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TOPIC 5: WORK | CIVICS FORM 1

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Work is any lawful activity that a person does earn a living. People work to produce good and service. People must participate in activities that will improve their living standard as well as develop the nation.

WORK-RELATED ACTIVITIES

Work- related activities can be physical mental. Members of the society engage in activities according to their abilities and knowledge.

The following are some of the activities which different people in the society.

  ACTIVITIES TYPES OF GOOD PRODUCED
 1 FARMING Crops e.g. maize, rice and cassava
 2 LIVES STOCK KEEPING Lives stock and their products. Milk, skin, meat
 3 FISHING Fish
 4 MINING Minerals e.g. gold, coal and diamond
 5 BRICK Bricks
 6 CARPENTRY Furniture e.g. table, chair and desks.

 

  ACTIVITIES TYPES OF GOOD PRODUCED
 1 Banking Financial transaction
 2 Transportation Transporting good of people
 3 Communication and information Provision of information
 4 Health service Health care
 5 Teaching Provision of education
 6 Tourism Leisure

IMPORTANCE OF WORK

WORK FOR SELF – DEVELOPMENT

  1. We get our basic needs from working. To get food, clothes and shelter.
  2. Work improves the economic position of a family and a nation.
  3. Work keeps people busy. They do not have time to engage in criminal activities.
  4. Work as an identify in the society. They identity each other as judge, carpenters, photographers, engineers.
  5. Work brings respects a person who work hard is respected in the society.
  6. Work makes people innovative. They come up with solutions to problems.
  7. Work is the basic for human life.

WORK FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

National development

Refer to the improvement in the life of the people in a country. When the people in a country work hard, increase the country production.

This makes the economy grow. Work involves the lives of people by producing good and service.

  • Work in enable people to pay taxes to the government.
  • Work enables the government to provide social services such as health care, education and security.
  • Work enable government engage in development projects such as building road and industries.

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