• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 4
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: National Values Education
  • Curriculum Theme: Civic Education
  • Topic: The Location Of Our Community
  • Content: Sign posts, life trees, etc.

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

  1. Explain what location means.
  2. Mention two usefulness of signposts and life trees.

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 the community
  • Pictures of signposts and life trees
  • Chalkboard and chalk
  • Markers
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the location of our community is crucial for fostering a sense of belonging and responsibility. It also teaches the importance of community features like signposts and life trees.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of their surroundings and be familiar with common symbols like signposts.


Content Development: The Location Of Our Community

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsQuestion and AnswerEngage students with questions about their community. Discuss the importance of knowing where our community is.Respond to questions and share their thoughts.
Explanation of Location 10 minsExplanationDefine “location” and guide students to understand it. Use the map to point out different locations in the community.Listen attentively and observe the map.
Identifying Community Features 10 minsDiscussionShow pictures of signposts and life trees. Discuss their significance in helping us know our location.Share thoughts on the importance of community features.
Note taking 5 minsNote-TakingProvide key points on the importance of location and community features.Take notes in their notebooks.
Discussion on Signposts and Life Trees5 minsGroup DiscussionBreak students into small groups. Discuss with the teacher the usefulness of signposts and life trees.Share their group discussions with the class.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 2 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and emphasize the importance of understanding their community’s location.Share reflections on what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Meaning Of Location

Location refers to a specific place or position in space, often relative to other places. It involves identifying where something is situated, such as a community, building, or object, on a map or within a broader geographical context.

Usefulness of Signposts and Life Trees:

  1. Guidance: Signposts and life trees serve as visual guides, helping Basic 2 students navigate and understand their surroundings within the community.
  2. Identification: Signposts often display names of streets, important buildings, or locations, aiding in the identification of specific places. Life trees can also serve as distinctive markers.
  3. Safety: Signposts contribute to safety by indicating important information such as pedestrian crossings, traffic rules, or potential hazards. Life trees may provide shade and a sense of natural safety.
  4. Community Awareness: Understanding the meaning of signposts and life trees helps students develop awareness of their community, fostering a sense of belonging and responsibility.
  5. Map Reading Skills: Learning to recognize and interpret these community features enhances map reading skills, a fundamental aspect of geographical literacy.
  6. Communication: Signposts can convey information about community facilities, such as schools, parks, or libraries. Life trees, being natural landmarks, can be used for communication or meeting points.


  1. What does “location” mean?
  2. Why are signposts and life trees important in our community?

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 28, 2023