Term: 1st Term

Week: 4

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Curriculum Theme: Social Studies 

Subject: National Value Education 

Topic: Food We Eat In Our Culture 

Content: Nigerian Food; yam, Amala, tuwo shinkafa 

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of Nigerian foods (yam, Amala, tuwo shinkafa)
  • Chalkboard and chalk/markers
  • Chart paper
  • Marker pens
  • Flashcards with food names
  • Timer/clock

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

  • List 3 examples of food we eat in Nigeria.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
The pupils should have some knowledge of different types of food they have seen or eaten.

Rationale for the Lesson:
It’s important for children to understand the different types of food that are part of their cultural heritage. This lesson introduces them to some common Nigerian foods and helps them appreciate the diversity of their own culture.


Content Development: Food We Eat in Our Culture

StepTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 15Introduction– Greet the class
-Introduce the topic and objectives
– Greet the teacher
-Listen attentively
Step 210Discussion– Show pictures of yam, Amala, tuwo shinkafa
-Discuss each food, its appearance, and taste
-Explain that these are Nigerian foods
– Look at the pictures
-Listen and observe
-Participate in the discussion
Step 310Flashcards Activity– Display flashcards with food names
-Read aloud each food name and ask students to repeat
-Randomly ask students to match names with pictures
– Look at the flashcards
-Repeat after the teacher
-Try to match names with pictures
Step 410Group Activity– Divide class into groups
-Give each group a chart paper and markers
-Instruct them to draw and label the foods
– Form groups
-Receive -chart paper and markers
-Draw and label the foods
Step 55Presentation– Ask each group to present their chart
-Correct and commend their efforts
– Present their charts
-Listen to other groups’ presentations
Step 65Recap and Conclusion– Review the names of the foods
-Summarize the lesson
– Repeat the names of the foods
-Listen to the summary
Step 75Note Copying– Provide the note content for copying– Copy the note into notebooks


Food We Eat In Our Culture 

Nigerian culture includes various types of food;

  1. Yam
  2. Amala
  3. Tuwo shinkafa
  4. Akpu
  5. Cocoyam
  6. Starch
  7. Pounded yam


  1. Name three Nigerian foods.
  2. What did you learn about yam?
  3. In which group activity did you participate today?

Teaching Aids:

  • Pictures of yam, Amala, tuwo shinkafa
  • Flashcards with food names
  • Chart paper and markers

Note to Teachers:
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 29, 2023