• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 4
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Cultural and Creative Arts
  • Curriculum Theme: Cultural and Creative Arts
  • Previous Lesson: Story Telling
  • Topic: Traditional Festivals
  • Content: Meaning and Examples
  • Performance Objectives:

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

      • Cognitive Domain: Define traditional festivals and list three examples.

      • Affective Domain: Express appreciation for cultural heritage by discussing their favorite traditional festival.

      • Psychomotor Domain: Create a simple drawing representing a traditional festival.

      • Social Domain: Participate in a group activity discussing different traditional festivals.

    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

      • Relevant Textbooks

    Instructional Materials:

    The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

      • Pictures of various traditional festivals

      • Drawing paper and colored pencils

      • Flashcards with names of traditional festivals

      • Storybook

    Rationale for the Lesson:

    Understanding traditional festivals helps pupils appreciate their cultural heritage and the diverse traditions that make up their society. It also fosters a sense of community and respect for others’ customs.

    Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

    Pupils have experience with storytelling and are familiar with local celebrations.

    Instructional Procedures:

    Learning Area: Traditional Festivals

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

    Content Development Time Teaching Method Teaching Strategy Teacher’s Activity Pupils’ Activity Learning Point
    Step 1: Introduction 5 mins Interactive discussion Set induction Ask pupils about any festivals they know and why they celebrate them. Pupils respond and share their experiences. Activate prior knowledge and connect to new lesson.
    Step 2: Explanation 8 mins Direct instruction Explanation with visuals Explain the meaning of traditional festivals and show pictures. Listen and observe pictures. Understand the concept of traditional festivals.
    Step 3: Examples 7 mins Storytelling and explanation Visual aids and storytelling Share stories and pictures of five traditional festivals. Listen and ask questions. Learn about different traditional festivals.
    Step 4: Group Activity 10 mins Collaborative learning Group discussion Divide pupils into groups to discuss their favorite festivals. Discuss in groups and share with the class. Develop social and communication skills.
    Step 5: Drawing Activity 5 mins Hands-on activity Art integration Ask pupils to draw a picture of a traditional festival. Draw and color their pictures. Express understanding through art.
    Step 6: Note Taking 3 mins Direct instruction Guided note-taking Guide pupils to copy notes about traditional festivals. Copy notes into their books. Reinforce learning through writing.
    Step 7: Evaluation and Conclusion 2 mins Q&A Question and answer Ask questions to review lesson and conclude with key points. Answer questions and reflect on the lesson. Assess understanding and summarize key points.

    Classroom Note:

    Traditional Festivals

    Traditional festivals are special occasions celebrated by communities to honor their cultural heritage. These festivals often include music, dance, food, and traditional clothing.

    Examples of Traditional Festivals:

      1. New Yam Festival: Celebrated in parts of Nigeria to thank the gods for a good harvest.

      1. Durbar Festival: Celebrated in Northern Nigeria featuring horse riding and parades.

      1. Eyo Festival: Held in Lagos with participants dressed in white flowing robes.

      1. Igue Festival: Celebrated by the Benin people to mark the end of the year.

      1. Ofala Festival: Celebrated by the Igbo people in honor of their king.

    Lesson Evaluation:

    To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

      1. Define what a traditional festival is.

      1. Name three examples of traditional festivals.

      1. Describe one traditional festival they like and explain why.

      1. Show their drawing of a traditional festival and explain it.


    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: June 12, 2024