COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS1

Computer studies as a school taught subject goes beyond learning how to use the computer and programming. Computer studies is the study of ways of representing objects and processes. It involves identifying, analysing, and designing solutions to problems faced by individuals and the entire society. The importance of this subject can not be over emphasized. Below is the scheme of work containing the concepts which learners at the senior secondary one level are expected to learn from the subject. This should also help parents to guide their wards to learn as they stay home for the pandemic.


COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS1 FIRST TERM

1 OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER SYSTEM
-Definition of computer
-Two main constituents of a
computer
a) computer hardware
b) computer software
TEACHER’s ACTIVITIES

– Leads students to define computer
– Guide students to state the two broad
  • classes of computer.
    States characteristics of a computer.
    STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
    -Participate in class discussions.
    -Identify various parts of hardware and
    software.
  • -States characteristics of a computer.
    RESOURCE MATERIALS
    -A computer set.
    -parts of computer, charts and pictures.
    2. COMPUTER HARDWARE
    -System unit
    -peripherals
    COMPUTER SOFTWARE.
    -System software
    -Application software
    TEACHER’s ACTIVITIES
    -lists examples of hardware and software.
    -Displays a computer set.
    STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
    -Identify a computer as electronic machine
    RESOURCE MATERIALS
    Parts of computer, charts and picture.

3 DATA AND INFORMATION
-Definition of data and information
-differences between data and information
TEACHERS’ ACTIVITIES.
-Lead students to define data and information.
-State differences between data and information.
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES .
-participate in class discussions.
-Identify data as written by the teacher.
-Observe the keyboard letter arrangement as data.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer; charts and materials.
4 DATA AND INFORMATION
-Differences between data and information
-Examples of data and information
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
List examples of data and information
-Displays key arrangement On the key board as a type of data
-Guides students to type in alphabets or numbers in a related form into computer as information.
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-observe the keyboard letter Arrangement as data.
-Enter alphabets or numbers into data and information.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer, Charts and material.
5 COMPUTING DEVICES 1(PRE-COMPUTER AGE TO 19th CENTRY)
-Features, Components and use of;
i) Abacus
ii) Slide rule
iii)Napcer’s bon
iv)Pascal calculator
v) Lerbnitz multipler
vi) Jacquard’s Loom
vii) Charles Babbage
viii) Analytical Engine
ix) Hollerith Census machine
x) Burrough’s machine .
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Guide students to state the features of each computing device.
-Displays their components to student.
State their uses’
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Identify the size and components of each device

-Participate in class discussions
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Charts, pictures, and any available pre-computer age computing device.
6 COMPUTING DEVICES II (20THCENTURY TO DATE )
-Features Components and uses of:
i) ENIAC
ii)EDVAC
iii) UNIVAC 1
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-state the features of each computing
device
-Display their components to students
-States their uses
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Identify size and components of each
device
-Copy notes from chalkboard.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Desktop computers, Laptop, Charts and
Pictures.
7 COMPUTING DEVICES II (20THCENTURY TO DATE)
-Feature; components and uses
of:
Iv)Desk Top Personal Computer
V)Laptop and Notebook
Computer
vi) Palm Top Computer
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-States the features of each Computing
device.
-Displays their components to students
-States their uses.
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES.
-Identify the size and components of each
device.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Desktop computer, Laptop, palmtop,
charts and pictures.
8 INPUT DEVICES.
-Definition of input devices
-Types of input devices:-
Keyboard, Mouse, Scanner,
Microphone, Joystick, Card-
reader, Light pen, Digital Camera
etc,
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to define an input device
-Displays input device to students
-Leads students to list input devices.
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
-Participation in class discussions.
-Identify various input devices as
displayed in class.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Keyboard, Mouse, scanner, Microphone,
Joystick, Light pen, Cards reader, Digital
Camera etc.
9 INPUT DEVICES
-Mouse
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIIES
-Displays the mouse in the class for

Feature of a mouse
-Functions and operation.
students.
-Guides students to operate the mouse
STUDENTS ‘ ACTIVITIES
-Identify the mouse and its features.
-Operate the mouse.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Mouse, computer system.
1O KEYBOARD
-Structure and function.
-Keys on the keyboard:- Function
keys , Numeric keys, Alphabetic
keys, special Character keys,
cursor control keys, command
keys.
TEACHERS ACTIVITIES
-Displays keyboard in the class for
students.
-Guides students to operate the keyboard
.
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
-Identify the keyboard and its features
-RESOURCE MATERIALS
Keyboard, computer system.
11 Revisions Revisions
12 Examinations Examinations

COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS1 SECOND TERM

1 OUTPUT DEVICES
-Definition of output device: Monitor,
Printer speaker, plotter
-Features and uses of output device
-Monitor:- structure types and
functions
I-e Monochrome and colour.
TEACHER ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to define output devices
-displays the output devices in for
students
-Leads students to list output devices.
-States the features of monitors.
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
-Identify the output devices as displayed
-Switch on the monitor
RESOURCE MATERIALS.
Monitor, Microphone. Speakers, Charts.
2 OUTPUT DEVICES:-printers, types
-Impact
Dot matrix printers, line printers,
character printers
-NON-Impact.
Inkjet Printers, Laser jet Printers,
Thermal Printers
-Comparative study of common
TEACHERS ACTIVITIES
Displays different types of printers.
-State the features and their differences.
-Guides students to operate the printer.
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
-Operate the printer under teacher’s guidance
-Copy notes from the chalkboard into their notes

RESOURCE MATERIALS
Printers, charts, Computer system.
3 COMPUTER SYSTEM SOFTWARE
-Definition of software
Types of software: System software(
operating system, translator,
tools/utility program) and Application
software
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to define computer
software
-Guides students to name different types
of software
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
Identify operating systems displayed on
the screen.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with windows or Unix operating
system installed.
4 COMPUTER SYSTEM SOFTWARE
-Examples of operating system e.g.
Graphical user interface (GUI), MS
windows, Linux.
-Command line(Linux, Microsoft,
disk operating system (DOS)
-Examples of translators e.g.
Assemblers, compilers, interpreters
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to list examples of
operating system
-Displays operating system environment
on the screen
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Participate in class discussions
-Identify DOS directory at the C. prompt
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with DOS installed charts and
pictures.
5 COMPUTER APPLICATIONSOFTWARE
-Examples of utility
programs(Editors, Anti-virus)
-Definition of application software
-Types of application software( User
application program i.e program
written by numbers) and (Application
packages)
-Categories of application packages
e.g. word processing, spread sheet,
graphics, database, games.
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Lead students to define application
software
-Leads students to state categories of
application packages
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
Identify application packages as
displayed
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Application packages, charts and pictures
6 COMPUTER APPLICATION SOFTWARE
-Packages for specialized areas:
Accounting software, Payroll
Programs, Banking Software,
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to list packages for
specialized areas
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
Identify different packages for specialized

Educational Management Software,
Statistical Packages, and Hospital
Management Software etc.
areas
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Pictures and charts
7 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
-Definition of programming language
-Levels of programming language:
Machine Language(ML),
-Low Level Language( LLL), High
Level Language( HLL)
-Features of each level
TEACFHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to define programming
language
-Displays a stored programming language
on the screen
-States the various programming
language levels.
-Describe features of each programming
language level.
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES.
-Identify a programming language when
displayed on the screen
-Describe the features of each level of
programming language.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer, A high level language stored
or installed e.g. BASIC environment.
8 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
-Examples of programming
language
-Comparison of levels of
programming language
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
Guides students to compare the various
levels of programming language.
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
Compare the various levels of
programming languages.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer, charts.
9 BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
-Meaning of “BASIC” (Beginners All-
Purpose Symbolic Instructional
Code)
-Basic Statement: LET, READ,
INPUT, DATA, END,L PRINT
-Basic character
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to state the full meaning
of ‘BASIC’
-List Basic character set
-List some Basic statement
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-State the full meaning of ‘BASIC’
List BASIC character set and some
BASIC statements.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with BASIC program installed,
chart
1O BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
TEACHERS ACTIVITIES
-Writes BASIC notations for arithmetic

BASIC Arithmetic operator
-BASIC Arithmetic expressions
expressions
-Leads students to write simple BASIC
program
Students Activities
-Write simple BASIC program
-Run BASIC program installed, chart
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with BASIC program installed,
chart.
11 BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
-Evaluation of arithmetic expression
-Simple BASIC program
TEACHERS’ ACTIVITIES
-Write BASIC notations for arithmetic
expressions
-Guides students to run BASIC program
on computer
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Write simple BASIC program
-Run BASIC program in the computer
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with BASIC program installed
12 Revisions Revisions
13 Examinations Examinations


COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS1 THIRD TERM
1. COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
-Full meaning of ICT
-Types of ICT e.g. Broadcasting,
Telecommunications, Data Networks,
Information Systems, Satellite
communications.
-Broadcasting: Radio, Television,
Satellite TV systems.
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to state the full
meaning of ICT
-State types of communications.
-List types of broadcasting
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
Identify ICT gadgets
RESOURCE MATERIALS.
Computer, Radio, Television
2 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
-Telecommunications: ( Public
Switched Telephone Network (PSTN),
Mobile phone system (GSM), Circuit
switched packet telephone system,
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Display available ICT gadgets,
radio, television and computer.
-Shows satellite dish in an out-of-
class activity.

Satellite telephone system, Fixed
wireless telephone system
-Data Networks: (Personal Area
Network (PAN), Local Area
Network(WAN), Internet.
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
Access information on internet or
other information devices
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Internet facility, GSM phone, fax
machine.
3 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
-Information system: Data processing
system, Global positioning
system(GPS)
-Applications of ICT: Teleconferencing,
video conferencing, tele-presence,
telecommunication and networking,
tele-computing, messaging, information
search, retrieval and archival.
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to list ICT
application areas
-Leads students to list ICT based
gadgets
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Identify application areas of ICT in
an out-of-class activity or through
internet or on pictures
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer, television, internet, ICT-
based gadgets available.
4 APPLICATION AREA OF ICT
-ICT-based gadgets – mobile phones,
computer, fax machines, automated
teller machine(ATM), dispensing
machines, point of sales machine,
automated cash register(ACR), radio
set, etc.
-Operation of ICT based gadgets
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Guides students to operate ICT-
based gadgets
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Operate ICT-based gadgets under
teacher’s supervision.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with DOS installed, charts
and pictures.
5 BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS
-Description of the booting process
-Types of booting: Cold and warm
-Components of window desktop:
Icons, taskbar, background.
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to describe booting
process
-Leads students to identify icons on
the desk top
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Power the computer under the
supervision of the teacher
-Observe light blinking as booting
continues
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer, power source.
6 BASIC COMPUTER OPERATIONS
-Running an application program e.g.
Microsoft word
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Guides students to run an
application program in the

The process of shutting down the
computer
computer.
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
Run application program under
teacher’s supervision
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer system
7 WORD PROCESSING
-Definition of Word Processing and
Word Processor
-Examples of Word Processors:
Microsoft Word, word perfect, word
star.
-Features of word processors
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Leads students to define word
processing and word processor
-States the features of a word
processor
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES.
-Open word processing environment
under teacher’s supervision.
-Carry out basic word processing
operations, hands-on-experience(h-
o-e)
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer, word processing
packages.
8 WORD PROCESSING
-Word processing environment
-Using a word processor to: create,
edit, format, save, retrieve, print and
close.
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
Guides students to carry out basic
operations on word processing
hands-on-experience(h-o-e)
STUDENTS ACTIVITIES
Create document, edit document,
save document, close document file
and exit word.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer system
9 PRESENTATION PACKAGES
-Definition of presentation package
-Example of presentation packages e.g.
Microsoft power-point
-Features of presentation package:
Creation of slides, insertion of pictures,
insertion of video and audio, animation,
slide shows, creating graphics, creating
of organization and other charts.
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIIES
-Leads students to define and list
presentation package
-States the features of a
presentation package
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Identify a presentation program
environment
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with presentation
package

1O USING PRESENTATION PACKAGE
-Microsoft power point(Open the
application, create a new presentation,
insert slide contents: text, graphics and
pictures)
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES
-Guides students to identify the
features of a presentation program
-Leads students to carry out basic
operation on presentation program
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
Carry out simple presentation
operation with power point.
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with presentation
package (e.g. Power point).
11 USING PRESENTATION PACKAGE
-Microsoft power point-Animation
contents, add new slides, save
presentation, close –presentation, close
application.
TEACHERS’ ACTIVITIES
-Lead students to carry out basic
operation on presentation program.
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
-Carry out simple presentation
operation with power point
RESOURCE MATERIALS
Computer with presentation
package(e.g. Power point)
12 Revisions Revisions
13 Examinations Examinations

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