SS1 Government Scheme of Work for First Term

SS1 Government Scheme of Work for First Term

The table below is the SS1 Government Scheme of Work for First Term.

Developed by the

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)



S/NTopic(s)Content
Sub: Theme
PRINCIPAL CONCEPTS
& PRINCIPLES:
1.Defining
Government:


(i) Characteristics
and Functions of
Government
a. Definition

b. Structure:
(i) legislative
(ii) executive
(iii) judiciary

c. Characteristics

d. Functions

e. Definition and
features of the state

f. Relationship
between state and
government
(ii) Government
as a Process or
Art of Governing
a. Government as
a process or an art

b. Policy formulation
and implementation

– rulemaking
– rule implementation
– rule adjudication
(iii) Government
as an Academic
Field of Study
a. Government as a
school subject

b. Why study
government

c. Some subfields of
government
– local government
– public administration
– International relations
2.Basic
Concepts

(i) Power
a. Definition of
power

b. The acquisition and
exercise of power

c. Forms of power:
– military
– political
– economic
(ii) Authoritya. Meaning of political
authority

b. Sources of political
authority

c. Differences between
power and authority
(iii) Legitimacya. Meaning of legitimacy

b. Factors that determine
legitimacy

c. Legitimacy as a factor
of stability of government
(iv) Sovereigntya. Two connotations of
sovereignty
– the state of political
independence
– the supreme power
in a state

b. Problem of locating
sovereignty

c. Limitations
(v) Democracya. Definition

b. Main features of
Democracy
(vi) Political
Culture and
Political
Socialization
a. The meaning of
political culture

b. Components of
political culture

c. Meaning of
political socialization

d. Agents of
political socialization
(viii) Communalisma. Meaning of
Communalism

b. Features
(viii) Feudalisma. Definition of
feudalism

b. Features

c. Merits &
demerits
(ix) Capitalisma. Meaning of
capitalism

b. Essential features
of capitalism

c. Differences between
capitalism and socialism

d. Merits & demerits
(x) Socialisma. Meaning of socialism

b. Features of socialism

c. Merits & demerits
(xi) Oligarchya. Meaning of oligarchy

b. Features of oligarchy

c. Types of oligarchy
(xii) Communisma. Definition

b. Origin & development

c. Principles

d. Relationship between
Socialism & Communism
(xii) Fascisma. Definition of fascism

b. Characteristics of
fascism
(xiv) Totalitarianisma. Meaning of
totalitarianism

b. Characteristics of
totalitarianism



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