• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: History
  • Curriculum Theme: History
  • Topic: Some Early Heroes And Heroines In Nigeria
  • Content: Nana Olumo Of Itsekiri And Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify two early heroes/heroines in Nigeria and narrate one significant aspect of their lives.
  • Affective Domain: Express appreciation for the contributions of these historical figures.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Create a simple drawing or representation of one of the early heroes/heroines
  • Social Domain: Share and discuss their drawings with classmates, promoting collaborative learning.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures or drawings of Nana Olumo and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Storytelling aids (if available)

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the lives of early heroes and heroines in Nigeria helps pupils appreciate the rich history and diverse contributions of individuals to the development of the nation.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have a basic understanding of historical figures and events in Nigeria.


Content Development: Nana Olumo Of Itsekiri And Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerAsk students if they know any heroes or heroines in Nigeria.Respond to questions and discuss.Awareness of historical figures in Nigeria.
Early Heroes and Heroines 10 minsStorytellingStorytellingNarrate the lives of Nana Olumo Of Itsekiri and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.Listen attentively to the stories.Knowledge of key historical figures.
Drawing Activity 10 minsGroup ActivityDrawing ExerciseDivide students into groups. Instruct them to draw a picture of one of the early heroes/heroines.Draw and discuss among group members.Expressing creativity and understanding through art.
Sharing and Discussion 5 minsGroup DiscussionCollaborative LearningHave each group share their drawings. Facilitate a discussion on the significance of the heroes/heroines.Discuss and ask questions about classmates’ drawings.Appreciation for the contributions of historical figures.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Note-TakingProvide a summary of key points about Nana Olumo and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.Take notes in their notebooks.Recording essential information from the lesson.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerCritical ThinkingAsk questions related to the lives of the early heroes/heroines.Answer questions individually.Assessing comprehension of historical content.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReviewSummarize the lesson, emphasizing the importance of learning from history.Share thoughts on what they’ve learned.Reinforcement of the lesson’s key concepts.

Classroom Note:

Nana Olumo Of Itsekiri

Nana Olumo of Itsekiri was a significant historical figure renowned for her courage and contributions to the Itsekiri community. Born in the Itsekiri region, Nana Olumo played a crucial role in the cultural and social fabric of her people.

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, also known as “Zik of Africa,” was born on November 16, 1904 and Diedin May 11, 1996. He was prominent Nigerian nationalist, statesman, and the first President of Nigeria. Born in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria, he became a key figure in the fight for Nigeria’s independence from British colonial rule.


  1. Who is Nana Olumo Of Itsekiri, and what is one significant aspect of her life?
  2. Describe one contribution of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe to Nigeria’s history.

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 23, 2024