CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES SS 3 FIRST TERM
This scheme of work contains week , topic/ content, teacher’s and learners activities.
1. The Baptism of Jesus Christ
Meaning and purpose of baptism.
Purpose of Jesus’ baptism.
Synoptic account of the baptism of Jesus. Matt. 3:13- 17, Mk. 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22.
Significance of the baptism of Jesus Christ.
Guide the students to clarify the meaning and purpose of baptism.
Explain the purpose of Jesus’ baptism since Jesus had no sin.
Meaning and types of baptism though they have the same
Pictorial chart showing Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist.
2. Temptation of Jesus Synoptic account of the temptation of
Jesus. Matt. 4:1- 11, Mk. 1:12-13, Lk. 4:1-13.
Significance of each of the three temptations.
Temptations in the world today.
Ways of overcoming temptation to sin today – prayer,self control, etc.
Means Jesus used to overcome three temptations – by using the word of God.
Compare and contrast the different accounts of the temptation of
Jesus Christ in the synoptic.
Suggest ways of overcoming temptations in the world today.
Picture of Jesus being tempted by Satan.
3. Call to Discipleship Importance of call of disciples to Jesus’
ministry. Matt. 28:19-20, Mk. 16:15-19, Lk.5:10.
Attitude of Christians today to God’s call.
Call of the disciples and their responses. Matt. 4:18-25, 9:9-13, 10-14, Mk. 1:16- 20, 2:13-17, Lk. 5:1-11.
Factors that militate against discipleship. Matt. 8:18-22, Lk. 9:51-
Guide the students to read the reference passages.
Discuss what their reactions should be if God calls them.
Lead them to discuss the different responses some gave to Jesus
and how Jesus reacted to them. E.g. “Lord let me first goand bid my people bye”, Lord let me first go and bury my father.
4. Mission of the Twelve and the Seventy
Mission of the Twelve. Matt. 10:1-15, Mk. 6:7- 13, Lk. 9:1-16.
Achievement of the Twelve Disciples.
Mission of the Seventy. Lk. 10:1- 20.
Achievement of the Seventy Disciples.
Differences in the Synoptic between the mission of the twelve and the seventy
Accounts of The Mission of the Twelve: Mathew had The Jewish
audience in mind. Luke had a more universal outlook.
Differences and similarities in the
Guide the students to read the gospel passages.
Note the instructions Jesus gave to each group.
Discuss the report of the group.
Outline the differences in the synoptic accounts concerning the
instructions given to the disciples.
Lead the students to discuss the similarities and differences
mission of the twelve and seventy disciples.
Significance of each mission.
5. Trial of Jesus Christ and His Death.
Jesus before the high priest. Math. 26:36-75, Mk. 14:53-75, Lk22:66-71.
Jesus before pirate. Math. 27:11-31, Mk. 23:1-25, Lk. 23:1-5.
Jesus before Herod. Lk. 23:6-12.
The crucifixion and burial of Jesus.
The significance of Jesus’ death on the cross for the salvation of
Guide the students to read the reference passages.
Guide the students to watch the video clip on the trials and
temptations of Jesus Christ.
Pause at intervals to explain the topic and salient points.
6. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. Math. 28:1-8, Mk. 16:1-
8, Lk. 24:1-11.
Women activities in the story of resurrection.
Compare and contrast the three accounts of resurrection in the
Importance of the resurrection of Jesus to Christian faith
Discuss the activities of women in the resurrection.
Compare and contrast the synoptic accounts of resurrection.
Explain the importance of resurrection.
Pictorial charts showing the empty tomb, the women at the tomb,
the angels watch the tomb, etc.
7. Communal Living in the Early Church.
Election of the successor of Judas Iscariot. Acts 1:15-26.
Characteristics of the early Christian
Explain the differences between the
Hellenistic and native Hebrew/Jews.
Guide the students to read the reference passages
community. Acts 2:41-47, 4: 32- 37.
Problems of the early Christian community. Acts 5:1-11, 6:1.
Solutions to the problems of the early church community.
Lead the students to relate the problems of early Christians to the
problems of discrimination in our contemporary world.
8. Holy Spirit and the Mission to the Gentiles.
The promise of the Holy Spirit. Jn.14:15-31.
The coming of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:1-13.
Peter’s speech. Acts 2:14-41.
Lead the students to read Acts 2:1-13.
Note the vital points in Peter’s speech.
9. Mission to the Gentiles and Opposition to the Gospel
Saul’s conversion. Acts 9:1-19.
Damascus and Jerusalem. Acts 9:20-30.
Peter’s ministry in Lydda and Joppa. Acts 10:44-48, 11:1-18.
Arrest and imprisonment of the Apostles. Acts 4:1-31, 5:17-42.
Opposition against Stephen. Acts 6:8, 7:10.
Saul’s opposition to the gospel. Acts12:1-24.
Discuss the conversion of Saul.
Identify the key points in Peter’s mission to Lydda and Joppa.
Outline the charges against Stephen.
Discuss Saul’s and Herod’s opposition to the early church.
10. Paul’s Missionary Journey.
Paul and Barnabas are called by the
Holy Spirit. Their missionary journey activities in the first missionary journey. Acts 13.
Lead the students to discuss the biblical references with aid of
Note the important events that took place at any place they visited.
Paul’s activities at Macedonia in second missionary journey. Acts
15:40-41, 16:1-9, Acts 16:10-40.
CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
SS3 SECOND TERM
WEEK TOPIC CONTENT ACTIVITIES
1. The need for order in the society.
Submission to those in legitimate authority.
People in authority to serve with the fear of God. Rom. 13:1-7. Discuss the meaning of “civic responsibilities”, “constitution”,
“charter” and human right.
The constitution of Nigeria.
The African charter on human and people’s rights.
Guide the students to discuss the meaning of “civic responsibilities”, “constitution”, “charter” and “human rights”.
2. Civic Responsibilities
The U.N. declaration on human rights – Good citizenship.
Peter’s message on the duties of a good citizen. 1Pet. 2:13-
17. Definition of HIV/AIDs.
Different ways of contracting HIV/AIDs and the symptoms.
Prevention of List the characteristics of a good citizen and guide the students to enumerate ways of maintaining law and order.
Lead students to define HIV/AIDs.
Guide students to identify ways of contracting HIV/AIDs and the HIV/AIDs.
People were sick and Jesus care for them and healed them. Jn 4:46-54, Jn. 5:1- 8, Jn. 9:1-7.
symptoms and lead the students to describe how HIV/AIDs can be
Pictures of those infected by HIV/AIDs in a hospital with people sitting beside.
Guide students to narrate the love and compassion of Jesus to the sick using biblical passage.
3. Dignity of Labour
The obligation to work.
Enumerate different types of labour. Thess. 3:6-15, 2:9, Col 3:23-25, Eph. 6:5-8, Titus 3:1.
Jesus the carpenter’s son. Math. 13:55, Mk. 6:3.
The Apostles as fishermen. Jn. 21:1- 8.
Discussion on the concepts of skill acquisition
“empowerment and creativity”.
Guide the students to enumerate different types of labour and lead students to study the biblical passages.
Video films of people at their different work places.
Guide students to list things they can do with their hands, pictures of farmers, fishermen, etc.
Lead discussions on the concepts of “skill acquisition and empowerment and creativity”.
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