Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education

Topic: Athletics

Content: Long Distance Race: 3000m race, 5000m race, 10000m race, and marathon. 

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

  • Explain the concept of a long-distance race.
  • List two examples of long-distance races.

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 long-distance runners
  • Stopwatch
  • Measuring tape
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Diagrams of race tracks

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding long-distance races is essential for physical education and helps students appreciate the importance of endurance and perseverance in sports and daily life.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of sports and races.


Content Development: Long Distance Race: 3000m race, 5000m race, 10000mrace and marathon.  

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction10 minsIntroduce the lesson Introduce the topic of athletics and ask pupils if they’ve heard of long-distance races.Respond to questions and share what they know.
Concept of Long Distance Races10 minsExplanationExplain the concept of long-distance races and show pictures of long-distance runners.Listen and engage in a discussion about long-distance races.
Examples of Long Distance Races 5 minsDiscussionList and explain examples of long-distance races such as the 3000m race, 5000m race, 10000m race, and marathon.Discuss and note down the examples.
Importance of Endurance5 minsDiscussionDiscuss the importance of endurance in long-distance races and its application in daily life.Share their thoughts on the importance of endurance.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about long-distance races and their importance.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and encourage pupils to explore athletics further.Share what they’ve learned and express their interest.

Note to Pupils:

Long Distance Race

A long-distance race is a running competition where athletes cover a substantial distance, typically over a range of kilometers or miles. These races require significant endurance, stamina, and a strong aerobic capacity to complete.

Examples of long distance races

  1. 1500m Race: A race where athletes run 1500 meters (1.5 kilometers) on a track.
  2. 3000m Race: A race covering 3000 meters (3 kilometers), often held on a standard track.
  3. 5000m Race: This race involves running 5000 meters (5 kilometers) and is a standard distance in track and field.
  4. 10000m Race: A longer race where athletes cover 10,000 meters (10 kilometers), typically taking place on a track or road.
  5. Marathon: A marathon is one of the most iconic long-distance races, covering 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles). It’s a challenging endurance event often run on roads.


  1. What is a long-distance race?
  2. Can you name two examples of long-distance races?
  3. Why is endurance important in long-distance races and in daily life?

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: October 16, 2023