Class: Primary 5

Term: 1st Term

Week: 2

Age: 11 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religion Studies

Curriculum Theme: THE CREATION



  • God created man in His own image (Genesis 2)

Specific Objectives:

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

  • Define what God’s image is.
  • Recite the memory verse.
  • Name the first man God created in His image.
  • Give 3 reasons why God created Man in His image.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Bible
  • Visual aids (pictures illustrating the creation of man)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Worksheets or handouts

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding that humans are created in God’s image is fundamental to understanding human dignity and purpose.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils should have prior knowledge of the creation story from the Bible and some understanding of the concept of God.


Content Development: THE CREATION 2

ContentTime ElapsedTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsQuestion and AnswerThe teacher introduces the lesson topic, asking pupils what they understand by being created in God’s image.Pupils participate in the discussion and share their thoughts.
Understanding God’s Image10 minsExplanationThe teacher explains the meaning of being created in God’s image using Genesis 2.Pupils listen attentively and take notes.
Memory Verse Recitation5 minsRecitationThe teacher leads pupils to recite the memory verse related to the lesson.Pupils recite the memory verse.
First Man Created in God’s Image5 minsDiscussionThe teacher discusses who the first man created in God’s image was (Adam).Pupils engage in a discussion on Adam being the first man created in God’s image.
Reasons for God’s Creation10 minsExplanationThe teacher discusses three reasons why God created Man in His image (to reflect His glory, to have a relationship, to have dominion).Pupils take notes on the reasons provided.
Note Taking3 minsNote TakingThe teacher provides a summary note covering God’s image, the first man created, and reasons for God’s creation.Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.
Evaluation2 minsQuestion and AnswerThe teacher asks questions to assess pupils’ understanding of the lesson.Pupils respond to the teacher’s questions.
Conclusion0 minsRecapThe teacher summarizes the key points of the lesson and encourages pupils to reflect on what they’ve learned.Pupils pay attention and reflect on the lesson.

Note to Pupils:

Memory Verse: “So God created man in His own image.” (Genesis 1:27)

Understanding God’s Image

Being created in God’s image means that we are designed to reflect His nature and goodness. Just as a mirror reflects our appearance, we reflect God’s qualities like love, kindness, and wisdom. It’s a special way in which we resemble God, showing His character in the way we live and treat others.

First Man Created in God’s Image

The first man God created in His image was Adam. He was formed by God from the dust of the ground and received the breath of life from God’s own breath. As God’s image-bearer, Adam represented the likeness of God on Earth.

Reasons Why God Created Man in His Image

  1. Reflecting God’s Glory: We are created to mirror God’s character and attributes, showing His love, compassion, and righteousness to the world.
  2. Establishing Relationship: God wants to have a close relationship with us. Being created in His image allows us to connect with Him on a personal level, communicating, and enjoying a relationship with our Creator.
  3. Dominion over Creation: God entrusted us with authority over the Earth and its creatures. As His image-bearers, we are responsible for caring for His creation, ensuring it thrives according to His plan.

Understanding that we are created in God’s image helps us recognize our inherent value, how we should treat others with respect, and our role in caring for the world around us.


  1. Who was the first man created in God’s image?
  2. What does it mean to be created in God’s image?
  3. List two reasons why God created Man in His image.

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: November 19, 2023