Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Creative And Cultural Arts

Curriculum Theme: Creative And Cultural Arts

Topic: Definition Of Arts

Content: Definition Of Art and Music

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

  1. State the meaning of Arts.
  2. Define Music.

Reference Materials:

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

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Visual aids (images representing various forms of arts and music)
  • Audio clips of different music genres
  • Course books
  • Online resources

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the definition of Arts and Music is essential for appreciating cultural diversity and creativity. It fosters an appreciation for different forms of expression in daily life.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of the concept of art.


Content Development: Definition Of Arts and Music

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Definition Of Arts 5 minsLecture and DiscussionExplain the meaning of Arts. Discuss different forms of art (visual, performing, etc.).Engage in a class discussion about different forms of art.
Definition Of Music 10 minsDemonstrationIntroduce the meaning of Music as organized sound. Play audio clips of various music genres.Listen to different music clips and discuss their impressions.
Context: 10 minsDiscussionRecap the context, emphasizing the relationship between Arts and Music.Share thoughts on how music is a form of art.
Note taking 5 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing key points.Take notes in their notebooks.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minRecapSummarize the lesson. Emphasize the importance of Arts and Music in our lives.Share what they found interesting.

Note to Pupils:

Meaning Of Arts And Music

Art is the expression of human creativity and imagination through various means, such as painting, drawing, music, or sculpture.

Arts serve as a medium for individuals to communicate, explore emotions, and showcase cultural identities.

Music is an organized and intentional arrangement of sounds that is pleasing to the ear. It involves elements such as melody, harmony, rhythm, and dynamics. Music can be created through the use of instruments, the human voice, or a combination of both.

Music plays a significant role in cultural, emotional, and social contexts, serving as a universal language that overcomes barriers and communicates a wide range of human experiences and emotions.


  1. What are some forms of art we discussed in class?
  2. How would you define Music based on today’s lesson?
  3. Define Art.

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 13, 2023