Location of Ile Ife on the map of Nigeria

Class :

JSS 1 / Basic 7


Subject :


Topic :

Location of Ile Ife on the map of Nigeria


Location of Ile Ife on the map of Nigeria

Term :

Second term


Week :

Week 5


Instructional Materials :


Reference Book(s)

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught

Behavioural Objectives :  By the end of the lesson or during the course of learning , the learners will be able to

  • explain the features of Ile Ife ART
  • narrate the significance of Ile Ife art
  • say the various functions of the Ile Ife people

Entry Behaviour

  • Learners are familiar with carved objects , images and statues

Content :


Ife is an ancient city in the present osun state in the south west geopolitical zone of Nigeria.it can be regarded as the oldest city in Yoruba land,it is widely regarded as the cradle and spiritual home of the Yoruba people in Nigeria.

ile-ife which literally means place of dispersion or point of spreading is also being regarded by the Yoruba as the cradle of mankind.

according to oral tradition of the history of Yoruba people and from the research carried out by an historian,it is believed that the Yoruba people left somewhere in the middle east with oduduwa as their leader and later settled in ile-ife.

all other Yoruba speaking people later migrated to other parts of Yoruba land including the Yoruba in the present republic of this development later led to the establishment of major Yoruba kingdoms in the 18th century.these kingdom were,ife as the head,oyo kingdom,ekiti kingdom,egbado kingdom,ijesha kingdom,ondo kingdom,ketu kingdom,owu kingdom,sabe kingdom,as well as ijebu kingdom





The topic is presented step by step

And if it’s a new topic, introduce it by linking it to a related topics previously learnt or familiar with the learners.

Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous lesson


Step 2.

He or she  introduces the new lesson


Step 3:

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


Evaluation :


[1] Where is Ile Ife on Nigeria map?

[2] who were the Ile Ife people?

(3] mention two Ile Ife artifacts

(4]what were the occupations of Ile Ife people?

(5) List four significance of Ile Ife art

(6) Write out four features of Ile Ife art

Conclusion :

The teacher wraps up the lesson by giving out  a short summary of the lesson as a chalkboard note . He or she goes round to mark and he or she does the necessary corrections




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