Class: Primary 2

Term: 1st Term

Week: 5

Age: 8 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: History

Curriculum Theme: History

Topic: Indigenous People Of The State

Content: Religion 

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

  • Define religion.
  • Identify the various religions in the state by mentioning their names one after the other.

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 or illustrations of religious symbols
  • Chalkboard/whiteboard and markers
  • Flashcards with the names of religions
  • Visual aids or pictures representing different religions
  • Course book or relevant reading materials

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the topic of indigenous religions is important for pupils to appreciate the cultural and historical diversity within their state. It promotes tolerance and understanding of different belief systems.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils should have basic knowledge of their state’s cultural diversity and some understanding of what religion means.


Content Development: Religion

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Explain the topic and its importance.Share what they know and listen attentively.
Definition of Religion 5 minsExplanationDefine religion as a system of beliefs and practices that people follow in their lives.Listen and take notes on the definition.
Types of Religions 15 minsVisual PresentationShow pictures or symbols of different religions found in the state (e.g., Christianity, Islam, Traditional).Identify and name the religions shown.
Mentioning Religions 5 minsDiscussionDiscuss and mention the names of these religions one after the other.Repeat the names of the religions after the teacher.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk pupils to name the religions mentioned.Respond by mentioning the religions.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and emphasize respect for different beliefs.Share what they’ve learned and discuss respect for religions.

Note to Pupils:

What is Religion?

Religion is a belief in and worship of a higher power or gods, which involves traditions and practices that help people understand life and the world & guides how people live and treat each other.

Types of Religion:

  1. Christianity: Some people believe in Jesus Christ and follow the Christian faith.
  2. Islam: Others follow the Islamic faith and believe in Allah (God) and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.
  3. Traditional Religion: Some people have their own traditional beliefs and worship their ancestors or nature spirits.


  • Can you name some of the religions we discussed today?
  • What does religion mean?

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: April 11, 2024