Objects of national consciousness 2

Civic education JSS1 Third Term

Week 3

Objects of national consciousness 2

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

  1. State the meaning of national consciousness.
  2. Describe the “term” national identity.


National consciousness is the level of a person’s awareness of issues and things happening in the nation and how they affect him/her and others.

National identity

National identity refers to the characteristics by which a Nation can be recognized. Identity is a situation in which things are the same or alike.

It is represented by symbols, beliefs, culture and heritage for which the country is known and identified. These include national symbols like currency, pledge, national anthem, coat of arms etc. National identity is one’s identity or a sense of belonging to one state.... View More

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