Ile Ife Culture and tradition

Class :

JSS 1 / Basic 7


Subject :


Topic :

Ile Ife Culture and tradition


Ile Ife Culture and tradition

Term :

Second term


Week :

Week 6


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 Culture and tradition

Entry Behaviour

  • Learners are familiar with carved objects , images and statues

Content :

THE PEOPLE OF IFE; ife people were the original or first descendants of Oduduwa the father of the Yoruba .all other Yoruba kingdoms emerged from ife people,ife people reside in the ancient city of Ile-ife which is the capital or the spiritual mecca of the Yoruba ,Oduduwa was the first king of the people of ife.

ARTIFACTS; like NOK ,culture, ife culture is made up of figurines known as terracotta[baked clay],these figurines which are known as artifacts of ife culture have similarities with NOK culture.the difference in both is that while ife terracotta had tribal marks,also known as striation on their head,NOK’S did not have.

ife terracotta is said to belong to method of discovery known as ‘lost wax’ [cire perdue],ife bronze head is one of the most popular artifacts of ife.other remarkable objects were copper mask of obalufon from ife city,metallic figures in brass discovered by a German called frobenius,quartz pebbles for making glass beads among others.




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] What is ife Culture and tradition?

[2] who were the Ile Ife people?

(3] mention two Ile Ife artifacts


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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