• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 5
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Cultural And Creative Art
  • Curriculum Theme: Cultural And Creative Art
  • Previous Lesson: Traditional Festivals
  • Topic: Traditional Festivals
  • Content: Painting a Carnival of Festivals

Performance Objectives:

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify and describe various elements of a carnival of festivals.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the cultural significance of traditional festivals.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Create a painting representing a carnival of festivals.
  • Social Domain: Work collaboratively in groups to discuss and share ideas about festival celebrations.

Reference Materials:

The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of Work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information from Carnival Painting | Vianna Szabo – Blog
  • Relevant Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Pictures of various carnivals and festivals
  • Paints, brushes, and drawing paper
  • Examples of festival masks and costumes
  • Multimedia resources showing carnival parades

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the importance of traditional festivals helps pupils appreciate cultural diversity and heritage. It also encourages creativity through artistic expression.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are familiar with the concept of traditional festivals from previous lessons and may have personal experiences of attending such events.


Learning Area: Painting a Carnival of Festivals

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeachers ActivityPupils ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionSet InductionShow pictures of various festivals.Look at the pictures and discuss what they see.Understanding different types of festivals.
Step 2: Explanation5 minsDirect InstructionVisual AidExplain the significance of festivals in culture.Listen and ask questions.Recognize the cultural value of festivals.
Step 3: Demonstration10 minsDemonstrationGuided PracticeDemonstrate how to paint a festival scene.Watch the demonstration attentively.Learn techniques for painting a carnival scene.
Step 4: Guided Practice10 minsGroup WorkHands-on ActivityGuide pupils in starting their paintings.Start painting in groups, discussing their ideas.Apply painting techniques collaboratively.
Step 5: Note-taking5 minsLectureNote-takingProvide key points for pupils to write down.Write notes on the key points of painting festivals.Consolidate knowledge through note-taking.
Step 6: Evaluation3 minsQuestioningInteractiveAsk questions to assess understanding.Answer the questions based on the lesson.Assess comprehension and recall of lesson content.
Step 7: Conclusion2 minsRecapSummarizingSummarize the lesson and emphasize key points.Listen and ask final questions if needed.Reinforce learning and clarify any doubts.

Classroom Note:

Painting a Carnival of Festivals

A carnival is a festive season that includes parades, public street parties, and other entertainments. Examples include the Eyo festival in Lagos, the Egungun festival.

  1. Materials Needed: Paints, brushes, drawing paper.
  2. Steps to Paint a Carnival Scene:
  • Step 1: Sketch the outline of your scene lightly with a pencil.
  • Step 2: Choose bright colors to depict the lively atmosphere of a festival.
  • Step 3: Start with the background, painting the sky, trees, or buildings.
  • Step 4: Add the main elements like dancers, floats, and musicians.
  • Step 5: Include details such as costumes, masks, and instruments.
  • Step 6: Allow your painting to dry, then add any final touches.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name one traditional festival they know.
  2. Explain why festivals are important in our culture.
  3. Describe one element they included in their carnival painting.
  4. Show and explain their painting to the class.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:

Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: May 24, 2024