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JSS2 Christian Religious Studies (CRS) Scheme of Work

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About JSS2 Christian Religious Studies (CRS) Scheme of Work

Christian Religious Studies (CRS) is a subject taught in Junior secondary schools where students learn about Christianity. It is the study of what Christians believe, how they worship, and how Christianity has affected society. It teaches several Bible stories, Christian traditions, and what is right and wrong according to Christian teachings. 

The main aim of teaching CRS in Junior secondary schools is to help students understand the most important beliefs of Christianity and how they relate to different parts of life.

Christian Religious Studies is taught in Junior Secondary schools to give students a full understanding of Christianity as a religion, including its cultural, historical, and social aspects. It also teaches students to value tolerance, respect, and empathy for people from different religious backgrounds.

Assessment Guide

In junior secondary schools, how students are assessed in Christian Religious  Studies can differ from school to school. However, typically, they are evaluated through tests or quizzes (Continuous Assessment Tests) and end-of-term exams.

Grading usually follows a scale from A to F, with A representing excellent performance, typically scoring around 70% or 80%, and F indicating failure, usually below 40%.

JSS2 First Term Scheme of Work for Christian Religious Studies (CRS)

 LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: UNIFIED SCHEMES OF WORK FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
 Christian Religious Studies Scheme of Work for Junior Secondary School 2(JSS2)
 ClassJ.S.S 2
 SubjectChristian Religious Studies
 TermFirst Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1THE BIRTH OF JESUSI. Narrate the Annunciation of the Birth
II. Discuss the story of the birth of Jesus
III. State the Importance of the visit by the Wise Man and their Gifts
2PRESENTATION OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLEI. Narrate the Prophesy of Simon and Anna (Luke 2:25 – 40)
II. State the Significance of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
3JESUS’ BAPTISMI. Narrate the role of John as the fore – runner of Jesus (Matthew 3:13 – 17 and
Mark 1:9 – 16)
II. Narrate How Jesus was Baptized by John in the River Jordan and What happened during
the Baptism (Mark 1:9 – 11 and Luke 3:21 – 22)
III. State the. Significance of Jesus Baptism
4THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS CHRISTMatthew 4:1 – 11
I. Define Temptation
II. Narrate the Story of the Temptation of Jesus Christ
III. State the Moral Lessons of the Temptation of Jesus
5CALL FOR DISCIPLESI. Definition of Disciple
II. Narrate the Call of the First Four Disciples ( Matthew 4:18 – 22 and Mark 1:14 – 20)
III. List the Names of the Twelve Disciples
IV. State the Demands for Disciples (Luke 5 :1 – 11, Mark 3:13 – 19, Matthew 8 : 18 – 22 and
Luke 9:57 – 62)
6JESUS MEETS SINNERSI. Identify Jesus Merciful Lord to Sinners
II. Narrate the Story of Zacchaeus Encounter with Jesus (Luke 19 : 1 – 10)
III. State the Moral Lessons of the Encounter
7THE BEATITUDESMatthew 5:1 – 12
I. Definition of Beatitudes
II. List the Beatitudes and Its Reward
8CHRISTIANS AS LIGHT AND SALT OF THE WORLDMatthew 5:13 – 15
I. Define Christians as Light and Salt of the World
II. Recite Matthew 5:13
III. State the Moral Lessons of Light and Salt to the World
9WORLDLY POSSESSIONSMatthew 16:26 and Luke 16:11
I. State the Right Attitudes of Christians towards Earthly Possessions
II. List Some Worldly Possessions
III. State Jesus attitude to Worldly Possessions
10-11REVISION 
11-12EXAMINATION 

JSS2 Second Term Scheme of Work for Christian Religious Studies (CRS)

