• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 5
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Pre Vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Home Economics
  • Topic: Clothes For Different Occasions
  • Content: Nigerian Traditional Clothes – Yoruba – iro and buba; Hausa – baba riga; Igbo – Judge; Bini – Lace

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

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Identify and describe traditional clothing from different Nigerian tribes.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Express an appreciation for the diversity of clothing in Nigeria.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate the proper way to wear one type of Nigerian traditional clothing.
  • Social Domain:
  • Discuss the importance of traditional clothing in social activities.

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 or samples of Yoruba iro and buba, Hausa baba riga, Igbo judge, and Bini lace outfits
  • Chalkboard and chalk
  • Traditional clothing for demonstration (if available)

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding traditional clothing is crucial for fostering cultural appreciation, promoting diversity, and developing a sense of identity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of different types of clothing.


Content Development: Clothes For Different Occasions – Nigerian Traditional Clothes

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerInitiate a discussion about traditional clothing in Nigeria.Respond to questions and share ideas.Understand the importance of traditional clothing.
Traditional Clothing 10 minsDemonstrationShow pictures/samples of Yoruba iro and buba, Hausa baba riga, Igbo judge, and Bini lace outfits. Explain each.Observe and ask questions.Identify and describe traditional clothing.
Class Activity 5 minsGroup ActivityDivide students into groups. Each group discusses and lists the occasions when people wear these traditional clothes.Discuss and list occasions in groups.Understand the cultural significance of traditional clothing.
Teaching Strategy 10 minsRole-PlayingDemonstrate how to wear one type of Nigerian traditional clothing.Imitate the proper way to wear outfits.Learn the practical skill of wearing traditional clothing.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Provide a summary of the key points.Take notes in their notebooks.Summarize the essential information.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about traditional clothing and occasions.Answer questions individually.Assess comprehension of the topic.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapSummarize the importance of Nigerian traditional clothing.Share thoughts and reflections.Appreciate the diversity of clothing.

Classroom Note:

Nigerian Traditional Clothing

  • Yoruba: iro and buba
  • Hausa: baba riga
  • Igbo: judge
  • Bini: lace

Importance Of Traditional Clothing In Social Activity

  1. Cultural Identity:
    • Traditional clothing plays a vital role in expressing one’s cultural identity.
  2. Social Celebration:
    • Traditional clothing is often worn during social celebrations and ceremonies such as weddings, festivals, and cultural events.
  3. Symbol of Status and Respect:
    • In many societies, wearing traditional clothing can be a symbol of status, honor, or respect.
  4. Community Bonding:
    • Wearing traditional clothing during social activities promotes a sense of community bonding. It fosters unity and solidarity as


  1. Can you name one type of traditional clothing from each Nigerian tribe?
  2. Explain the importance of traditional clothing during social activities.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: January 16, 2024