• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Cultural And Creative Arts
  • Curriculum Theme: Cultural And Creative Arts
  • Topic: Traditional Songs/Folk Songs
  • Content: Towns Where Art Works And Crafts Are Practiced e.g Kano – leatherwork, Benin – bead making,

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

  • Cognitive domain: Identify two towns where art works and crafts are practiced.
  • Affective domain: Appreciate the cultural significance of traditional songs and folk songs.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate basic knowledge of the processes involved in leatherwork and bead making.
  • Social domain: Discuss and share ideas about the occupations in Kano and Benin.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of leatherwork and bead making
  • Maps or pictures of Kano and Benin
  • Samples of leather and beads
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding traditional crafts and their locations fosters cultural appreciation and awareness. It also connects students to the diverse artistic practices in different regions.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of different art forms and a general understanding of cultural diversity.


Content Development: Towns Where Art Works And Crafts Are Practiced

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and ask pupils if they know any traditional crafts.Share what they know about traditional crafts.Awareness of the topic and engaging students.
Towns and Crafts 10 minsExplanationStorytellingExplain the crafts practiced in Kano and Benin. Discuss the importance of each craft.Listen attentively and ask questions.Identification of towns and their crafts.
Process Demonstration 10 minsDemonstrationGuided PracticeShow pictures or videos of leatherwork and bead making. Demonstrate basic steps.Observe and attempt to imitate the process.Understanding the basic processes involved.
Social Activities Discussion5 minsGroup DiscussionGroup SharingDiscuss the social activities related to the occupations in Kano and Benin.Share thoughts and ideas in groups.Understanding the social aspects of the occupations.
Note Taking 3 minsWriting Individual WorkProvide a summary of key points for note-taking.Take notes in their notebooks.Recording important information.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerQuiz/QuestionnaireAsk questions about the towns, crafts, and social activities discussed.Answer questions individually.Assessing comprehension and retention.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReflectionSummarize the lesson and ask pupils to reflect on what they’ve learned.Share one thing they found interesting or learned.Reinforcing key concepts and encouraging reflection.

Classroom Note:

Towns Where Art Works and Craft Are Practiced

  1. Kano:
    • Art Work/Craft: Leatherwork (especially traditional leather goods).
  2. Benin City:
    • Art Work/Craft: Bead Making (renowned for intricate bead designs).
  3. Owo:
    • Art Work/Craft: Pottery and Terracotta Sculptures (known for its historical pottery tradition).
  4. Ile-Ife:
    • Art Work/Craft: Bronze Casting (famous for its ancient bronze sculptures).
  5. Nsukka:
    • Art Work/Craft: Nsukka Art (known for contemporary African art, including painting and sculpture).


  1. Name one town known for leatherwork.
  2. What is Benin famous for in terms of crafts?
  3. Discuss the importance of traditional crafts in different towns.

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: January 4, 2024