Traditional rulers in Lagos

Primary 1 Third Term Lesson Notes

History

Weeks 2 & 3

Topic:

Traditional rulers in Lagos

  1. Who is a traditional ruler
  2. Mention paramount traditional rulers in Lagos state 
  3. relate how traditional rulers are chosen
  4. examine the historical significance of traditional rulers in Lagos state

Previous lesson:

SECOND TERM EXAMINATION HISTORY PRIMARY 1

 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. explain the meaning of traditional ruler
  2. describe a paramount traditional ruler
  3. outline why traditional rulers are important to the history of Lagos state

Learning Activities

  1. Pupils, as a class brainstorm on the meaning of traditional ruler
  2. Pupils in small groups, explain how is a paramount traditional ruler is
  3. Pupils in pairs, are guided to do research on how traditional rulers are chosen in Lagos state

Embedded Core Skills

  1. Critical thinking and problem solving
  2. Communication and collaboration

 

Learning Resources

  1. Charts showing the concept of the topics
  2. Picture charts showing traditional rulers in Lagos state
  3. Map of Lagos showing where traditional rulers can be found in Lagos state 

 

Content

Who is a traditional ruler?

  1. A traditional ruler is a person who is recognized by a community as the leader of that community.
  2. This person usually inherits their position through a family lineage or is selected by a group of elders in the community.
  3. The traditional ruler serves as a symbol of the community’s cultural identity and values.
  4. They also have the responsibility of making decisions for the community and resolving disputes.
  5. Traditional rulers are respected and held in high esteem by their community members.
  6. In Lagos State, there are many traditional rulers who have been recognized by the state government.
  7. They play important roles in promoting and preserving the state’s culture and tradition.
  8. As primary school pupils, it is important to learn about traditional rulers and their roles in our communities.

Objective Questions

  1. A traditional ruler is a person who is recognized by a community as the _______ of that community. a. Leader b. Teacher c. Farmer
  2. This person usually inherits their position through a _______ lineage or is selected by a group of _______. a. Business, Scholars b. Family, Elders c. Friend, Teenagers
  3. The traditional ruler serves as a symbol of the community’s _______ identity and values. a. National b. Political c. Cultural
  4. They also have the responsibility of making decisions for the community and resolving _______. a. Conflicts b. Love stories c. Recipes
  5. Traditional rulers are respected and held in high esteem by their community _______. a. Members b. Animals c. Enemies
  6. In Lagos State, there are many traditional rulers who have been recognized by the state _______. a. Governor b. President c. Mayor
  7. They play important roles in promoting and preserving the state’s _______ and tradition. a. Music b. Literature c. Culture
  8. As primary school pupils, it is important to learn about traditional rulers and their roles in our _______. a. State b. Home c. Neighborhood
  9. Traditional rulers are also known as _______ leaders. a. Religious b. Political c. Cultural
  10. The position of traditional ruler is often passed down from _______ to _______. a. Father, Son b. Mother, Daughter c. Uncle, Nephew

Some Paramount Rulers In Lagos State

  1. Oba Rilwan Akiolu – The Oba of Lagos is the traditional ruler of Lagos Island and one of the most prominent traditional rulers in Lagos State.
  2. Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi – The Elegushi of Ikate Land is a traditional ruler in Lekki area of Lagos State.
  3. Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal – The Oniru of Iruland is a traditional ruler in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State.
  4. Oba Kamoru Ishola Oluwaferanmi Isiba – The Olu of Agege is a traditional ruler in the Agege area of Lagos State.
  5. Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja – The Oloja of Epe is a traditional ruler in the Epe area of Lagos State.

