Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 6

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Cultural And Creative Arts

Curriculum Theme: Creative And Cultural Arts

Topic: Elements Of Design

Content: Sources of Musical sound (e.g. voice and instrument).

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

  • Define elements of design.
  • Mention two sources of sound

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:

  • Examples of musical instruments
  • Audio clips of different sounds
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chart showing elements of design

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the elements of design and sources of musical sound is crucial for appreciating various forms of art and music in our daily lives.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of sound and music.


Content Development: Elements Of Design

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Engage students with questions about sound and design. Briefly introduce the topic.Respond to questions and participate in the discussion.
Explaining Elements of Design 10 minsLecture/DiscussionDefine and discuss elements of design (e.g., line, shape, color). Use examples and illustrations.Take notes and ask questions for clarification.
Sources of Musical Sound 15 minsDemonstrationIntroduce various sources of musical sound, including voice and different instruments.Listen to examples and identify sources of sound.
Note-taking 5 minsWriting Summarize key points about elements of design and sources of musical sound.Take notes in notebooks.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 2 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson, emphasizing the importance of understanding design elements and musical sound.Share thoughts and reflections.

Note to Pupils:

Elements Of Design

Elements of design refer to the fundamental visual components that artists use to create works of art. The basic elements of design typically include:

  • Lines
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Form
  • Space
  • Texture
  • Value

Sources Of Musial Sounds

  1. Piano: A keyboard instrument that produces musical notes when keys are pressed.
  2. Guitar: Stringed instrument that produces sound when the strings are plucked or strummed.
  3. Drums: Percussion instruments that create rhythmic sounds when struck.
  4. Flute: A wind instrument that produces sound when air is blown across a hole.
  5. Trumpet: Brass instrument that generates musical tones when the player buzzes their lips into the mouthpiece.


  1. What are some elements of design we discussed in class?
  2. Can you name some sources of musical sound mentioned in the lesson?

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 15, 2023