Class Five Social Studies

Description

THEME: LIVING TOGETHER IN OUR COUNTRY, KENYA

Social Studies is the study of people and the environment in which they live. The environment contains resources that enable people to survive. As the people live and work together, they establish systems to facilitate relationship. Social Studies therefore, provides opportunities for learners to understand their environment and participate effectively in its activities. The course aims at providing the learners with knowledge, skills, desired attitudes and values, necessary in preparing them to live appropriately in the physical and social environments.

These also enables them to live as informed, knowledgeable and participating members of their local communities, nation and the world. Social Studies provides the learners with opportunity to appreciate the changing environment in which they live and realization of own place, privileges, rights and responsibilities as citizens. The knowledge gained exposes the learner to a broad variety of opinions and lifestyles. This process therefore facilitates the formulation, affirmation or reassessment of beliefs.

Social Studies attempts to explain to the learners their relationship with other people, institutions and their environment. The learner live in a family, play in a peer group, and make decisions about how they will relate with other people. The course also provides the learners with skills for productive problems solving, decision making, assessing issues and making of balanced value judgement.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand, use and manage the immediate environment for individual and national development
  • Identify, understand and respect own and other people’s culture
  • Recognize and understand the need for and importance of interdependence of people and nations
  • Identify and promote economic activities in the society

Topics for this course

75 Lessons45h 40m

THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) draw a map of Kenya b) describe the position of Kenya in relation to her neighbours c) stat the area of Kenya d) describe the shape of Kenya e) identify elements of a map and use them appropriately f) use 16 compass points to describe direction of places g) draw the 16 compass points
Lesson 1: Map Reading
Lesson 2: The 16 points of a compass
Lesson 3: Position of Kenya in relation to her neighbours
Lesson 4: Size and shape of Kenya
Lesson 5: Relief Features
Lesson 6: Drainage features
Lesson 7: Relief Regions of Kenya
Lesson 8: Influence of physical features on human activities
Lesson 9: Climate and characteristics of climatic regions of Kenya
Lesson 10: Influence of climate on human activities
Lesson 11: Soils of Kenya
Lesson 12: Uses of soil
Lesson 13: Causes of soil erosion
Lesson 14: Types of vegetation in Kenya
Lesson 15: Distribution of vegetation in Kenya
Lesson 16: Importance of vegetation

PEOPLE AND POPULATION?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) name and classify the main language groups in Kenya b) name other communities found in Kenya c) describe the origin of the language groups d) indicate the migration routes of the language group e) identify the settlement of the language groups f) describe the structure and composition of the population of Kenya g) describe the structure and composition of the population of Kenya h) describe the distribution of population in Kenya i) identify factors influencing population distribution j) identify sources of population data in Kenya k) explain the importance of population data

SOCIAL RELATIONS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) describe traditional form of education in society b) identify cultural artifacts c) explain the significance of the cultural artifacts d) identify other aspects of our culture that need to be preserved e) explain the meaning of agesets and age-groups f) explain the composition of age-sets and age-group g) list the functions of age-sets and age-groups h) identify how Kenyan communities interact at present i) identify how Kenyan communities interact at present j) appreciate the interdependence among communities in society

RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) describe how traditional methods of farming were used in food production b) identify some of the subsistence crops grown in Kenya c) identify the conditions influencing the growth of cash crops in Kenya d) recognize the uses and importance of growing cash crops e) name and locate areas where the cash crops are grown f) explain how irrigation is carried out in Mwea Tebere and Perkerra irrigation schemes g) identify the benefits of irrigation farming h) state the problems facing farmers in the irrigation schemes i) identify conditions and methods under which dairy, beef and poultry farming are carried out j) identify areas where beef, dairy and poultry faming k) state problems facing beef, dairy and poultry farming l) state the benefits of beef, dairy and poultry farming m) identify areas where pastoral farming is taking place n) list conditions favouring pastoralism

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND SYSTEMS?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify and appreciate the role of traditional leaders b) describe traditional forms of government c) appreciate the role of traditional governments in society d) explain the establishment of colonial rule e) describe colonial administration in Kenya f) state effects of colonial rule in Kenya g) describe the response of the Africans to colonial rule h) appreciate African’s response to colonial rule i) recognize and explain the role of political movements and associations in the struggle for independence j) appreciate the role of early leaders in the struggle for independence k) explain the events leading to attainment of independence l) explain how Kenya became a Republic m) identify and explain the political development the has taken plane in Kenya since independence n) Appreciate the political development that has taken

CITIZENSHIP?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify rights and responsibilities of Kenyan citizens b) explain the importance of good citizenship c) identify and recognize symbols of the Kenya nation

DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) name different types of democracy b) appreciate the importance of democracy

LAW, PEACE AND RECONCILIATION?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) appreciate the importance of the law and order in society b) identify the effects of lawlessness in society

THE GOVERNMENT OF KENYA?

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to: a) explain the process through which the constitution takes to be made, amended and reviewed b) describe the composition and functions of the Electoral Commission of Kenya c) describe the composition and functions of the three arms of the government d) identify the role of government in society e) list sources of government revenue f) describe the hierarchy and role of the provincial administration g) appreciate the role of administration in the country

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9 Courses

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Material Includes

  • Well organized lesson notes
  • Zoom live lessons
  • Self paced videos
  • Quizzes
  • Assignments

Target Audience

  • Standard Five Pupils (8-4-4 system of education in Kenya)