Subject : Social Studies

Topic :


Class :

Primary  3 / Basic 3

Term :

2nd Term / Second Term

Week :

Week 9

Instructional Materials :

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  • Textbooks On Social Studies
  • Online Materials
  • Picture Charts



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught

Similarities In Culture 

in their previous lesson


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




What is a house ? 

A house is a place of abode. It is a dwelling place that we find rest, peace and comfort. In Nigeria, Housing and accommodation is a major problem.



People live in different types of houses. The following are some of them.

1, The mud house: The mud house is mad of mud. Its walls, fence and foundation are modified with mud.
This has mud walls and a mud roof. The roof is usually flat. The entrance to the house is usually small. It is the traditional type of house in the northern part of Nigeria, where rainfall is not much.

2 The thatched house:
The grass house with trees like bamboo used as pillars. This is usually round and built in groups in a compound. The walls are built with grass. The roof is also made of grass. This is the traditional type of house of the Fulani people

3 The pointed-top house:
This is common in the eastern part of Nigeria. The roof is made of raffia palms or grass, and the walls are built with mud and sticks.

4.The storey building:
A storey building is a house with more than one floor. It usually contains more than one flat. The first floor in a storey building is called the ground floor, and the second becomes the first floor. Some buildings have about twenty-seven floors. A very tall storey building with many floors, is called a skyscraper or high-rise building.

5 The duplex:
A duplex is a storey building for use by a family. The ground floor usually contains the sitting room, the kitchen, one bedroom, a toilet and a bathroom. There is a staircase inside the house, which leads up from the ground floor to the top floor. The first floor usually contains only bedrooms, toilets and bathrooms. Some duplexes have another sitting room on the first floor, and this is used by the family.

6 The oblong house:
This is narrow and long, and is divided into several rooms. Almost all the rooms lead outside.

7.. The bungalow:
A bungalow does not have another building on top of it. Only one family usually lives in a bungalow. It has several rooms, and the toilet and bathroom are either inside or outside.

8 The brick house:
Brick houses are built with burnt bricks. They are not like the traditional mud houses. They are very modern. Sometimes, they are actually built with cement blocks, but the bricks are used to make them fanciful.

9 Glass and steel houses:
These are found mostly in large cities like Ibadan and Lagos. In many cases, they are used as offices by banks and other private organizations.







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, What is a house ?

2. Write out five types of houses in Nigeria





Conclusion :

The class teacher gives out ó brief note that is based on the topic that has just been taught.


Assignment :

Housing Agencies In Nigeria

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