History of Computer ( Basic 3 )

History of Computer

Subject   :  Computer Studies


Class  : Basic  3 / Primary 3  / Year 3


Term : First   Term


Week  : Week 2


Topic  :

History of Computer I



Previous Knowledge : The pupils have previous knowledge of

Animal Based and Plant Based Proteins

that was taught  in their previous lesson.



Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson , learners will be able to

  • Say the history of Computer
  • identify early counting devices
  • state four early counting device



Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks
  • Early Counting Devices like Abacus


Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling
  • Dramatization


Content : 

History of computer

Many years ago, people used their fingers and toes in counting. They also used stones, pebbles and cowries. Sometimes, seeds of plants like the palm kernel were also used in counting. When many things had to be counted, people could no longer use their fingers and toes, or stones, pebbles, cowries, sticks and seeds in counting, and then the computer was invented, and was made as a counting machine.



What is a computer device?

A computer device is a device which can be used in the communication of information.

Types of computer devices include: tablet, phones, laptop, printer, etc.

Uses of computer

To send information
To receive information
To store data and documents
To view document
Use to run analysis



Early Counting Devices

.1. Fingers

2. Toes

3. Small stones

4. Small sticks

5. Marks on trees or walls

6. Cowries

7 Small plant seeds




Presentation  : 

The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation


Class Teacher And Pupils Activities. Interaction or  Participation 

This involves class teacher  and pupils interaction , conversation , imitation or modeling through discussion , play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught

  • The class teacher asks the pupils to bring some small stones for counting
  • A pupil may be asked to show the samples to other learners in the class




  1. What is a computer device?
  2. What device do we use to receive information?
  3. What did the early people use to count?
  4. Mention four early counting devices