Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Cultural And Creative Arts

Curriculum Theme: Cultural And Creative Arts

Topic: Uses Of Elements Of Design

Content: Uses of elements of design

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

  1. Mention three uses of Elements of design.

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:

  • Drawing materials
  • Examples of designs
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chart paper
  • Colored markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the uses of Elements of design is crucial for creating visually appealing and effective designs in various aspects of daily life, such as art, communication, and problem-solving.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of design concepts.


Content Development: Uses Of Elements Of Design

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsDiscussion Discuss the importance of design in everyday life. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and participate in the discussion.
Uses of Elements of Design 10 minsExplanation and ExamplesDefine and explain three uses of Elements of design (e.g., in posters, logos, and clothing). Show examples.Identify and discuss examples of designs in various contexts.
Group Activity 10 minsGroup WorkDivide pupils into groups. Provide materials to create simple designs illustrating the uses discussed.Collaborate to create designs based on the given uses.
Presentation 5 minsPresentationEach group presents their design, explaining how they applied Elements of design.Listen to other groups’ presentations and ask questions.
Note taking 2 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing the key points of the lesson.Copy the notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the specific objectives.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and discuss the importance of applying Elements of design.Share insights and reflections on the lesson.

Note to Pupils:

Uses Of Elements Of Design

  1. Posters and Advertisements:
  • Elements of design are used to create visually appealing posters and advertisements, making the information more engaging and memorable.

2. Logos And Branding

  • Companies use elements of design to craft unique logos that represent their brand identity, fostering recognition and trust among consumers.

3. Book and Magazine Layouts:

  • Design elements are utilized in the layout of books and magazines to enhance readability, organize content, and create an aesthetically pleasing overall design.

4. Educational Materials:

  • Teachers and educators use design elements to create educational materials, such as charts, diagrams, and infographics, to facilitate effective learning.

5. Clothing and Fashion Design:

  • Elements of design play a crucial role in the fashion industry, influencing the design of clothing, patterns, and overall aesthetics in the world of fashion and apparel.


  1. Can you name one use of Elements of design in posters?
  2. How are logos designed using Elements of design?
  3. Why is it important to consider design in clothing?

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: March 18, 2024