Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 2

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: History

Curriculum Theme: History

Topic: The Four Early Regions In Nigeria

Content: Northern Region, Western Region

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

  • List the four early regions in Nigeria.

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:

  • Map of Nigeria
  • Pictures representing Northern Region and Western Region
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the early regions in Nigeria is crucial for appreciating the country’s history, culture, and diversity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of Nigeria’s geography.


Content Development: The four early regions in Nigeria.

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Discuss the importance of regions in a country. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and participate in the discussion.
Identifying Early Regions 10 minsVisual AidDisplay the map of Nigeria. Point out and discuss the Northern and Western Regions.Identify the regions on the map and discuss their characteristics.
Explanation 10 minsLecture and DiscussionExplain the history and significance of the Northern and Western Regions.Listen attentively and ask questions for clarification.
Listing Regions5 minsGroup ActivityDivide pupils into groups. Have each group list the four early regions in Nigeria.Collaborate with group members to create a list.
Note taking 3 minsWriting Provide a summary of key points for note-taking.Take notes in their notebooks.
Evaluation 2 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the four early regions in Nigeria.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and highlight the importance of understanding Nigeria’s regions.Share insights and observations.

Note to Pupils:

Four Early Regions In Nigeria

  1. Northern Region
  2. Western Region
  3. Eastern Region
  4. Mid-Western Region


  1. Can you name two early regions in Nigeria that we discussed today?
  2. Why is it important to know about the regions in a country?

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