The place of Ife in Yoruba History Ife:

Class :

JSS 1 / Basic 7


Subject :


Topic :

The place of Ife in Yoruba History



The place of Ife in Yoruba History


Term :

Second term


Week :

Week 7


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 :




[1] It is the artistics home of the yorubas

[2]Ife figurines known as terracotta belong to what has been regarded as ‘lost wax’ or cire perdue’ system believed to be oldest in west Africa.

[3]Ife culture is also known for its life style brass heads executed in naturalistic style.

[4] Ife terracotta can be distinguished from that of NOK for their tribal marks called striation


[1] Ife culture revealed that Nigerians have had home grown technology which attracted some Europeans like Richard and John lander far back in 19th century

[2] The presence of what was regarded as tribal marks on the heads of ife culture differentiates it from other cultures particularly NOK culture,

[3] Ife culture had also shown that there is historical link between ife and Benin




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 ife on Nigeria map?

[2]who were the ife people?

[3]mention two ife artifacts.

[4]what were the occupation of ife people?

[5]identify some other remarkable objects,under artifacts of ife culture.

[6] identify the people of Ile-ife in relation to their occupation.

[7] Identify two significance of ife culture


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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