Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 5

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: History

Curriculum Theme: History

Topic: The Four Early Regions In Nigeria

Content: States In Each Of The Four Early Regions

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

  • Name three states in each of the four early regions.

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
  • Chart showing the Four Early Regions
  • Markers
  • Whiteboard

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the early regions and their states is crucial for appreciating the historical development of Nigeria and its geographical diversity.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of Nigeria’s geography.


Content Development: States In The Four Early Regions In Nigeria

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Engage students with questions about Nigeria’s regions. Discuss the importance of knowing the states in each region.Respond to questions and participate in the discussion.
The Four Early Regions 10 minsExplanationPresent information about the Four Early Regions. Use a map and visual aids to make it interactive.Observe and listen attentively.
Naming States 10 minsGroup ActivityDivide the class into groups. Provide a map and ask each group to name the states in one of the regions.Discuss within groups and list the states on the map.
Review and Discussion 5 minsDiscussionReview the answers together. Discuss any challenges faced by the groups. Emphasize key points.Share findings and ask questions.
Note taking 3 minsWriting Provide a summary of the key points.Take notes in their notebooks.
Evaluation2 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the states in the Four Early Regions.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minRecap and MotivationSummarize the lesson, encourage participation, and express the importance of knowing Nigeria’s regions.Share reflections on the lesson.

Note to Pupils:
States In Each Of The Four Early Regions In Nigeria

North Nigeria:

  1. Adamawa
  2. Bauchi
  3. Benue
  4. Borno
  5. Gombe
  6. Jigawa
  7. Kaduna
  8. Kano
  9. Katsina
  10. Kebbi
  11. Kogi
  12. Kwara
  13. Nasarawa
  14. Niger
  15. Plateau
  16. Sokoto
  17. Taraba
  18. Yobe
  19. Zamfara

East Nigeria:

  1. Abia
  2. Anambra
  3. Ebonyi
  4. Enugu
  5. Imo

West Nigeria:

  1. Ekiti
  2. Lagos
  3. Ogun
  4. Ondo
  5. Osun
  6. Oyo

South Nigeria:

  1. Akwa Ibom
  2. Bayelsa
  3. Cross River
  4. Delta
  5. Edo
  6. Rivers


  1. Can you name the states in the Northern Region?
  2. What did you learn about the Four Early Regions in Nigeria?
  3. Why is it important to know the states in each region?

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 16, 2023