• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 3
  • Age: 7 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: National Value Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Previous Lesson: The Importance of title holding in the community as a leader
  • Topic: Leadership – Traditional Leaders In The Community
  • Content/Learning Area: Meaning of Tradition, how they are formed, What the leaders discuss about the development of the community

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Explain the meaning of tradition and identify how traditions are formed.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the role of traditional leaders in maintaining and nurturing community traditions.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Participate in a role-play of a community meeting led by traditional leaders.
  • Social Domain: Discuss in groups the importance of community discussions and decisions made by traditional leaders.

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

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information from National Traditions and Leaders
  • Relevant Textbooks

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

  • Charts depicting traditional leaders and their roles
  • Pictures and videos of traditional community meetings
  • Role-play scripts for community meeting simulations

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the role of traditional leaders helps pupils appreciate cultural heritage and recognize the importance of leadership in community development. This knowledge is vital as it fosters respect and pride in one’s cultural identity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic understanding of what a community leader is, as discussed in the previous lesson on title holding in the community.


Learning Area: Leadership – Traditional Leaders In The Community

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction 5 minsDiscussionInquiry-based learningBriefly explain the topic and ask pupils what they know about traditional leaders.Respond to questions and share their thoughts on traditional leaders.Introduction to traditional leadership concepts.
Step 2: Explain the Meaning of Tradition10 minsLecture & Interactive DiscussionExplanation and QuestioningDefine tradition and explain how traditions are formed using examples.Listen and ask questions about different traditions they know.Understanding traditions and their formation.
Step 3: Discuss the role of Traditional Leaders10 minsGroup DiscussionRole-playingGuide pupils in a role-play activity simulating a community meeting.Participate in the role-play, acting as leaders and community members.Learning about the decision-making process in traditional settings.
Step 4: Group Discussion10 minsGroup WorkCollaborative LearningFacilitate group discussions on what traditional leaders discuss regarding community development.Discuss in groups and present their findings.Enhancing social skills and understanding community leadership discussions.
Step 5: Note Taking2 minsWritingRecordingInstruct pupils to write down key points from the lesson.Pupils write key points in their notebooks.Reinforcement of learned concepts.
Step 6: Evaluation2 minsQuestion & AnswerAssessmentAsk questions related to the lesson’s objectives.Answer questions based on the lesson.Assessing understanding and retention.
Step 7: Conclusion1 minSummarizationReviewSummarize the main points of the lesson and preview the next lesson.Listen and understand the summary.Closure and connection to the next lesson.

Classroom Note:

Leadership – Traditional Leaders In The Community

Meaning of Tradition

Traditions are beliefs or behaviors passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. They help us connect with our history and ancestors.

How Traditions are formed

Traditions are formed and maintained through stories, rituals, and customs that are repeated over time and often modified slightly with each generation but keeping the core intact.

What the leaders discuss about the development of the community

Traditional leaders discuss matters like cultural festivals, land disputes, and community development projects. They make decisions that help preserve the community’s heritage and improve its future.

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

  1. Define what a tradition is.
  2. Name one tradition in your community and who maintains it.
  3. What might be discussed in a community meeting led by traditional leaders?
  4. Why is it important for traditional leaders to discuss community development?

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 13, 2024