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Civics Topics - Form One


TOPIC 1: Our Nation

  1. The Components of our Nation

    • To be able to analyse the components that make up our nation

  2. The National Symbols

    • Identify Tanzania's national symbols

    • Explain the significance of each national symbol

    • Identify Tanzania's national festivals and their significance


TOPIC 2: Promotion Of Life Skills

Meaning and Types

  • Explain the meaning and types of life skills

  • Illustrate the importance of life skills

  • Demonstrate how to use social skills

  • Analyse the consequences of not applying social skills

TOPIC 3: Human Rights 

  1. Aspects of Human Rights

    • Define human rights

    • Explain the various aspects of human rights

    • Explain the importance of human rights in our society

    • Relate human rights to the provision of basic needs

    • Evaluate the role of Government and different pressure groups in the promotion of human rights in Tanzania

  2. Limitations of Individual Human Rights

    • Explain the meaning and purpose of limitations of individual human rights

  3. Human Rights Abuse

    • To be able to explain the meaning and effects of human rights abuse


TOPIC 4: Responsible Citizenship

  1. Concept of Citizenship

    • Explain the meaning of citizen and citizenship

    • Explain types and the importance of citizenship

  2. Citizenship Responsibilities

    • Explain the responsibilities of a citizen

    • Practice civic responsibilities

  3. Responsibilities to Special Groups Including HIV/AIDS Victims

    • Define the term special groups

    • Identify special needs for each special group

    • Point out his/her responsibilities towards special group

TOPIC 5: Work

  1. The Concept of Work

    • Define Work

    • Name different work related activities done in the community

  2. Importance of Work

    • Explain the importance of work for self-development

    • Relate work to the development of the nation

TOPIC 6: Family

  1. Rights and Responsibilities of Family Members

    • Analyse the rights and responsibilities of each member in the family

    • Assess the consequences of failure by family members to carry out their responsibilities

  2. The Concept of Family

    • Define family

    • Identify types of families

    • Analyse the importance of family

    • Identify factors contributing to family stability

    • Identify foundations of a stable marriage

  3. Elements of Proper Behaviour

    • Identify elements of indicators of proper behavior

    • Explain the importance of behaving properly

  4. Responsible Decision Making

    • Explain the meaning and importance of responsible decision-making

    • Illustrate skills needed to make healthy decisions

TOPIC 7: Road Safety Education

  1. Importance of Road/Traffic Signs

    1. Explain the meaning of road or traffic signs

    2. Give correct interpretation of road or traffic signs

    3. Explain the importance of obeying road or traffic signs

    4. Explain the consequences of failure to observe road traffic signs

  2. Causes of Road Accidents

    1. Identify causes of road accidents

    2. Assess the magnitude of road accidents in Tanzania

  3. Prevention of Road Accidents

    1. Explain ways of preventing road accidents

    2. Assess the magnitude of road accidents in Tanzania

    3. Help the disabled, children and the elderly to cross roads

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