Objective Questions

  1. Oba Rilwan Akiolu is the traditional ruler of _______ Island in Lagos State. a. Lagos b. Victoria c. Ikeja
  2. Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi is the Elegushi of _______ Land in Lagos State. a. Lekki b. Ikate c. Alimosho
  3. The Oniru of Iruland is a traditional ruler in the _______ area of Lagos State. a. Victoria Island b. Agege c. Ikorodu
  4. Oba Kamoru Ishola Oluwaferanmi Isiba is the Olu of _______ in Lagos State. a. Ikeja b. Agege c. Mushin
  5. The Oloja of Epe is a traditional ruler in the _______ area of Lagos State. a. Epe b. Surulere c. Badagry
  6. The traditional rulers mentioned are highly respected in their respective _______. a. Homes b. Villages c. Communities
  7. They play important roles in preserving and promoting the _______ heritage of Lagos State. a. Cultural b. Religious c. Political
  8. The traditional rulers are custodians of the _______ and customs of their people. a. Food b. Music c. Culture
  9. The traditional rulers serve as symbols of the _______ identity of their communities. a. National b. Cultural c. Personal
  10. As primary school pupils, it is important to learn about the traditional rulers and their role in preserving the cultural heritage of Lagos State. This is because it helps us to understand and appreciate our _______. a. State b. Friends c. Hobbies
How traditional rulers are chosen in Lagos State.
  1. Traditional rulers in Lagos State are chosen based on the principles of hereditary succession.
  2. This means that a new traditional ruler is usually chosen from the same family or lineage as the previous ruler.
  3. When a traditional ruler passes away or steps down from the position, the ruling family consults with other chiefs and prominent members of the community to select the next ruler.
  4. The selection process typically involves a series of consultations, meetings, and rituals to ensure that the right candidate is chosen.
  5. The chosen candidate is then presented to the state government for approval and installation as the new traditional ruler.
  6. The installation ceremony is usually a grand occasion, involving various traditional and cultural rituals and festivities.
  7. Once installed, the traditional ruler serves as the custodian of the cultural heritage of the community and plays an important role in preserving the customs, traditions, and values of the community.

Objective Questions

  1. Traditional rulers in Lagos State are chosen based on the principles of _______ succession. a. democratic b. hereditary c. religious
  2. The new traditional ruler is usually chosen from the same _______ as the previous ruler. a. family b. community c. school
  3. When a traditional ruler passes away or steps down, the ruling family consults with other chiefs and prominent members of the _______. a. community b. church c. police
  4. The selection process for a new traditional ruler typically involves a series of consultations, meetings, and _______. a. games b. rituals c. exams
  5. The chosen candidate for traditional ruler is presented to the state government for _______ and installation. a. rejection b. approval c. consideration
  6. The installation ceremony for a traditional ruler is usually a grand occasion, involving various traditional and cultural _______. a. sports b. rituals c. dances
  7. Once installed, the traditional ruler serves as the custodian of the _______ of the community. a. culture b. religion c. politics
  8. The traditional ruler plays an important role in preserving the customs, traditions, and values of the _______. a. government b. community c. military
  9. The traditional ruler serves as a symbol of the community’s _______ identity. a. national b. cultural c. economic
  10. Learning about how traditional rulers are chosen in Lagos State helps us understand and appreciate the importance of _______. a. democracy b. cultural heritage c. technology

The historical significance of traditional rulers in Lagos state

  1. Traditional rulers have played a significant role in the history of Lagos State for centuries.
  2. They were the custodians of the culture, traditions, and values of their communities, and served as mediators between their people and the colonial authorities.
  3. During the colonial period, traditional rulers helped to maintain social order and ensure peaceful coexistence between the various ethnic groups in Lagos State.
  4. After Nigeria gained independence in 1960, traditional rulers continued to play important roles in the governance and development of their communities.
  5. They worked closely with the state and federal governments to promote social and economic development, and to preserve the cultural heritage of their people.
  6. In recent years, traditional rulers in Lagos State have become even more prominent, serving as ambassadors of their communities both nationally and internationally.
  7. They continue to play an important role in promoting peace, unity, and development in their communities, and in preserving the rich cultural heritage of Lagos State.
  8. Overall, traditional rulers are an important part of Lagos State’s history and cultural heritage, and their contributions to the development of the state are greatly valued and appreciated.

Objective Questions

  1. Traditional rulers in Lagos State have played a significant role in the history of the state for _______. a. years b. decades c. centuries
  2. Traditional rulers served as the custodians of the culture, traditions, and values of their _______. a. families b. communities c. schools
  3. Traditional rulers helped to maintain social order and ensure peaceful coexistence between the various ethnic groups in Lagos State during the _______ period. a. colonial b. independence c. modern
  4. Traditional rulers continued to play important roles in the governance and development of their communities after Nigeria gained independence in _______. a. 1950 b. 1960 c. 1970
  5. Traditional rulers worked closely with the state and federal governments to promote social and economic development, and to preserve the cultural heritage of their _______. a. ancestors b. people c. leaders
  6. In recent years, traditional rulers in Lagos State have become even more prominent, serving as ambassadors of their communities both nationally and _______. a. internationally b. regionally c. locally
  7. Traditional rulers continue to play an important role in promoting peace, unity, and development in their communities, and in preserving the rich cultural heritage of Lagos State in the _______ century. a. 20th b. 21st c. 22nd
  8. The contributions of traditional rulers to the development of Lagos State are greatly _______. a. ignored b. underestimated c. valued
  9. Traditional rulers are an important part of Lagos State’s _______ and cultural heritage. a. geography b. history c. economy
  10. Learning about the historical significance of traditional rulers in Lagos State helps us understand and appreciate the importance of _______ and cultural heritage. a. technology b. democracy c. cultural heritage

