Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 5

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Creative And Cultural Arts

Curriculum Theme: Creative And Cultural Arts

Topic: Introduction To Nigerian Art Works

Content: Definition Of Theater

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

  • Mention some Nigerian Art works.
  • Discuss and explain Theatre.

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 Nigerian Art works
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Course Book
  • Online resources

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding Nigerian Art works and Theatre is crucial for appreciating our cultural heritage and fostering creativity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of art and cultural concepts.


Content Development: Introduction To Nigerian Art Works

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Display Nigerian Art Works 10 minsVisual PresentationShow pictures of Nigerian Art works. Discuss briefly the characteristics and significance.Observe and discuss the artworks.
Define and Explain Theatre 10 minsExplanation and DiscussionDefine Theatre and its components. Discuss its role in Nigerian culture.Engage in a discussion about Theatre.
Context 5 minsQ&A and DiscussionReview the displayed Nigerian Art works. Allow students to ask questions and share thoughts.Ask questions and express opinions.
Note taking (5 mins)5 minsNote MakingProvide key points for note-taking about Nigerian Art works and Theatre.Take notes in their notebooks.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the Nigerian Art works and Theatre.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize key points. Emphasize the importance of appreciating art and understanding Theatre.Share thoughts on what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Nigerian Art Works

Nigerian Art works are unique and tell stories about our culture. Sure as;

  1. Nok Terracotta Figures:
  • Originating from the Nok culture in Nigeria, these ancient terracotta sculptures depict human figures with intricate details, providing insights into the artistic heritage of the region.

2. Benin Bronze Sculptures:

  • The Benin Kingdom in Nigeria is renowned for its impressive bronze sculptures. These artworks often represent royalty, warriors, and symbolic animals, showcasing the rich cultural and historical traditions of the Benin people.

3. Adire Textiles:

  • Adire is a traditional Yoruba indigo-dyed cloth that features unique patterns and designs. It is created through various resist-dyeing techniques, reflecting the vibrant and artistic expressions of the Yoruba culture.

4. Igbo Mbari Houses:

  • Mbari houses are sculptures and architectural structures found among the Igbo people. These artworks are created to honor deities and celebrate communal events.

5. Uli Body Art:

  • Uli is a traditional Igbo body and wall art form. It involves intricate designs painted on the body or walls using natural pigments.

What Is A Theater?

Theater is a form of art that involves live performances, such as plays, dramas, and musicals. In theater, actors portray characters and act out a scripted or improvised storyline, often in front of an audience. It combines various elements, including acting, dialogue, music, set design, and costumes, to create a captivating and entertaining experience.


  1. Can you mention one Nigerian Art work discussed in class?
  2. Define Theatre and mention one of its components.

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