SONGS / MUSIC WITH NIGERIAN IDENTITY CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS LESSON NOTE PLAN PRIMARY 4 WEEK 10

PLAN LESSON NOTE

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS SECOND TERM E NOTES FOR BASIC FOUR

ART AND CRAFT

WEEK 10

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Subject : Cultural and Creative Arts

 

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Class : Primary 4

 

Term :Second Term

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Week : Week 10

 

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Topic : SONGS / MUSIC WITH NIGERIAN IDENTITY

 

Previous Lesson:

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TYPES OF COLOUR AND TEXTURE 

 

Learning Objectives : By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

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  • identify some of Nigerian
    popular art composers,
  • distinguish the trend of art
    composers,
  • develop, combine or create
    music along with the
    Nigerian art composers.
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  • Say different types of music with a Nigerian identity
  • familiarize with some of the most prominent Nigerian art composers
  • develop an appreciation for Nigerian music and culture
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Learning Activities 

  • Pupils as a class, view
    some of the music of popular
  • Nigerian art composers.
    In small groups, study the
    dance style of the art music.
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  • Pupils in groups, distinguish
    the trend of music in Nigerian
    and share with the class.
  • Pupils in groups, present
    their music to the class.

 

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Embedded Core Skills 

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  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Leadership skills and Personal Development
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  • Citizenship
  • Creativity and Imagination

 

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Audio Visual Resource 

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  • Video clips of different Nigerian art
    musicians.
  • Pictures of notable Nigerian art
    composers and the year.
  • Projector, VCD, CD Player etc.
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  • Pictures and videos of Nigerian art composers
  • Audio clips of different types of Nigerian music
  • Workbook for pupils to complete
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Content

TYPES OF SONGS / MUSIC WITH NIGERIAN IDENTITY

  1. Afrobeat: This genre of music originated in Nigeria in the 1960s and is a fusion of traditional African rhythms, jazz, funk, and highlife music. It was popularized by Fela Kuti, who is often referred to as the father of Afrobeat.
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  3. Highlife: This is a genre of music that originated in Ghana but became popular in Nigeria in the 1950s. It is characterized by the use of Western instruments like the guitar, trumpet, and saxophone and African rhythms.
  4. Juju: This is a popular genre of music in Nigeria, particularly in the western part of the country. It originated in the 1920s and is characterized by the use of the Yoruba talking drum and other traditional instruments.
  5. Fuji: This is a popular genre of music in Nigeria, particularly in the southwestern part of the country. It originated in the 1960s and is characterized by the use of traditional Yoruba percussion instruments like the dundun and agogo.
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  7. Gospel: Gospel music is popular in Nigeria and is characterized by its religious themes and messages. It has its roots in Christian and traditional African music.
  8. Hip-hop: This genre of music became popular in Nigeria in the 1990s and has since grown in popularity. Nigerian hip-hop often incorporates elements of Afrobeat and highlife music.
  9. Apala: This is a traditional Yoruba genre of music that originated in the 1930s. It is characterized by the use of the tambourine and is often used to tell stories or convey social messages.
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  11. Waka: This is a popular genre of music in the northern part of Nigeria, particularly among the Hausa people. It is characterized by its use of traditional instruments like the kontigi and goje.

Evaluation

  1. What is Afrobeat? a) A type of cake b) A genre of music c) A type of dance
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  3. What is Juju music? a) A type of jazz music b) A type of hip-hop music c) A popular genre of music in Nigeria characterized by the use of traditional Yoruba percussion instruments.
  4. What is Highlife music? a) A type of music played on the piano b) A genre of music characterized by the use of Western instruments and African rhythms c) A type of heavy metal music
  5. Who is often referred to as the father of Afrobeat? a) Fela Kuti b) Michael Jackson c) Elvis Presley
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  7. What is the popular Nigerian music genre that has religious themes and messages? a) Hip-hop b) Gospel music c) Reggae
  8. What is Fuji music? a) A popular Nigerian music genre characterized by the use of traditional Yoruba percussion instruments b) A type of jazz music c) A type of rock music
  9. What is Apala music? a) A popular Nigerian music genre characterized by the use of the tambourine b) A type of electronic music c) A type of classical music
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  11. What is Waka music? a) A popular Nigerian music genre in the northern part of Nigeria, particularly among the Hausa people b) A type of heavy metal music c) A type of reggae music
  12. Which of these is not a popular music genre in Nigeria? a) Highlife music b) Juju music c) Salsa music
  13. Which of the following is not an instrument used in traditional Nigerian music? a) Tambourine b) Saxophone c) Dundun

 

Nigerian popular art composers

Nigeria has a rich and diverse arts culture that encompasses a range of disciplines, including music, literature, visual arts, and performing arts. Here are some of the notable Nigerian popular art composers:

