• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 6
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Cultural and Creative Arts
  • Curriculum Theme: Cultural and Creative Arts
  • Previous Lesson: Painting a Carnival of Festivals
  • Topic: Things Associated With Festivals
  • Content: Things associated with festivals e.g., body decoration, hair decoration

Performance Objectives:

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify and list various items used in festivals for body and hair decoration.
  • Affective Domain: Show appreciation for the cultural significance of festival decorations.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Demonstrate simple festival decorations using available materials.
  • Social Domain: Collaborate with peers to create a festival-themed classroom display.

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 Wikipedia – Festival

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Images of various festival decorations
  • Samples of materials used in body and hair decoration (beads, ribbons, etc.)
  • Videos showing festival celebrations

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the role of different decorations in festivals helps pupils appreciate cultural diversity and the creativity expressed during such celebrations, enhancing their knowledge and respect for different cultures.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to recall the last lesson on painting a carnival of festivals, which included visual representations of various festivals.


Learning Area: Things Associated With Festivals

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

Content Development Time Teaching Method Teaching Strategy Teacher’s Activity Pupil’s Activity Learning Point
Step 1: Introduction 5 min Discussion Inquiry-based learning Introduce the topic by showing images of festival decorations. Listen and respond to questions about what they see. Engaging pupils’ interest and curiosity.
Step 2: Explanation 10 min Lecture Visual learning Explain the significance of body and hair decorations in festivals. Listen and observe examples. Understanding cultural significance.
Step 3: Demonstration 10 min Demonstration Hands-on learning Demonstrate simple hair and body decorations using ribbons and beads. Watch and later try mimicking the demonstrations. Learning by observation and practice.
Step 4: Group Activity 10 min Collaborative learning Cooperative learning Guide pupils in creating their own simple decorations in groups. Collaborate in groups to create decorations. Enhancing teamwork and creativity.
Step 5: Note taking 2 min Writing Information recall Instruct pupils to take notes on the key points discussed. Write down what they have learned about festival decorations. Reinforcement of learned material.
Step 6: Evaluation 3 min Question and Answer Assessment Ask questions about the day’s lesson. Respond to questions demonstrating their understanding. Assessing comprehension and retention.
Step 7: Conclusion 5 min Summary Reflective learning Summarize the lesson and emphasize key learning points. Listen and ask any remaining questions. Consolidation of the lesson’s content.

Classroom Note:

Things Associated With Festivals

  1. Costumes and Masks: Many festivals involve wearing special costumes or masks, which can be colorful and elaborate, representing different characters or cultural stories.
  2. Music and Dance: Festivals often feature specific types of music and dance that are traditional to the culture celebrating the festival, providing a lively and engaging atmosphere.
  3. Decorations: These can include banners, flags, lights, and other colorful decorations that adorn streets, homes, and public spaces during the festival.
  4. Food: Special foods are prepared for festivals, each dish often holding cultural significance or symbolizing aspects of the festival’s purpose.
  5. Games and Activities: Festivals may include games and activities designed for children, such as face painting, craft making, and traditional games, which are both fun and educational.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name three items used for body decoration in festivals.
  2. Describe one hair decoration you might see at a festival.
  3. Explain why people decorate themselves for festivals.

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 27, 2024