 TermSecond Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1JESUS PARABLESI. Definition of Parable
II. Identify Types of Parables
III. State Reasons for Using Parable by Jesus
2TYPES OF PARABLESI. Identify the Types of Kingdom Parables (Matthew 13:1 – 23 and Mark 4:1 – 20)
II. State Examples of Each of the Parable Type
III. Parable illustrating God’s Love (Luke 15:3 – 7 and Matthew 18 :12 – 24)
IV. Parable illustrating for One Another
3PARABLES OF THE KINGDOMI. List the Types of Parables of the Kingdom
• Parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1 – 23 and Mark 4:1 – 20)
• Parable of the mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31 – 32, Mark 4:30 – 34 and
Luke 13:18 – 19)
• Parable of the wheat and Tares (Matthew 13:24 – 30 and 36 – 40)
II. Narrate each of the Parable
III. Interpret and State the Moral Lessons of Each of the Parable
4PARABLES ILLUSTRATING GOD’S LOVEI. Parable of the Lost sheep. LK 15: 3 – 7, Matt 18 : 12 – 24).
II. The lost coin, LK. 15: 8 – 10.
III. The prodigal son. LK. 15 : 11 – 32
IV. State the Moral Lessons of the Parables
5PARABLES ILLUSTRATING CONCERN FOR ONE ANOTHERI. List the parable illustrating concern for on another
• Parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:15 – 37)
• Lazarus and the rich man. (Luke 16:19 – 31)
II. Narrate each of the parables
III. State the moral lessons of each of the parables
6MATURITY AND RESPONSIBILITYI. List the Parables on the Maturity and Responsibility
• The talents ( Matthew 25:14 – 30)
• The virgins ( Matthew 25:1 – 13)
• The Unforgiving Servant ( Matthew 28:21 – 33 )
II. Narrate Each of the Parables
III. State the Moral Lessons of the Parables
7JESUS CHRIST AND THE LAWSI. Definition of Law
II. State/List the Types of Law during Jesus Time (Civil and Religious Law)
III. State how Jesus subjected Himself to the Laws of His Time.
IV. Jesus Pay Tax (Luke 2:22 – 24, 41 – 51, Matthew 22:15 – 22, 17:24 – 27 and 19:16 – 22)
8JESUS CHRIST AND THE LAWSI. State some Jews and Religious Laws
• The Observance of the Sabbath (Mark 2:23 – 28 and 3: 1 – 12)
• The Practice of Corban, (Mark 7:9 – 13)
II. State Jesus Attitudes and Reactions to the Jews Laws
9JESUS CHRIST IMPROVES UPON THE LAWMatthew 5:21 – 48
I. Murder (Matthew 5: 21 – 26), Adultery (Matthew 5:27 – 30),
Swearing (Matthew 5:33 – 42), Retaliation (Matthew 5:38 – 42),
Love of Enemies (Matthew 5:43 – 46)
II. Differentiate between Civil and Religious Laws
III. State the Attitude of Jesus towards Civil and Religious Laws
10-11REVISION OF THE TERM’S WORK 
12-13EXAMINATION 

JSS2 Third Term Scheme of Work for Christian Religious Studies (CRS)

 TermThird term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1REVISION OF SECOND TERM’S WORK 
2THE PASSION OF CHRISTI. Narrate the Story of the Triumphant Entry of Jesus (Matthew 21:1 – 12, 11 : 1 – 14 and
Luke 19 : 29 – 44)
II. List the Significance of the Triumphant Entry
3THE CLEANING OF TEMPLEMatthew 21:12 – 17 and John 2:12 – 21
I. Narrate the story of the cleaning of the temple
II. State the moral lessons of the Cleansing of the temple.
4THE LAST SUPPERMark 14:10 – 25
I. The Sacredness of the Last Supper (1 Corinthians 11:27 – 34)
II. Narrate the Story of the Last Supper
III. State the Significance of the Last Supper
5THE BETRAYAL AND ARREST OF JESUSMark 14:26 – 52
I. Narrate the Story of the Arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
II. State the Reactions of the Disciples to the Arrest
III. List the Moral Lessons of the Arrest
6THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF JESUSI. Narrate the Story of Peter’s Denial (Luke 22:54 – 62)
II. State Reasons for the Betrayal by Peter
7THE TRIAL OF JESUSMatthew 26:57 – 68, Mark 14:55 – 65 and Mark 22:63 – 71
I. Narrate the Story of the Trial of Jesus
II. List the Allegations put against Jesus
8THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUSMatthew 27:32 – 56, Mark 15:21 – 41, John 19:38 – 42
I. Narrate the Story of the Crucifixion of Jesus
II. State the Importance of Christ’s Death
9THE BURIAL OF JESUS CHRISTMatthew 27:56 – 66, Mark 15:42 – 47, Luke 24:50 – 56, john 19:38 – 42
I. Narrate the Story the Burial of Jesus
II. Outline the Role of Joseph of Arimathea in his Burial
10THE GREAT COMMISSIONMatthew 28:19 – 20 and Mark 15:14 – 15
I. Definition of Great Commission
II. Memorize the great commission
III. State the Importance of the Great Commission
11REVISION 
12-13EXAMINATION 

Recommended Christian Religious Studies (CRS) Textbooks for Junior Secondary School 2

The following textbooks are recommended for Christian Religious Studies in J.S.S.2.

  • Fundamental Christiana Religious Studies for Upper Basic Schools By Ilochie F.N Amaukwu P.O Okeke – Noble Resources Ltd.
  • Religious and National Values/ Christian Religious Studies for Junior Secondary Schools By H.A Adigwe, R.I Arubalueze, E.I Alutu et al – Africana First Publishers Book House Trust.
  • Pacific Christian Religious Studies for U.B. E Class 2 with workbook By Chris – Mario Umegbolu (PHD), G.E Ikwueze (Barr. Mrs) et al – Pacific Publishers Ltd in Association with Pacific Correspondence College & Press Ltd  
  • Christian Religious Knowledge for Junior Secondary Schools with workbook B John Chiakwelu – Mid-Field Publisher Ltd.
  • Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version)
  • Christian Religious Education and Moral Instruction for JSS Book. 2 – By TNO Quarcoopome Living as God’s Children (New Syllabus UBE).

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