Lesson Plan Presentation

Introduction (10 minutes):

  • The teacher introduces the topic of traditional rulers in Lagos State and asks students if they have heard of traditional rulers before.
  • The teacher shows pictures of traditional rulers in Lagos State and asks students to identify them.
  • The teacher explains the importance of traditional rulers in the history and culture of Lagos State.

Body (35 minutes):

  • Teacher explains what a traditional ruler is and provides examples of traditional rulers in Lagos State.
  • The teacher names the paramount traditional rulers in Lagos State and provides information about each ruler’s domain and responsibilities.
  • Teacher explains the process of how traditional rulers are chosen in Lagos State.
  • The teacher discusses the historical significance of traditional rulers in Lagos State, highlighting their roles in maintaining social order, promoting development, and preserving cultural heritage.

Conclusion (10 minutes):

  • Teacher hands out fill-in-the-blank question handouts to students and asks them to complete them individually.
  • Teacher reviews the answers with the class and addresses any questions or concerns.
  • The teacher asks students to reflect on what they have learned about traditional rulers in Lagos State and their significance to the history and culture of the state.

Assessment:

  • Students will be assessed through their completion of the fill-in-the-blank question handouts and their participation in class discussions and activities.

Extension Activities:

  • Students can create drawings or paintings of traditional rulers in Lagos State.
  • Students can research and present the cultural practices and beliefs of traditional rulers in Lagos State.
  • Students can interview a traditional ruler or someone who works with traditional rulers in Lagos State.

Weekly Assesment/Test

  1. A traditional ruler is a _________ figure in a community. a) political b) religious c) social
  2. In Lagos State, the traditional rulers are chosen based on _________. a) inheritance b) election c) appointment by the government
  3. The paramount traditional ruler in Lagos State is the _________ of Lagos. a) Oba b) Emir c) King
  4. The Oba of Lagos is the traditional ruler of _________. a) Ikeja b) Lagos Island c) Badagry
  5. The Oba of Lagos is also known as the _________ of Lagos. a) Eleko b) Alake c) Emir
  6. The Oba of Lagos is chosen by a council of _________. a) chiefs b) politicians c) religious leaders
  7. The traditional rulers in Lagos State have a _________ role in promoting development. a) political b) social c) religious
  8. Traditional rulers in Lagos State play a significant role in maintaining _________. a) cultural heritage b) religious practices c) political power
  9. Traditional rulers in Lagos State also serve as _________ to their people. a) judges b) teachers c) ambassadors
  10. The _________ of Lagos is one of the most important traditional rulers in Nigeria. a) Oba b) Emir c) Sultan
  11. Traditional rulers in Lagos State are expected to uphold the _________ of their people. a) traditions and customs b) political ideologies c) religious beliefs
  12. Traditional rulers in Lagos State are chosen based on their _________ to their people. a) wealth b) education c) lineage
  13. The _________ of Ikorodu is one of the paramount traditional rulers in Lagos State. a) Oba b) Emir c) King
  14. The traditional rulers in Lagos State are highly respected and have a lot of _________ in their communities. a) political power b) religious influence c) social status
  15. The traditional rulers in Lagos State also serve as _________ between their people and the government. a) mediators b) enforcers c) judges
  16. The traditional rulers in Lagos State are expected to promote _________ among their people. a) unity and peace b) political activism c) religious conversions
  17. The traditional rulers in Lagos State have a _________ role in preserving the culture and heritage of their people. a) political b) social c) religious
  18. Traditional rulers in Lagos State are chosen based on their _________ to maintain peace and order in their domains. a) ability b) lineage c) wealth
  19. The _________ of Badagry is one of the paramount traditional rulers in Lagos State. a) Oba b) Emir c) King
  20. Traditional rulers in Lagos State are _________ by the government to ensure their domains are well-governed. a) monitored b) appointed c) elected