• Class: Primary 4
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 4
  • Age: 9 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Topic: Ball Games
  • Content: Basketball

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Define basketball and identify at least two key skills required in basketball.
  • Affective Domain: Develop an appreciation for basketball as a team sport and its role in fostering teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate basic movements related to basketball like dribbling or passing.
  • Social Domain: Collaborate effectively in group discussions and activities related to basketball.

Reference Materials:

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

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures and videos of basketball games
  • Real or toy basketball and hoop
  • Diagrams of a basketball court
  • Charts showing basketball skills

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding basketball, its rules, and required skills helps in enhancing physical coordination, teamwork, and sportsmanship among pupils. It also promotes a healthy lifestyle through physical activity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of common ball games and teamwork.


Content Development: Basketball

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5 minDiscussionQuestion & AnswerIntroduce the topic of basketballListen and respond to questionsIntroduction to basketball
Defining Basketball10 minLectureExplanationExplain what basketball is, history, and basicsListen and take notesUnderstanding of basketball basics
Skills in Basketball10 minDemonstrationShow and TellDemonstrate and explain basic skillsObserve and identify skillsKnowledge of basketball skills
Teamwork in Basketball5 minGroup ActivityCooperative LearningFacilitate group discussionsParticipate in discussionsAppreciation of teamwork in sports
Note Taking5 minWritingGuided PracticeGuide pupils in summarizing key pointsWrite down summary notesStructured knowledge of the topic
Evaluation3 minOral QuizQuestion & AnswerAsk questions about the topicAnswer questionsAssessment of understanding
Conclusion2 minSummarizationRecapConclude the lesson, highlighting key pointsListen and ask questions if anyConsolidation of learning

Classroom Note:

What is Basketball?

Basketball is a team sport where two teams, typically of five players each, try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop.

Skills in Basketball

  1. Dribbling
  2. Passing
  3. Shooting
  4. Rebounding
  5. Defense

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is basketball?
  2. Name two skills essential in basketball.
  3. How does basketball promote teamwork?

Note to Teachers:

Adapt the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to match your unique teaching style, the curriculum you follow, and the resources available to you. Remember to keep the lesson interactive and engaging to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sport among the pupils.