Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Curriculum Theme: Social Studies 

Subject: National Value Education 

Topic: Greeting And Respecting Elders In Our Culture 

Content: Different ways of greeting

Instructional Materials:

  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Pictures of different greetings
  • Flashcards with greetings written on them
  • Timer or stopwatch

Specific Objectives:

  • Identify different ways of greeting

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

  • The concept of communication and language

This lesson aims to teach primary 2 pupils about the importance of greeting and respecting elders in Nigerian culture. By understanding and practicing various forms of greetings, pupils will be able to show respect and politeness in their interactions with elders and peers.


Content Development: Greeting And Respecting Elders In Our Culture (Nigeria)

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Introduction5 minDiscussion– Greet the students and settle them.
-Ask if they know what greetings are.
-Explain the lesson objectives.
– Respond to the greeting.
-Listen attentively.
-Pay attention.
Step 2: Different Ways of Greeting 10 minDisplay & Discussion– Show pictures of various greetings.
Explain different greetings: handshake, bowing, curtsying, etc.
Discuss when each greeting might be used.
– Observe the pictures.
Discuss what they see.
Share their thoughts.
Step 3: Role Play 10 minRole Play– Organize a role-play activity.
Demonstrate different greetings in role-play.
Encourage pupils to use appropriate greetings.
– Participate in role play.
Act out the greetings.
Use greetings while role-playing.
Step 4: Discussion 5 minDiscussion– Discuss the importance of greeting elders.
Emphasize respect and politeness.
Talk about cultural significance.
– Listen and participate.
Share their thoughts.
Ask questions if any.
Step 5: Conclusion 5 minSummary– Summarize the lesson briefly.
Reinforce key points about greetings.
– Pay attention.
Listen and recap.
Step 6: Evaluation 5 minQuestioning– Ask questions about greetings.
Allow pupils to respond.
– Answer the questions.
Respond to questions.
Step 7: Note Copying 5 minNote Taking– Write the important note on the board.– Copy the note into notebooks.


Ways of greeting 

In our culture, greeting and respecting elders are important signs of politeness. We use different ways to greet, like

  • Handshakes
  • Bows
  • Curtsies
  • Waves

It’s important to greet elders warmly to show respect


  1. What are some different ways of greeting?
  2. Why is it important to greet and respect elders in Nigerian culture?

Teaching Aids:

  • Chart paper and markers
  • Pictures of various greetings
  • Flashcards with greetings written on them
  • Timer or stopwatch

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 plan to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 30, 2023