Mode of Greeting Cultural and Creative Arts Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 9

Understanding Greetings in Nigeria’s Diverse Cultures

 

Lesson Plan: Modes of Greeting


Subject: Cultural and Creative Arts

Class: Primary 5

Term: Third Term

Week: 9

Topic: Mode of Greeting

Sub-topic:

  • How to greet in different parts of Nigeria
  • Benefits of greeting
  • When and occasions to greet

Duration: 60 minutes

Behavioural Objectives:

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

  1. Identify how to greet in different parts of Nigeria.
  2. Explain the benefits of greeting.
  3. List when and occasions to greet.

Key Words:

  • Greeting
  • Respect
  • Cultural

Entry Behaviour:

Pupils are familiar with basic greetings like “Good morning” and “Good afternoon.”

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Pictures of people greeting in different cultures
  • Chart showing benefits of greeting
  • Flashcards with different greeting scenarios

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

Ask pupils how they greet their parents, teachers, and friends. Discuss the importance of these greetings.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Communication
  • Social interaction
  • Cultural awareness

Learning Materials:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work
  • Pictures and charts
  • Flashcards

Reference Books:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Primary Schools
  • Cultural and Creative Arts textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures
  • Charts
  • Flashcards

Content:

Modes of Greeting:

  1. How to Greet in Different Parts of Nigeria:
    • Yoruba: Men prostrate or kneel slightly, women kneel.
    • Igbo: Men shake hands or bow, women curtsy or kneel.
    • Hausa: Men place hand on chest, women shake hands or bow.
    • Edo: Shake hands or bow slightly.
    • Tiv: Shake hands or hug.
  2. Benefits of Greeting:
    • Shows respect
    • Builds relationships
    • Promotes good manners
    • Creates a positive atmosphere
    • Encourages communication
  3. When and Occasions to Greet:
    • Morning: “Good morning!”
    • School: Greet teachers and classmates
    • Home: Greet family members
    • Events: Greet people at social or cultural events
    • Visits: Greet hosts during a visit
    • Workplace: Greet colleagues and bosses
    • Religious places: Greet fellow worshippers

Understanding the Mode of Greeting


1. How to Greet in Different Parts of Nigeria

  1. Yoruba:
    • Men: Prostrate fully or kneel slightly. 🙇‍♂️
    • Women: Kneel down. 🙇‍♀️
    • Example: “Ẹ káàárọ̀” (Good morning).
  2. Igbo:
    • Men: Shake hands or bow slightly. 🤝
    • Women: Curtsy or kneel slightly. 🙇‍♀️
    • Example: “Ụtụtụ ọma” (Good morning).
  3. Hausa:
    • Men: Bow slightly or place hand on chest. 🤲
    • Women: Bow slightly or shake hands. 🤝
    • Example: “Ina kwana” (Good morning).
  4. Edo:
    • Bow slightly or shake hands. 🤝
    • Example: “Ẹ káárọ̀” (Good morning).
  5. Tiv:
    • Shake hands or hug. 🤗
    • Example: “M ngu a vhihian” (Good morning).

2. Benefits of Greeting

  1. Shows Respect:
    • Greeting elders and peers shows you respect them. 👏
  2. Builds Relationships:
    • Greeting helps in making friends and building strong connections. 🤝
  3. Promotes Good Manners:
    • Greeting others shows that you have good manners. 🌟
  4. Creates a Positive Atmosphere:
    • A simple greeting can make someone’s day better. 😊
  5. Encourages Communication:
    • Greetings open the door for conversations and understanding. 🗣️

3. When and Where to Greet

  1. Morning:
    • Greet people in the morning to start the day well. 🌅
    • Example: “Good morning!”
  2. School:
    • Greet teachers and classmates when you arrive at school. 🏫
    • Example: “Good morning, Teacher!”
  3. Home:
    • Greet family members when you wake up or come home. 🏠
    • Example: “Good evening, Dad!”
  4. Events:
    • Greet people when you attend social or cultural events. 🎉
    • Example: “Hello, everyone!”
  5. Visits:
    • Greet hosts when you visit someone’s home. 🏡
    • Example: “Thank you for having me!”
  6. Workplace:
    • Greet colleagues and bosses to maintain a good work environment. 💼
    • Example: “Good afternoon, Sir!”
  7. Religious Places:
    • Greet fellow worshippers in places of worship. ⛪
    • Example: “Peace be upon you!”

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Class Activity Discussion on Mode of Greeting


1. Q: How do Yoruba men greet elders?

A: Yoruba men greet elders by prostrating fully or kneeling slightly.

