• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 5
  • Age: 9 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: History
  • Curriculum Theme: History
  • Topic: Ancient Towns in Nigeria – Kano & Okene
  • Content: Kano & Okene

Performance Objectives:

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

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify the historical significance of Kano and Okene.
  • Affective Domain: Appreciate the cultural heritage of Kano and Okene.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Locate Kano and Okene on the map of Nigeria.
  • Social Domain: Share interesting facts about Kano and Okene with their peers.

Reference Materials:

The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Map of Nigeria
  • Pictures of Kano and Okene
  • Chalkboard and chalk
  • Relevant Textbooks

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the history and significance of ancient towns like Kano and Okene helps pupils appreciate their cultural heritage and the diversity of Nigeria. It fosters a sense of identity and pride in their nation’s history.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils have learned about other ancient towns in Nigeria such as Idah and Ife.

Learning Area: Ancient Towns in Nigeria

Instructional Procedures:

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

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and answerAsk pupils what they know about ancient towns in Nigeria. Introduce Kano and Okene.Respond to teacher’s questions.Introduction to the topic.
Step 2: Exploring Kano10 minsLectureVisual aidsShow pictures of Kano, describe its location, and historical significance.Look at pictures, listen to the teacher.Understand the history and importance of Kano.
Step 3: Exploring Okene10 minsLectureVisual aidsShow pictures of Okene, describe its location, and historical significance.Look at pictures, listen to the teacher.Understand the history and importance of Okene.
Step 4: Map Activity5 minsPracticalHands-on activityDisplay the map of Nigeria and guide pupils to locate Kano and Okene.Locate towns on the map.Identify the locations of Kano and Okene.
Step 5: Note Taking5 minsWritingGuided writingInstruct pupils to write notes on Kano and Okene.Write notes in their books.Reinforce knowledge through writing.
Step 6: Evaluation3 minsOral questioningInteractiveAsk pupils questions to evaluate their understanding.Answer questions.Assess comprehension of the topic.
Step 7: Conclusion2 minsSummaryRecapSummarize key points about Kano and Okene.Listen to the summary.Recall main points of the lesson.

Lesson Content:

Ancient Towns in Nigeria; Kano and Okene


  • Located in the northern part of Nigeria.
  • Founded around 999 AD.
  • Known for its historic walls, trade, and as a center for Islamic scholarship.
Some Ancient Towns In Nigeria


  • Located in the central part of Nigeria, in Kogi State.
  • Known for its rich cultural heritage and traditional festivals.
  • Famous for the production of woven cloth known as Okene cloth.

These towns are important parts of Nigeria’s history and culture.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name one historical fact about Kano.
  2. Describe where Okene is located.
  3. Explain why Kano is significant.
  4. Identify one cultural aspect of Okene.

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: July 14, 2024