, Mohammed, Ezegbe and Slan.

THE MEANING OF RACE

The word race is a term used to classify populations or human groups, which share a number of common features. These features have to do mainly with physical characteristic like colour, stature and shape.

People who belong to a particular race may share a common colour such as black, brown, white or red.

In stature, people may be huge or small, tall or short. The shape of the head and face may be broad or narrow, while that of the nose may be high, how, flat, broad or narrow. Peoples hair may be dark brown, black or white.

THE MINOR RACES AND THEIR CHARACTERISTIC

The minor racial groups are more located than the major one. These minor race include the san and Khorikhoi of southern Africa, the Australoid of Australia, the Ainus of Japan, the Pygmanoid or Nephrites of the America and the Polynesian or pacific Indians who dwell on the pacific islands of New Zealand, Hawaic, Samoa and Fiji.

The minor racial groups do have some distinctive characteristics. But generally, their characteristics, form part of the general characteristics of the major racial groups within which they are geographically located.

We may examine a few examples. The Aborigines of Australia or members of the Australoid race are both tall and short. They are dark in colour and have wavy or curly hair. They also have a lot of face and body hair, low forehead, deep-set eyes, prominent brow ridges, projecting jaws and long slender hands. Their noses are wide at the nostrils.

The pygmies are generally short in stature, with an average height of about 1.4 metres. Their skin colour is dark or chocolate brown rather than black. They grow strong beards, hairs at their chests and have large noses.

Members of the san race are yellow-brown in colour and small in nature.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. Where there is conflict, there is also (a) Obedience (b) Growth and development (c) Modernization (d) Break down of law and order.
  2. The absence of co-operation means (a) conflict (b) Community (c) Companionship.
  3. The act of one woman having several husbands is called ___ (a) Polyandry (b) Polygamy (c) Monogamy.
  4. The following are examples of modern health institution except____ (a) Clinic (b) Hospital (c) Herbal home (d) Dental Clinic.
  5. Through communication we pass___ from one person to another (a) Money (b) Gift (c) Information (d) Wealth.

 

THEORY

1.  Define Race.

2.  What are the characteristics of the minor races?.

 

WEEK 4 Date: …………………………….

TOPIC:  MEDIA EXPRESSION

REFERENCES

1.  Social studies for junior secondary schools volume 3 by Arikpo, Mohammed, Ezegbe and Salan

2.  Social studies or junior secondary schools volume 3 by Oluwasola Oyewole.

MEANING OF MEDIA EXPRESSION

Media expression refers to means of communicating with a large number of people spread over a wide area. We have printing and electronic media.

The printing media includes newspapers, magazine and journals. The electronic media includes radio and television. All these means of communication has reduced the whole world into a global village where we can know what is happening everywhere within a few minutes.

TYPES OF MEDIA EXPRESSION

We have two types of media expression. This includes the printing and electronic media. The printing media includes the newspapers, magazines and journals. The electronic media include the radio and television.

The influence of the mass media on values and attitudes.

  1. The mass media enables us to make our opinions known to other people.
  2. It gives us the opportunity to make our values and desires known to other people around us.
  3. The mass media enables the producers of goods and services to make their products known to the members of the public through the radio, television and newspapers.
  4. The mass media enables the people in the country to know the activities of the government.
  5. The mass media has greatly influenced our culture. It has enabled us to copy and emulate the cultures and traditions of people in the other countries.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. Values can be leant from (a) Music and Cinema (b) Noise making (c) thinking in the afternoon.
  2. Social change occurs when humanity (a) stagnate at present level (b) Moves to another level of existence (c) Sun and moon shining constantly.
  3. Barter is the exchange of (a) Cowries for goods (b) Goods for goods (c) Slaves for mantilla.
  4. Females and males have these in common (a) Emotions and protruded breast (b) Pregnancy and genitals (c) Desires and romantic feelings.
  5. Stereotyping means (a) Keeping each gender tied to particular roles (b) Exchange roles between females and male (c) Uniting then equally.

THEORY

1.  What is the meaning of media expression

2.  Discuss the influence of the mass media on values and attitudes.

 

WEEK 5 Date: …………………………….

TOPIC:  INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION

REFERENCES:

Social studies for junior secondary schools volumes 3 by Arukpo, Mohammed, Ezegbe, Salan.

FESTAC: Meaning and message. FESTAC means festival of Arts and culture. The second world black and African festival of Arts and culture was a very elaborate and all embracing world cultural festival held in Lagos from 15th January to 12th February, 1977.

The festival was attended by thousands of people from 56 countries of the world. It was the biggest gathering of blacks from all over the world for cultural festival.

AIMS OF FESTAC’ 77

FESTAC ‘ 77 was held to help achieve the following particular aims.

  1. To ensure the revival, propagation and promotion of black and Africa values, culture and civilization.
  2. To present black and Africa culture in its highest and widest conception.
  3. To bring to light the diverse contributions of black and Africa peoples to the universal currents of thoughts ad arts.
  4. To promote black and African artists, performers and writers and facilitate their world acceptance and their access to world outlets.
  5. To promote better international and inter-racial understanding.
  6. To facilitate a periodic return to origin in Africa by black artists, writers and performers taken to other continents.

THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FESTAC’ 77

  1. FESTAC helped to bring together many representatives of all peoples of the black race who are scattered all over the world.
  2. By coming together, they were able to appreciate their common origin, destiny and position in a world where they are despised and regarded as inferior to people of other races.
  3. FESTAC enabled peoples of black race to pool their efforts and talents in the fields of poetry, music and fine and applied arts, so that the world could better recognize and appreciate their contributions to world civilization.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. FESTAC’ 77 was held in ___ city of Nigeria (a) Ibadan (b) Enugu (c) Lagos (d) Port Harcourt.
  2. FESTAC’ 77 was attended by ____ countries of the world (a) 56 (b) 36 (c) 26 (d) 60.
  3. Which of these can cause conflict in the home (a) Faithfulness (b) Poverty (c) Understanding (d) Love.
  4. Through communication we pass ___ from one person to another (a) Money (b) Gift (c) Information.
  5. Specialized health center which cure for the teeth is ___ (a) Hospital (b) Maternity center (c) Clinic (d) Dental clinic.

THEORY

1.  Explain the aims of FESTAC’ 77.

2.  Discuss the achievements of FESTAC’ 77




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