COLONIAL ADMINSTRATIVE OF BRITISH PROTECTORATE HEADQUARTERS HISTORY PRIMARY 4 FIRST TERM LESSON NOTES WEEK 8

Subject: History

Class: Primary 4

Term: First Term

Week: 8

Topic: Colonial Administration of British Protectorate Headquarters, Features, and Reasons for Establishment

Duration: 45 minutes

Previous Knowledge: Students have a basic understanding of what an office is and have heard about the British in history.

Set Induction:

  • Start by showing a picture of an important office building in a city. Ask students if they know what an office is and why it might be important.

Behavioral Objectives:

  • By the end of the lesson, students should be able to describe the features of colonial administrative headquarters.
  • Students should understand the reasons for establishing early British administrative headquarters in Nigeria.

Key Vocabulary Words:

  1. Colonial
  2. Administrative
  3. Headquarters
  4. Features
  5. Establishment
  6. British
  7. Protectorate
  8. Governance
  9. Resources
  10. Communication

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Observation
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Materials:

  • Pictures of colonial administrative headquarters
  • Images of resources
  • Maps of Nigeria
  • Simple drawings of colonial officers

Content:

Colonial Administration of British Protectorate Headquarters:

  1. Headquarters is like the main office or boss’s office in a big organization. 🏢
  2. In history, the British had a place where they managed their areas of control, called a protectorate. 🇬🇧
  3. Colonial administration means the way the British managed and ruled these areas. 👑
  4. They used the headquarters as the main center for making decisions and managing the protectorate. 🗂️
  5. For example, the British had a headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, to rule and control the area. 🌍🇳🇬
  6. This headquarters was like a command center for the British government to make rules and policies. 📜🤝

So, the Colonial Administration of British Protectorate Headquarters was like the main office for the British to rule and manage the areas they controlled. 🏢🌍👑

Evaluation

  1. The British used a headquarters as the main center for making decisions and managing their protectorate. A) school B) office C) playground D) library
  2. The colonial administration means the way the British managed and ruled these areas. A) government B) cooking C) music D) sports
  3. The headquarters was like a command center for the British government to make rules and __________. A) games B) policies C) stories D) drawings
  4. In history, the British had a place where they managed their areas of control called a __________. A) school B) playground C) protectorate D) library
  5. The Colonial Administration of British Protectorate Headquarters was like the __________ for the British to rule and manage the areas they controlled. A) main office B) school C) kitchen D) sports field
  6. The British had a headquarters in __________, Nigeria, to rule and control the area. A) Paris B) Lagos C) New York D) London
  7. The headquarters is a place where important __________ are made. A) decisions B) jokes C) dances D) songs
  8. Colonial administration means the way the British managed and __________ these areas. A) protected B) studied C) painted D) laughed at
  9. The British used the headquarters as the main __________ for making decisions and managing the protectorate. A) kitchen B) office C) sports field D) library
  10. The Colonial Administration of British Protectorate Headquarters helped the British government make __________. A) books B) food C) rules D) toys
  11. The British had a headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, to rule and __________ the area. A) destroy B) control C) paint D) dance
  12. The headquarters was like a command center for the British government to make __________ and policies. A) movies B) games C) rules D) songs
  13. The headquarters was a place where __________ and important decisions were made. A) silly jokes B) dances C) serious discussions D) songs
  14. The Colonial Administration of British Protectorate Headquarters was like the __________ for the British to rule and manage the areas they controlled. A) main office B) playground C) sports field D) kitchen
  15. In history, the British used the headquarters as a place to make rules, decisions, and __________ for the areas they ruled. A) toys B) policies C) games D) dances
  1. Features of Colonial Administrative Headquarters:
    • Central Location: The headquarters were usually located in a central area within the colony for easy access to various regions.
    • Government Offices: They housed important government offices for administrative tasks, like making and enforcing laws.
    • Governor’s Residence: Often, the governor’s official residence was within or near the headquarters.
    • Military Presence: To maintain control, there was a military presence at the headquarters.
    • Communication Hub: The headquarters had facilities for communication, like telegraph and postal services.
    • Legal Courts: They had courts for legal proceedings and maintaining order.
    • Infrastructure: The area around the headquarters saw improved infrastructure like roads and buildings.
  2. Reasons for the Establishment of Early British Administrative Headquarters in Nigeria:
    • Control and Governance: The British set up headquarters to establish effective control and governance over the territory.
    • Resource Exploitation: Nigeria was rich in resources, and the headquarters facilitated the management and exploitation of these resources.
    • Trade and Economy: The British wanted to oversee trade activities and economic development in Nigeria.
    • Law and Order: Establishing headquarters helped maintain law and order in a diverse and expansive region.
    • Communication: The headquarters served as a hub for communication, enabling the British to receive and send information swiftly.
    • Political Influence: It allowed the British to exert political influence and maintain authority.
    • Security: The presence of headquarters enhanced security against local resistance or potential threats.
    • Missionary Activities: The British often combined administrative and missionary efforts in these locations.
    • Education: Administrative centers promoted educational activities and the spread of British values.