  1. Fela Kuti: A musician, composer, and pioneer of Afrobeat music. He is known for his politically charged lyrics and his contributions to the music industry.
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  3. Wole Soyinka: A playwright, poet, and essayist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. He is known for his works that address political and social issues in Nigeria and Africa.
  4. Chinua Achebe: A novelist, poet, and essayist who is considered one of the founders of African literature. His most famous work, ‚ÄúThings Fall Apart,‚ÄĚ is a landmark in African literature and has been translated into more than 50 languages.
  5. Ben Enwonwu: A painter and sculptor who is considered one of Nigeria’s most important artists. His works are known for their blend of traditional African art forms with modern techniques.
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  7. Yusuf Grillo: A painter and sculptor who is known for his use of bold colors and geometric shapes. He is considered one of Nigeria’s most influential contemporary artists.
  8. Bruce Onobrakpeya: A painter, printmaker, and sculptor who is known for his use of traditional Nigerian motifs and techniques. He is considered one of the pioneers of modern Nigerian art.
  9. Nike Davies-Okundaye: A textile artist and designer who is known for her colorful and intricate designs. She is considered one of Nigeria’s foremost textile artists.
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Evaluation

  1. Who is considered one of the founders of African literature? a) Wole Soyinka b) Chinua Achebe c) Ben Enwonwu
  2. Which Nigerian artist is known for his politically charged lyrics and Afrobeat music? a) Bruce Onobrakpeya b) Yusuf Grillo c) Fela Kuti
  3. Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986? a) Wole Soyinka b) Chinua Achebe c) Ben Enwonwu
  4. Who is considered one of Nigeria’s most important artists? a) Yusuf Grillo b) Ben Enwonwu c) Fela Kuti
  5. Which Nigerian artist is known for his use of bold colors and geometric shapes? a) Nike Davies-Okundaye b) Yusuf Grillo c) Bruce Onobrakpeya
  6. Who is considered one of the pioneers of modern Nigerian art? a) Ben Enwonwu b) Nike Davies-Okundaye c) Bruce Onobrakpeya
  7. Which Nigerian artist is known for her colorful and intricate textile designs? a) Ben Enwonwu b) Yusuf Grillo c) Nike Davies-Okundaye
  8. Who is known for their works that address political and social issues in Nigeria and Africa? a) Chinua Achebe b) Wole Soyinka c) Fela Kuti
  9. Who is considered one of Nigeria’s foremost textile artists? a) Nike Davies-Okundaye b) Ben Enwonwu c) Yusuf Grillo
  10. Who is known for their blend of traditional African art forms with modern techniques? a) Ben Enwonwu b) Yusuf Grillo c) Bruce Onobrakpeya

 

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Lesson Presentation

Lesson Plan Presentation: Topic ‚Äď Nigerian Popular Art Composers

Grade level: 4th grade

Revision of Previous Lesson 

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Procedure:

Introduction:

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  • Begin the lesson by showing pictures of Nigerian popular art composers and asking students if they recognize any of them.
  • Briefly introduce the topic and explain that Nigerian art and artists have made significant contributions to the arts culture in Nigeria and beyond.

Activity 1: Identify Nigerian Popular Art Composers

  • Provide the students with informational texts about notable Nigerian artists, including Fela Kuti, Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Ben Enwonwu, Yusuf Grillo, Bruce Onobrakpeya, and Nike Davies-Okundaye.
  • Ask students to read and discuss the texts in pairs or small groups.
  • Have each group present their findings to the class, including the name of the artist, their field of expertise, and their contributions to Nigerian art and culture.

Activity 2: Multi-choice Quiz Questions

  • Provide the students with multi-choice quiz questions related to the topic.
  • Ask students to work individually or in pairs to answer the questions.
  • Review the answers as a class, providing explanations and additional information where necessary.

Conclusion:

  • Recap the lesson by highlighting the contributions of Nigerian popular art composers to the arts culture in Nigeria and beyond.
  • Ask students to share what they have learned and what they found interesting about the lesson.
  • Encourage students to continue learning about Nigerian art and culture on their own.

Assessment:

  • The multi-choice quiz questions and the presentations made by the groups will be used to assess the students‚Äô understanding of the topic

Multi-choice quiz questions

  1. _________ is a Nigerian artist known for his politically charged lyrics and Afrobeat music. Answer: Fela Kuti
  2. _________ won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. Answer: Wole Soyinka
  3. _________ is considered one of Nigeria’s most important artists. Answer: Ben Enwonwu
  4. _________ is known for his use of bold colors and geometric shapes in his artwork. Answer: Yusuf Grillo
  5. _________ is considered one of the pioneers of modern Nigerian art. Answer: Bruce Onobrakpeya
  6. _________ is a popular Nigerian artist known for her colorful and intricate textile designs. Answer: Nike Davies-Okundaye
  7. _________ is a type of music characterized by the use of traditional Yoruba percussion instruments. Answer: Juju
  8. _________ is a genre of music characterized by the use of Western instruments and African rhythms. Answer: Highlife
  9. _________ is a traditional Yoruba genre of music characterized by the use of the tambourine. Answer: Apala
  10. _________ is a popular Nigerian music genre in the northern part of Nigeria, particularly among the Hausa people. Answer: Waka
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