• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 6
  • Age: 6 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Cultural And Creative Arts
  • Curriculum Theme: Cultural And Creative Arts
  • Topic: Traditional Ceremonies
  • Content: Meaning and examples of traditional ceremonies

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive domain: Pupils will be able to explain the meaning of traditional ceremonies.
  • Affective domain: Pupils will appreciate the cultural significance of traditional ceremonies.
  • Psychomotor domain: Pupils will be able to illustrate at least two traditional ceremonies using drawings.
  • Social domain: Pupils will share experiences or stories they have heard about traditional ceremonies.

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 and videos of various traditional ceremonies
  • Drawing materials for pupils (paper, crayons)
  • Cultural attire or props for demonstration

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding traditional ceremonies is crucial for cultural preservation and appreciation. It helps pupils recognize the diversity within their community and the significance of various cultural practices.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have a basic understanding of what a ceremony is and have participated in or observed at least one type of ceremony (e.g., birthday).

Content Development: Traditional Ceremonies

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction to Traditional Ceremonies5minDiscussionQuestion and AnswerExplain the concept of traditional ceremonies.Listen and respond to questions.Understanding the concept of ceremonies.
Step 2: Examples of Traditional Ceremonies10minDemonstration & DiscussionShowing pictures/videosShow pictures/videos and explain naming, fishing, durbar, yam festival, marriage ceremonies.Observe, ask questions, and share any experiences.Knowledge of various traditional ceremonies.
Step 3: Importance of Traditional Ceremonies10minInteractive LectureStorytelling & ExamplesDiscuss the cultural significance and communal aspects of ceremonies.Listen and participate in discussions.Appreciation of cultural heritage.
Step 4: Drawing Activity10minPracticalGroup WorkGuide pupils to draw their favorite traditional ceremony.Draw and explain their chosen ceremony to the class.Creativity in expressing cultural practices.
Step 5: Conclusion5minSummaryRecapRecap the lesson and reinforce the importance of traditional ceremonies.Listen and recap in their own words.Reinforcement of the lesson’s content.
Note takingThroughoutObservation & Note-takingDirect InstructionProvide key points for pupils to write down.Take notes as instructed.Documentation of learned concepts.
EvaluationThroughoutAssessmentQuestions & AnswersAsk questions based on the lesson’s objectives.Answer questions to demonstrate understanding.Assessment of comprehension and retention.

Classroom Note:

Meaning of traditional ceremonies

Traditional ceremonies are special events or activities that are performed in a community according to old traditions. They are important for celebrating culture and passing down traditions.

Examples of traditional ceremonies

  1. Naming Ceremony
  2. Fishing Ceremony
  3. Durbar Festival
  4. Yam Festival
  5. Marriage Ceremony

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is a traditional ceremony?
  2. Can you name two traditional ceremonies and explain what happens during them?
  3. Why are traditional ceremonies important in our culture?

Note to Teachers:
Adapt the use of materials and activities to what’s available and consider the cultural background of your pupils to make examples more relevant. Encourage participation and respect for all contributions during discussions.

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Last Update: April 7, 2024