The early British administrative headquarters in Nigeria served as a focal point for governance, resource management, and the extension of British influence in various aspects of life in the colony.

Presentation:

  1. Step 1 (Introduction):
    • Greet the students and show a picture of a big, important office building.
    • Explain that we’ll talk about a special kind of office, a “colonial administrative headquarters.”
  2. Step 2 (Features of Headquarters):
    • Describe the features of colonial administrative headquarters, like being the main office for making rules and having important government offices.
    • Use pictures to illustrate these features.
  3. Step 3 (Reasons for Establishment):
    • Explain why the British set up these headquarters in Nigeria, such as for control, resource management, and communication.
    • Show images of resources and maps to help students understand.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Present the information clearly and engage students through questions and images.
  • Encourage students to participate in discussions and ask questions.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Observe pictures and listen to the teacher’s explanations.
  • Participate in class discussions and ask questions to understand better.

Assessment:

  • Ask students to identify features of colonial administrative headquarters.
  • Encourage students to explain at least one reason for establishing these headquarters.

Evaluation:

Features of Colonial Administrative Headquarters:

  1. The colonial administrative headquarters often had important __________ offices. A) school B) government C) playground D) library
  2. It was a central location for making and enforcing __________. A) games B) laws C) stories D) drawings
  3. The headquarters sometimes included the governor’s official __________. A) kitchen B) school C) residence D) library
  4. A military presence was maintained at the headquarters to ensure __________. A) fun B) control C) dancing D) relaxation
  5. The headquarters had facilities for __________ like telegraph and postal services. A) games B) communication C) art D) cooking

Reasons for the Establishment of Early British Administrative Headquarters in Nigeria:

  1. The British set up headquarters in Nigeria for effective __________ and governance. A) control B) music C) painting D) laughter
  2. Nigeria was rich in resources, and the headquarters facilitated their __________. A) management B) entertainment C) destruction D) magic
  3. The British wanted to oversee trade activities and __________ development in Nigeria. A) games B) economic C) fun D) stories
  4. The headquarters served as a hub for communication, allowing for __________ of information. A) spreading B) dancing C) receiving and sending D) sleeping
  5. Establishing headquarters helped maintain __________ and order in Nigeria. A) games B) fun C) law D) laughter
  6. The presence of headquarters enhanced security against __________ or threats. A) school B) local resistance C) drawing D) library
  7. Administrative centers promoted __________ activities and the spread of British values. A) education B) playing C) relaxation D) art
  8. The British combined administrative and __________ efforts in these locations. A) cooking B) laughter C) missionary D) games
  9. The headquarters were often located in a central area within the colony for __________ access to various regions. A) school B) easy C) library D) playground
  10. The headquarters played a significant role in the __________ of Nigeria. A) control B) fun C) music D) magic

Conclusion:

  • Summarize the main points and remind students why colonial administrative headquarters were important in Nigeria’s history.

Assignment:

  • Assign students to draw a simple picture of a colonial administrative headquarters and write a short sentence about why they think it was important. They should bring their assignments to the next lesson.