The Visit of the Three Wise Men Christian Religious Studies Kindergarten First Term Lesson Notes Week 10

Lesson Plan Presentation

Subject: Christian Religious Studies
Class: Kindergarten
Term: First Term
Week: 10
Age: 5 years

Topic: The Visit of the Three Wise Men
Sub-topic: Understanding the Magi’s Journey

Duration: 40 minutes

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

  1. Identify who the three wise men were.
  2. Describe the journey of the wise men to see Jesus.
  3. Understand the significance of the gifts they brought.
  4. Appreciate the story of the wise men as part of Christmas.

Keywords:

  • Wise Men
  • Magi
  • Gifts
  • Star
  • Bethlehem
  • Jesus

Set Induction:
The teacher will display pictures of the three wise men and ask the students if they have heard about them and what they know.

Entry Behaviour:
Students have some familiarity with Christmas and the story of Jesus’ birth.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Pictures of the three wise men
  • Storybook of the visit of the wise men
  • Coloring sheets depicting the journey of the wise men
  • Crayons

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:
Discuss with students what they know about the birth of Jesus and introduce the concept of the wise men visiting Him.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Listening
  • Observation
  • Creativity (through coloring)

Reference Books:
Lagos State Scheme of Work for Kindergarten Christian Religious Studies.

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures
  • Storybook
  • Coloring sheets
  • Crayons

Content

Explanation of the Topic:

  1. Who were the Wise Men?
    The wise men, also known as the Magi, were scholars or astrologers who came from the East to visit Jesus after His birth.
  2. The Journey to Bethlehem:
    The wise men followed a special star that led them to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.
  3. Meeting King Herod:
    The wise men stopped in Jerusalem and met King Herod, asking him where they could find the newborn King of the Jews.
  4. Finding Jesus:
    The star guided them to the house where Jesus and His family were staying in Bethlehem.
  5. Gifts of the Wise Men:
    They presented Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, which were valuable and symbolic.
  6. Return Journey:
    The wise men returned home by a different route to avoid King Herod, who wanted to harm Jesus.

Fill-in-the-Blank Questions

  1. The wise men followed a ______ to find Jesus. a) Moon
    b) Star
    c) Cloud
    d) Sun
  2. The wise men came from the ______. a) West
    b) East
    c) North
    d) South
  3. They visited King ______ in Jerusalem. a) David
    b) Solomon
    c) Herod
    d) Pharaoh
  4. The wise men brought gifts of ______. a) Silver, gold, and bronze
    b) Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
    c) Diamonds, rubies, and pearls
    d) Bread, milk, and honey
  5. The star led them to the house where ______ was born. a) Moses
    b) Jesus
    c) Abraham
    d) David
  6. The wise men returned home by a ______ route. a) Longer
    b) Shorter
    c) Same
    d) Different
  7. ______ wanted to harm Jesus. a) King David
    b) King Herod
    c) King Solomon
    d) King Pharaoh
  8. The wise men were also known as ______. a) Teachers
    b) Shepherds
    c) Magi
    d) Priests
  9. The gifts of the wise men were ______. a) Ordinary
    b) Special and symbolic
    c) Cheap
    d) Toys
  10. The visit of the wise men is celebrated during ______. a) Christmas
    b) Easter
    c) New Year
    d) Halloween

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Who were the three wise men? They were scholars or astrologers from the East who visited Jesus after His birth.
  2. What did the wise men follow to find Jesus? They followed a star.
  3. Where did the star lead the wise men? To Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.
  4. What gifts did the wise men bring to Jesus? Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  5. Why did the wise men visit King Herod? They asked him where they could find the newborn King of the Jews.
  6. Why did the wise men return home by a different route? To avoid King Herod who wanted to harm Jesus.
  7. What is another name for the wise men? Magi.
  8. When do we celebrate the visit of the wise men? During Christmas.

Presentation

Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic, “The Birth of Jesus Christ,” highlighting the significance of Jesus’ birth and the celebration of Christmas.

Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic, “The Visit of the Three Wise Men,” using pictures and a storybook to narrate the journey of the wise men to see Jesus.

Step 3: The teacher encourages students to share what they have learned about the wise men and corrects any misconceptions.

Teacher’s Activities

  • Show pictures of the wise men and read the story of their journey.
  • Ask questions to check understanding.
  • Guide students in a coloring activity of the wise men’s journey.

Learners’ Activities

  • Listen to the story of the wise men.
  • Answer questions about the story.
  • Participate in the coloring activity.

Assessment

Ten Evaluation Questions:

  1. What did the wise men follow to find Jesus?
  2. Where did the star lead the wise men?
  3. Who did the wise men visit in Jerusalem?
  4. What gifts did the wise men bring to Jesus?
  5. Why did the wise men return home by a different route?
  6. Who wanted to harm Jesus?
  7. What is another name for the wise men?
  8. When do we celebrate the visit of the wise men?
  9. Where was Jesus born?
  10. What city did the wise men visit to find Jesus?

Conclusion:
The teacher goes around to assess students’ understanding through their responses and completed coloring sheets. Students share their artwork and discuss what they’ve learned about the visit of the wise men.

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