• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: History
  • Curriculum Theme: History
  • Previous Lesson: Some Ancient Towns In Nigeria
  • Topic: Some Ancient Towns In Nigeria – II
  • Content: Bonny, Daura

Performance Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify the locations of Bonny and Daura on a map of Nigeria.
  • Affective Domain: Show interest in learning about the history of Bonny and Daura.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Draw simple maps indicating the positions of Bonny and Daura.
  • Social Domain: Discuss the significance of these towns in Nigerian history with classmates.

Reference Materials:
The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

Instructional Materials:
The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Maps of Nigeria
  • Textbooks on Nigerian History
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the history of ancient towns in Nigeria like Bonny and Daura helps us appreciate our cultural heritage and recognize the diverse historical pathways that different parts of our country have followed.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of Nigerian geography and some ancient towns in Nigeria, as covered in the previous lesson.


Learning Area: Some Ancient Towns In Nigeria – II

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5minLectureSet inductionIntroduce the topic, briefly review last lesson.Listen and recall previous lessons.Engaging pupils’ interest in the topic.
Step 2: Locating Bonny10minInteractive learningUse of MapsShow map, locate Bonny, discuss its historical significance.Identify Bonny on the map, discuss in pairs.Understanding geographical location.
Step 3: Locating Daura10minInteractive learningUse of MapsShow map, locate Daura, discuss its historical significance.Identify Daura on the map, discuss in pairs.Understanding geographical location.
Step 4: Comparing towns10minGroup discussionComparisonGuide pupils to compare historical impacts of Bonny and Daura.Discuss in groups, list differences and similarities.Enhancing comprehension of historical context.
Step 5: Note Taking3minWritingInformation recallDictate notes for pupils to write down.Write notes in notebooks.Summarizing learned information.
Step 6: Evaluation2minQuestion & AnswerAssessmentAsk questions based on the lesson’s objectives.Respond to questions.Assessing understanding and retention.
Step 7: Conclusion1minClosureSummarySummarize key points, preview next lesson.Listen and ask any final questions.Reinforcing the day’s learning.

Classroom Note:

Ancient Towns In Nigeria; Bonny, Daura

Some Ancient Towns In Nigeria also include Bonny and Daura.

  • Bonny is located in the southern part of Nigeria, specifically in the Niger Delta region. It is in Rivers State, situated on the southern edge near the Atlantic coast.
  • Daura is in the northern part of Nigeria. It is located in Katsina State. Daura is one of the towns in Katsina state, situated in the northern-central part of the state near the border with Niger Republic.

Lesson Evaluation:
To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Point out where Bonny and Daura are located on a blank map.
  2. Mention one historical significance of Bonny.
  3. Mention one historical significance of Daura.
  4. Describe one difference between Bonny and Daura based on their historical roles.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:
Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: May 24, 2024