Location of NOK on the map of Nigeria

Class :

JSS 1 / Basic 7


Subject :


Topic :

Location of NOK on the map of Nigeria


What Is NOK art

Term :

Second term


Week :

Week 1


Instructional Materials :


Reference Book(s)

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught

  • Different types of art and statues in their previous lessons

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

  • define NOK art
  • mention the location of NOK art
  • enumerate the uniqueness features of NOK art

Entry Behaviour

  • Learners are familiar with carved objects , images and statues

Content :



NOK ,culture is described by Wikipedia as an early iron age population whose material remains,were named after NOK ,a village in the present Kaduna state of Nigeri,it existed as evidence showed,as early as 1000BC in central Nigeria,

Nok art is the word that is used to refer to huge human, animal, and other figures made out of terracotta pottery, made by the Nok culture That originated from Kaduna in the Northern part of Nigeria and it is found throughout the country

It has also been described as a culture which provides evidence of earliest Nigeria ancient civilization. NOK art works were named after the NOK village by BERNARD FAGG .Archaeological studies of NOK culture had produced evidence of extensive iron work in the form of furnace and the production of terracotta [baked clay],figure of a great artistic styles and values.

The findings of various figures in NOK had established and proved what NOK culture looked like;

The  uniqueness features of NOK art is that they are mostly made of terracotta sculptures and iron works . Most of the NOK are works are either human face , human bust , human figures or animals shapes


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 :

  • Explain the meaning of NOK art
  • mention the state in Nigeria in which most  of NOK art works originated from
  • Write out two unique features of NOK 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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