Meaning Of Culture. Nigerian Culture Dressing, Greetings, Festivals

Subject :

Social Studies

Topic :

Meaning Of Culture

Class :

Primary  1/ Basic 1


Term :

1st Term


Week :

Week 8

Reference Materials :  .

  • Online materials
  • Text Books
  • Scheme of work

Instructional Materials :..

  • Pictures
  • Wall charts
  • Posters
  • Traditional attire,
  • Pictures and charts



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of different roles that are played by different members of the family



Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • 1. explain the meaning of culture.
  • 2. mention at least five ways of life of people.
  • 3. mention at least two people and two things to respect.
  • 4. mention two types of culture.


Content :



Meaning of culture
Culture is the way of life of a group of people.

Different people behave in different ways. 

The different behaviour may be because of the different ethnic groups they belong. 

For example, the way of life of the Yoruba people is different from the way of life of the Igbo people, and the way of life of the Igbo people is different from the way of life of the Hausa, Jukun or Efik peoples.

Ways of life of people

People live together in an environment

The ways they live is called their ways of life

Ways of life of people include:
        1. The type of dress they wear (dressing).
        2. The food they eat.
        3. The languages they speak.
        4. The way they greet.
        5. The way they worship. 
        6. The way they celebrate special events, occasions or festivals




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

1: Mention three ways by which we can show our culture





Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about types of culture



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