Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Cultural And Creative Arts

Curriculum Theme: Cultural And Creative Arts

Topic: Lines And Shapes

Content: Definition Of Lines And Shapes

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

  1. Identify and explain the meaning of lines.
  2. Identify and explain the meaning of shapes.

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
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils
  • Examples of different lines and shapes (real objects or pictures)

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the concept of lines and shapes is fundamental for artistic expression and plays a crucial role in various aspects of daily life, from design to problem-solving.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of shapes and some exposure to drawing.


Content Development: Lines And Shapes

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and ask pupils what they know about lines and shapes.Respond to questions and share their knowledge.
Definition of Lines 10 minsExplanationDefine lines and provide examples. Discuss different types of lines (straight, curved, etc.).Identify and discuss types of lines.
Definition of Shapes 10 minsDemonstrationDefine shapes and show examples. Emphasize basic shapes (circle, square, triangle).Identify and discuss basic shapes.
Examples and Guided Practice5 minsGuided PracticeShow real-life examples of lines and shapes. Guide pupils in identifying them.Identify lines and shapes in given examples.
Note taking 2 minsExplanationProvide brief notes summarizing the key points of the lesson.Copy the notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions to test understanding. For example, “What is a line?”Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson, emphasizing the importance of lines and shapes in art and daily life.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Lines And Shapes

Lines are straight or curved marks that can be used to define shapes, create patterns, or represent boundaries. In art and design, lines can vary in length, thickness, and direction. There are different types of lines, including straight lines (which do not bend) and curved lines (which have a gentle curve).

Shapes are enclosed areas or outlines that are defined by one or more lines. They can be geometric, like circles, squares, and triangles, or organic, having irregular and more natural forms. In basic terms, shapes are the two-dimensional representations of objects and are often categorized based on their characteristics.


  1. What is a line?
  2. Can you name a type of lines?
  3. Name two shapes you learned about today.

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