Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 4

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Technology and Shelter

Content: Types of houses (e.g., mud, bamboo, timber, concrete, etc.)

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

  1. Identify three different types of houses.

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 different types of houses
  • Samples of materials used in house construction (e.g., mud, bamboo, timber, concrete)
  • Drawing paper and pencils

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding different types of houses and the materials used in their construction is important for appreciating the role of technology in shelter, and for understanding the diversity of housing worldwide.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of what a house is.


Content Development: Technology and Shelter

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsIntroduce the topicExplain the topic and its importance. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and listen attentively.
Types of Houses 10 minsDiscussionShow pictures/illustrations of different types of houses (e.g., mud, bamboo, timber, concrete). Discuss each type and materials used.Observe and discuss the pictures.
Materials for Houses10 minsDiscussionShow mples of materials used in house construction (e.g., mud, bamboo, timber, concrete). Discuss their properties and usage.Examine and discuss the materials.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the types of houses and materials used.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and emphasize the importance of understanding housing diversity.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Types of house

  1. Brick: Houses can be constructed using fired clay bricks, which are known for their durability and thermal properties.
  2. Wood: Timber is a common material for house construction, often used for framing, walls, and roofs.
  3. Concrete: Concrete is used for building strong and durable structures, including foundations and walls.
  4. Mud: In some regions, houses are made from mud, clay, or adobe bricks, which are readily available and energy-efficient.
  5. Bamboo: Bamboo is a sustainable and flexible material used for building houses in many parts of the world.
  6. Stone: Natural stone, such as granite or limestone, can be used for constructing walls and decorative elements in houses.
  7. Metal: Metal, like steel or aluminum, is used for structural components and roofing in some modern house designs.


  1. Name three different types of houses.
  2. What materials are used to build a house made of mud?
  3. Why is it important to know about different types of houses?

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