Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 5

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Technology And Communication

Content: Types of communication systems (e.g., telephone, Radio, Television, etc.)

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

  1. List 3 different means of communication.

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 diagrams of communication devices (telephone, radio, television)
  • Chalkboard or whiteboard
  • Chalk or markers
  • Notebooks and pens/pencils

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding different means of communication is crucial as it plays a significant role in daily life, helping us connect with others and access information.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of technology and communication.


Content Development: Technology And Communication

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the topicExplain the topic and its importance. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and listen attentively.
Types of Communication Systems 10 minsDiscussionShow pictures or diagrams of communication devices (telephone, radio, television). Discuss each one, emphasizing their purposes.Discuss and ask questions about the devices.
Listing Means of Communication 10 minsGroup ActivityDivide pupils into groups. Each group lists 3 different means of communication.Collaboratively list communication methods.
Group Presentations 5 minsGroup PresentationEach group presents their list to the class. Teacher discusses any missing methods.Present and discuss their lists.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about communication methods discussed.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and its importance in daily life.Share their thoughts on the lesson.

Note to Pupils:


Communication is the process of sharing or exchanging information, thoughts, ideas, and feelings between people or devices using various methods such as speaking, writing, gestures, or technology. It helps us connect with others, express ourselves, and understand what others are saying or trying to convey.

Technology And Communication

  1. Telephone: Using a telephone, people can talk to each other even when they are far apart. It works by sending voice signals over wires or through wireless networks.
  2. Radio: A radio broadcasts sound signals, such as music, news, and stories, over the airwaves. People can listen to these signals using a radio receiver.
  3. Television (TV): Television displays both audio and visual information. It shows programs, movies, and news on a screen, and people can watch and listen to what is being broadcast.
  4. Computer: Computers can send and receive messages, images, and information through the internet. People can communicate with each other using emails, instant messaging, and video calls.
  5. Mobile Phones: Mobile phones, also known as cell phones, are portable devices that allow people to make calls, send text messages, and access the internet wirelessly. They are widely used for communication.


  1. Can you name three different means of communication?
  2. Why is it essential to know about different communication methods?

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 6, 2023