Class: Primary 1

Term: 1st Term

Week: 3

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: History

Topic: Importance of Family History 

Specific Objectives:

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to; 

  • define family history
  • mention 3 importance of family history

Instructional Materials:

– Pictures of family members

– Whiteboard and markers

– Chart paper

– Storybook 


Content Development: Importance of Family History

StepTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 110 minsIntroduction Explain what family history means using relatable examples.Listen attentively.
Step 210 minsDiscussion Read a story about a family and discuss how knowing about family history can help understand traditions and values.Listen to the story and participate in the discussion.
Step 310 minsGroup ActivityDivide pupils into groups. Ask each group to discuss and list at least one importance of knowing family history.Discuss in groups and come up with points.
Step 45 minsRecap Summarize the lesson and encourage pupils to appreciate their family history.Listen to the teacher and ask questions if any.
Step 55 minsEvaluation Ask pupils to individually mention one importance of knowing family history.Respond to the question.
Step 65 minsNote copying Pupils copy the summarized importance of family history into their notebooks.Copy the note into your notebook.


What is Family History?

Family history means knowing about our family’s traditions, values, and stories. 


  • It helps the child to know his parents/ancestors
  • To know where he/she comes from
  • To know the meaning and importance of
  • To forecast the future
  • To avoid repeating same mistakes of the past
  • To present factual information


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson 

  1. What is family history?
  2. Can you mention 3 importance of knowing your family history?

Teaching Aids:

– Pictures of family members

– Whiteboard and markers

– Chart paper

– Storybook


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

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Last Update: August 26, 2023