HISTORY OF LAGOS STATE (CONTD) THE MEANING OF THE WORD “LAGOS”

Subject  :

History 

 

Class:

Primary 2

Term:

Third Term

 

Week:

Week 4 & 5

 

Topic:

History of Lagos state

 

Previous Lesson :

 

 

Behavioural  Objectives :

At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to

  • Explain the word Lagos
  • Give the original name of Lagos
  • Tell why the state of Lagos was created
  • Understand the meaning and origin of the name Lagos.
  • Learn about the original name of Lagos.
  • Know why the state of Lagos was created

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  • Individual pupils explain the meaning of the word “Lagos”
  • Pupils are guided to give the original name of Lagos
  • Pupils as a class brainstorm on why Lagos was created

 

 

 

Embedded Core Skills

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

 

 

Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Map of Nigeria
  • Map of Nigeria,
  • Pictures of Lagos State
  • Whiteboard
  • Markers.

 

Methods of Teaching 

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

 

Content: 

The meaning of the word “LAGOS”

  1. Lagos is the name of a city located in southwestern Nigeria, on the Atlantic coast.
  2. Lagos is one of the 36 states in Nigeria, with its capital in Ikeja.
  3. Lagos was once the capital of Nigeria before it was moved to Abuja in 1991.
  4. Lagos was founded by the Awori people, who were early settlers in the area.
  5. The name “Lagos” is derived from the Portuguese word for “lakes,” due to the city’s numerous lagoons and waterways.
  6. Lagos was a major center of trade in West Africa during the colonial era, with the Portuguese, Dutch, and British all establishing trading posts in the city.
  7. Lagos was the site of the first European settlement in Nigeria, established by the Portuguese in the 15th century.
  8. Lagos played a significant role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in the 19th century, as it was a major departure point for enslaved Africans being shipped to the Americas.
  9. Lagos has a rich cultural heritage, with diverse ethnic groups such as the Yoruba, Igbo, and Edo people living in the city.
  10. Today, Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria and one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa, with a thriving economy and bustling nightlife

Evaluation

  1. Lagos is the name of a city located in __________ Nigeria. a) eastern b) western c) northern
  2. Lagos is one of the __________ states in Nigeria. a) 32 b) 36 c) 40
  3. Lagos was once the capital of Nigeria before it was moved to __________ in 1991. a) Lagos b) Abuja c) Port Harcourt
  4. Lagos was founded by the __________ people, who were early settlers in the area. a) Igbo b) Yoruba c) Hausa
  5. The name “Lagos” is derived from the __________ word for “lakes.” a) Spanish b) Portuguese c) French
  6. Lagos was a major center of trade in __________ Africa during the colonial era. a) South b) East c) West
  7. Lagos was the site of the first European settlement in __________. a) Nigeria b) Ghana c) South Africa
  8. Lagos played a significant role in the abolition of the __________ slave trade in the 19th century. a) Atlantic b) Indian c) Pacific
  9. Lagos has a rich __________ heritage, with diverse ethnic groups living in the city. a) cultural b) religious c) linguistic
  10. Today, Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria and one of the fastest-growing cities in __________. a) Africa b) Europe c) Asia

Original Name of Lagos

  1. The original name of Lagos is not clear as there are different accounts of its early history.
  2. Lagos was founded by the Awori people, who were early settlers in the area.
  3. The Awori people called the area “Eko,” which means “war camp” in their language.
  4. Some historians believe that the name “Lagos” may have been derived from the Benin Empire, which controlled the area in the 17th century. The Benin Empire had a settlement called “Eko,” which was located near present-day Lagos.
  5. Another theory is that the name “Lagos” may have been derived from the Portuguese word “lagos,” which means “lakes” in English. This is because the city is located on a lagoon.
  6. It is also possible that the name “Lagos” was simply given to the city by the Portuguese when they established a settlement there in the 15th century.
  7. Regardless of its original name, Lagos has a rich history and has played a significant role in the development of Nigeria and West Africa

However, it is known that the city was founded by the Awori people, who were early settlers in the area, and it was later named Lagos by the Portuguese in the 15th century. The Portuguese called the city “Lagos” due to its numerous lagoons and waterways.

 

Evaluation

  1. The original name of Lagos is believed to be __________. a) Eko b) Kano c) Sokoto
  2. Lagos was founded by the __________ people, who were early settlers in the area. a) Awori b) Yoruba c) Igbo
  3. The Awori people called the area that is now Lagos __________. a) Ibadan b) Eko c) Lagos
  4. Some historians believe that the name “Lagos” may have been derived from the __________ Empire, which controlled the area in the 17th century. a) Benin b) Ghana c) Mali
  5. Another theory is that the name “Lagos” may have been derived from the __________ word “lagos,” which means “lakes” in English. a) French b) Portuguese c) Spanish
  6. The Portuguese established a settlement in Lagos in the __________ century. a) 13th b) 15th c) 17th
  7. Lagos is located on a __________. a) river b) mountain c) lagoon
  8. The Portuguese called the area that is now Lagos __________. a) Eko b) Lagos c) Benin
  9. The original name of Lagos is not clear due to __________ accounts of its early history. a) conflicting b) consistent c) coherent
  10. Regardless of its original name, Lagos has a rich __________ and has played a significant role in the development of Nigeria and West Africa. a) culture b) economy c) geography

Why the state of Lagos was created.

