• Class: Primary 6
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 8
  • Age: 12 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Security Education
  • Topic: Personal Security Management
  • Content:
  • Management of our cultural artefacts.

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Define cultural artefacts and explain reasons for their maintenance.
  • Affective Domain: Express the importance of preserving cultural heritage.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate ways to handle and preserve cultural artefacts.
  • Social Domain: Discuss the role of individuals in safeguarding cultural heritage.

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 of cultural artefacts
  • Charts or flashcards with reasons for maintaining artefacts
  • Demonstrative objects for preservation techniques
  • Worksheets for pupils

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the importance of managing cultural artefacts is crucial for preserving our heritage and maintaining national identity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of cultural artefacts and their significance.


Content Development: Management of Cultural Artefacts

StepTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeachers ActivityPupils ActivityLearning Point
1. Introduction5 minsQuestion and AnswerBrainstorming– The teacher introduces the topic and asks pupils what they understand by “cultural artefacts.”– Pupils respond to the question.– Pupils gain an understanding of the term “cultural artefacts.”
2. Definition and Importance8 minsExplanationConcept Mapping– The teacher defines cultural artefacts and explains their importance.– Pupils take notes and create a concept map on the importance of cultural artefacts.– Pupils understand the definition and importance of cultural artefacts.
3. Reasons for Maintenance7 minsDiscussionGroup Discussion– The teacher guides pupils in discussing reasons why cultural artefacts need to be maintained.– Pupils participate in group discussions and list reasons on the board.– Pupils identify and understand various reasons for maintaining cultural artefacts.
4. Ways to Maintain Artefacts6 minsDemonstrationRole Play– The teacher demonstrates practical ways to handle and preserve cultural artefacts.– Pupils engage in role-play activities, demonstrating the preservation techniques.– Pupils acquire hands-on experience in maintaining cultural artefacts.
5. Note Taking5 minsNote TakingGuided Note Taking– The teacher provides a note summarizing key points on cultural artefacts, their importance, reasons for maintenance, and preservation techniques.– Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.– Pupils have clear and concise notes for future reference.
6. Evaluation4 minsQuestion and AnswerQuiz– The teacher asks questions to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic.– Pupils respond to the quiz questions.– The teacher evaluates pupils’ comprehension through the quiz.
7. Conclusion2 minsRecapReview– The teacher summarizes the key points of the lesson and emphasizes the role of individuals in safeguarding cultural heritage.– Pupils pay attention for the concluding remarks.– Pupils recap the essential points and understand their responsibility in preserving cultural heritage.

Classroom Note:

Cultural artefacts

These are objects made by humans that represent a particular culture, heritage, or tradition. They include items like masks, sculptures, and traditional clothing.

Reasons why we need to maintain our arts and cultural things

  1. Preservation of Heritage: Cultural artefacts preserve the history and heritage of a community.
  2. Identity: They contribute to the identity and uniqueness of a culture.
  3. Educational Value: Cultural artefacts serve as educational tools, teaching about traditions and customs.
  4. Tourism Attraction: Well-maintained artefacts attract tourists, promoting cultural exchange.
  5. Connection to the Past: They connect current generations to their ancestors and past ways of life.

Ways to maintain and manage our artefacts and tourist areas

  1. Handle with Care: Artefacts should be handled gently to prevent damage.
  2. Use Preservation Techniques: Implement techniques like proper storage and climate control.
  3. Regular Inspection: Regularly inspect artefacts for signs of wear or damage.
  4. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Keep artefacts away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.
  5. Proper Cleaning: Use appropriate cleaning methods to avoid harm.
  6. Sustainable Tourism Practices: Being responsible tourists means taking care of the places we visit, making sure we don’t litter or harm the environment, so that everyone can keep enjoying the beauty of the tourist spots for a long time.


  1. What are cultural artefacts?
  2. List three reasons for maintaining cultural artefacts.
  3. Mention two ways to preserve cultural artefacts.

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 21, 2024