2. Q: How do Yoruba women greet?

A: Yoruba women greet by kneeling down.

3. Q: What is the common greeting in Igbo culture?

A: Igbo people often greet by shaking hands or bowing slightly.

4. Q: How do Hausa men greet?

A: Hausa men greet by placing their hand on their chest.

5. Q: How do Tiv people greet?

A: Tiv people usually greet by shaking hands or hugging.

6. Q: What are the benefits of greeting?

A: Greeting shows respect, builds relationships, promotes good manners, creates a positive atmosphere, and encourages communication.

7. Q: Why is greeting important in society?

A: Greeting is important because it shows respect and helps build strong connections.

8. Q: When should you greet someone in the morning?

A: You should greet someone in the morning by saying “Good morning.”

9. Q: Who should you greet when you arrive at school?

A: You should greet your teachers and classmates when you arrive at school.

10. Q: How do you greet family members at home?

A: You greet family members at home by saying “Good morning” or “Good evening.”

11. Q: When should you greet people at events?

A: You should greet people when you attend social or cultural events.

12. Q: How do you greet your hosts during a visit?

A: You greet your hosts by saying “Hello” and thanking them for having you.

13. Q: What should you say when you greet someone at work?

A: You should say “Good morning” or “Good afternoon” when greeting someone at work.

14. Q: How do you greet fellow worshippers?

A: You greet fellow worshippers by saying “Peace be upon you” or similar respectful phrases.

15. Q: What is a polite way to greet elders in any culture?

A: A polite way to greet elders is to show respect, such as by bowing slightly or using respectful phrases like “Good morning, Sir/Ma.”

 

 

Evaluation Questions on Modes of Greeting


  1. In Yoruba culture, men greet elders by ______. a) waving
    b) prostrating
    c) jumping
    d) nodding
  2. Igbo women often greet by ______. a) kneeling slightly
    b) shouting
    c) clapping
    d) running
  3. Hausa men place their ______ on their chest while greeting. a) feet
    b) head
    c) hand
    d) back
  4. In Edo culture, people commonly greet by ______. a) bowing slightly
    b) dancing
    c) whistling
    d) running
  5. Tiv people usually greet by ______ or hugging. a) jumping
    b) shaking hands
    c) dancing
    d) whistling
  6. A benefit of greeting is that it shows ______. a) happiness
    b) respect
    c) anger
    d) boredom
  7. Greeting helps in building ______ with others. a) fences
    b) houses
    c) relationships
    d) cars
  8. Good manners are shown when you ______ people. a) ignore
    b) greet
    c) laugh at
    d) shout at
  9. A greeting can create a ______ atmosphere. a) negative
    b) dull
    c) positive
    d) quiet
  10. Greeting others encourages ______. a) fighting
    b) eating
    c) communication
    d) silence
  11. You should greet people in the morning by saying ______. a) Good morning
    b) Good night
    c) Good afternoon
    d) Goodbye
  12. When you arrive at school, you should greet your ______. a) pets
    b) teachers
    c) food
    d) books
  13. At home, greet your family members when you ______. a) wake up
    b) sleep
    c) play games
    d) read
  14. It is polite to greet people when you attend ______. a) events
    b) exams
    c) libraries
    d) hospitals
  15. In a religious place, you greet fellow ______. a) students
    b) worshippers
    c) shoppers
    d) players

Presentation:

Step 1: Revision of Previous Topic

  • Teacher: Recaps the last lesson on cultural expressions and asks a few questions to refresh pupils’ memories.

Step 2: Introduction of New Topic

  • Teacher: Introduces the new topic by showing pictures of people greeting in different cultures and explains how greetings vary.

Step 3: Pupil Contributions

  • Teacher: Encourages pupils to share how they greet at home and in school. Corrects and guides them as necessary.

Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Display pictures and charts.
  2. Explain different greetings and their importance.
  3. Facilitate discussion and correct misconceptions.

Learners’ Activities:

  1. Observe pictures and charts.
  2. Participate in discussions.
  3. Share personal experiences of greeting.

Assessment:

  1. How do Yoruba men greet elders?
  2. Why is greeting important?
  3. Give an example of a greeting used in the morning.
  4. How do Hausa men usually greet?
  5. What is one benefit of greeting?
  6. When should you greet your teachers?
  7. How do Igbo women greet?
  8. List two occasions when you should greet someone.
  9. How do Tiv people greet?
  10. What does greeting encourage?

Conclusion:

  • Teacher: Summarizes the lesson and emphasizes the importance of greeting. Goes around to mark pupils’ work and provides feedback.

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