Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Curriculum Theme: Computer Studies 

Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Topic: Features of a monitor 

Instructional Materials:

  • Computer monitor (real or illustrated)
  • Pictures of different types of monitors
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Whiteboard and markers

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

  • Describe features of a monitor

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils have basic knowledge of computers and electronic devices.

This lesson introduces pupils to the features of a computer monitor, helping them understand the components that make up this essential electronic device.

Content Development: Features of a Monitor

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1:Introduction10 minDiscussion– Greet the pupils and review previous knowledge.
-Ask pupils if they have seen a computer before.
-Introduce the topic: “Features of a Monitor.”
– Respond to the greeting.
-Share if they’ve seen a computer.
-Listen attentively.
Step 2: Identifying a Monitor5 minExplanation– Show a picture of a computer monitor.
-Explain what a monitor is and its purpose.
-Point out the physical screen and its importance.
– Observe the picture.
-Discuss the picture.
-Identify the monitor’s screen.
Step 3: Components of a Monitor5 minDiscussion & Demonstration– Discuss different parts of a monitor (frame, stand, buttons).
-Use a chart paper to illustrate the components.
-Explain the function of each component.
– Listen and watch attentively.
-Observe the chart paper.
-Identify components on the chart.
Step 4: Types of Monitors5 minExplanation– Show pictures of different types of monitors.
-Briefly explain the differences (size, shape, use).
-Mention LCD, LED, and CRT monitors.
– Look at the pictures.
-Discuss differences.
-Repeat the types of monitors.
Step 5: Importance of a Monitor5 minDiscussion– Discuss why monitors are important for computers.
-Highlight various uses (watching, working, gaming).
– Participate in the discussion.
-Share their thoughts.
Step 6: Recap and Summary5 minRecap & Explanation– Summarize the key points of the lesson.
-Ask pupils to recall the different monitor types.
– Listen and remember key points.
-Recall and respond.
Step 7: Evaluation5 minQuestion & Answer– Ask questions about the features of a monitor.– Answer questions.
Step 8: Note Copying5 minNote Taking– Provide a pre-written note about monitor features.– Copy the note into their notebooks.


Features of a monitor 

  1. Screen: The screen is where the images and information are displayed.
  2. Frame: The frame is the outer border of the monitor. It holds the screen and protects it.
  3. Buttons: Monitors may have buttons on them. These buttons can be used to change settings like brightness, volume, and more.
  4. Stand: The stand keeps the monitor at a good height for us to see.
  5. Power Button: This button turns the monitor on and off.
  6. Ports: These cables connect the monitor to the computer so that the computer can send pictures and information to the screen.
  7. Size: Monitors can be different sizes. Some are big and some are small.


  1. What is the main purpose of a computer monitor?
  2. Name three components of a monitor.
  3. Mention two types of monitors.
  4. Why are monitors important for computers?

Teaching Aids:

  • Computer monitor pictures
  • Chart paper with illustrations
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures of different types of monitors

Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 29, 2023