Class: Primary 2

Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Age: 8 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: History

Curriculum Theme: History

Topic: Indigenous People Of The State

Content: Meaning of indigenous people of the state

Specific Objectives:

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

  • Define Indigenous People
  • Identify indigenous people of the state (e.g., Igbo, Hausa, Ogoni, Tiv, Ibibio, Kanuri, etc.)

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:

  • Pictures of different indigenous people
  • Maps showing the state and its tribes
  • Flashcards with tribe names

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding indigenous people of the state is important to appreciate cultural diversity and heritage. It helps in fostering unity and understanding among different tribes.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of their state and its tribes.


Content Development: Indigenous People Of The State

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsQuestion and AnswerExplain the topic and its importance. Ask questions about different tribes.Answer questions and participate in discussions.
Identifying Indigenous People 10 minsVisual Aids (Pictures, Maps)Show pictures of different indigenous people and maps showing their locations.Identify and name indigenous tribes on the maps and pictures.
Discussion 10 minsGroup DiscussionDivide pupils into groups and discuss one indigenous tribe each. Share findings.Discuss and share information about the assigned tribe.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the tribes discussed.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and discuss the importance of understanding different tribes.Share what they’ve learned and their thoughts on cultural diversity.

Note to Pupils:
Who are Indigenous People Of A State?

Indigenous people of a state are the groups of people who have lived in that state for a very long time, often many generations. They are the original or first inhabitants of the state. Indigenous people could belong to tribes like Igbo, Hausa, Ogoni, Tiv, Ibibio, Kanuri, and others.”


  1. Can you name one indigenous tribe from our state?
  2. Why is it important to learn about different tribes in our state?

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: September 26, 2023