  1. The state of Lagos was created on May 27, 1967, when Nigeria was divided into 12 states by the military government.
  2. The creation of the state of Lagos was part of a larger effort to decentralize power and promote regional development in Nigeria.
  3. Prior to the creation of Lagos State, Lagos was a federal territory under the control of the federal government.
  4. The population of Lagos was growing rapidly at the time, and it was becoming increasingly difficult to govern such a large and diverse population from the federal capital in Lagos.
  5. The creation of Lagos State allowed for the establishment of a separate state government with the power to make decisions and implement policies that were specific to the needs of the state.
  6. Lagos State is one of the smallest states in Nigeria in terms of land area, but it has the largest population, with over 20 million people living in the state as of 2021.
  7. Lagos State is a major economic and cultural center in Nigeria and is home to many important industries, including finance, media, and entertainment.
  8. Today, Lagos State is still one of the most important states in Nigeria and plays a significant role in the country’s political, economic, and social development.

 

Evaluation

  1. The state of Lagos was created on __________. a) May 27, 1967 b) October 1, 1960 c) July 10, 1966
  2. Nigeria was divided into __________ states by the military government. a) 12 b) 6 c) 20
  3. Prior to the creation of Lagos State, Lagos was a __________ territory under the control of the federal government. a) state b) regional c) federal
  4. The population of Lagos was growing rapidly at the time, making it increasingly difficult to govern from the federal capital in __________. a) Lagos b) Abuja c) Port Harcourt
  5. The creation of Lagos State allowed for the establishment of a separate __________ with the power to make decisions and implement policies specific to the needs of the state. a) regional government b) federal government c) local government
  6. Lagos State has the __________ population of any state in Nigeria. a) smallest b) largest c) same
  7. Lagos State is a major economic and cultural center in Nigeria and is home to many important industries, including __________. a) agriculture and mining b) finance, media, and entertainment c) construction and transportation
  8. Today, Lagos State plays a significant role in Nigeria’s __________, economic, and social development. a) political b) environmental c) cultural
  9. The creation of the state of Lagos was part of a larger effort to __________ power and promote regional development in Nigeria. a) centralize b) decentralize c) privatize
  10. The state of Lagos is located in __________ Nigeria. a) northern b) southern c) eastern

Lesson Plan Presentation

Introduction:

  • Ask the students if they know what Lagos State is and if they have been there before.
  • Explain that Lagos State is one of the 36 states in Nigeria and is located in the southwestern part of the country.
  • Inform the students that Lagos State is a very important state in Nigeria and has a rich history.

Body:

  1. Explain the word Lagos
  • Define Lagos as the name of a state in Nigeria and the name of the largest city in the country.
  • Provide the meaning of the name Lagos, which is believed to have originated from the Portuguese word “Lagoa” meaning “lagoon”.
  • Show pictures of the Lagos lagoon and ask the students if they have seen it before.
  1. Give the original name of Lagos
  • Inform the students that Lagos was originally known as “Eko” in the Yoruba language.
  • Explain that Lagos was later renamed “Lagos” by the Portuguese when they arrived in the area in the 15th century.
  • Provide a brief history of how Lagos became a major center of trade and commerce during the colonial period.
  1. Tell why the state of Lagos was created
  • Explain that the state of Lagos was created on May 27, 1967, when Nigeria was divided into 12 states by the military government.
  • Inform the students that the creation of Lagos State was part of a larger effort to decentralize power and promote regional development in Nigeria.
  • Provide reasons why the creation of Lagos State was necessary, such as the rapid population growth and the need for a separate state government to make decisions and implement policies specific to the needs of the state.

Conclusion:

Weekly Assessment /Test 

  1. Lagos State is located in the ________ part of Nigeria. a) eastern b) western c) northern
  2. Lagos State is one of the ________ states in Nigeria. a) 16 b) 28 c) 36
  3. The name “Lagos” is believed to have originated from the ________ language. a) Portuguese b) English c) Yoruba
  4. Lagos was originally known as “Eko” in the ________ language. a) Portuguese b) English c) Yoruba
  5. Lagos State was created on ________. a) May 27, 1967 b) May 27, 1977 c) May 27, 1987
  6. The creation of Lagos State was part of a larger effort to decentralize power and promote regional development in ________. a) Africa b) Nigeria c) Lagos
  7. The rapid population growth in Lagos was one of the reasons why the state was created. True or False? a) True b) False
  8. Lagos became a major center of trade and commerce during the ________ period. a) colonial b) post-colonial c) modern
  9. The Portuguese renamed Lagos from its original name “Eko” in the ________ century. a) 14th b) 15th c) 16th
  10. The meaning of the name Lagos is believed to be “________”. a) river b) lagoon c) ocean
  11. The creation of Lagos State was necessary to make decisions and implement policies specific to the needs of the ________. a) country b) region c) continent
  12. Lagos State was created by the ________ government. a) military b) civilian c) federal
  13. The original name of Lagos was “Eko”. True or False? a) True b) False
  14. Lagos State is the largest state in Nigeria. True or False? a) True b) False
  15. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in Lagos in the ________ century. a) 14th b) 15th c) 16th
  16. The creation of Lagos State was one of the outcomes of the ________ War. a) Nigerian Civil b) Biafran c) World
  17. Lagos became the capital of Nigeria in ________. a) 1914 b) 1960 c) 1990
  18. Lagos State was created to promote ________ development in Nigeria. a) national b) regional c) international
  19. The Lagos lagoon is believed to have played a significant role in the naming of Lagos. True or False? a) True b) False
  20. The creation of Lagos State was a political decision made by the ________. a) president b) governor c) military government