Religion Practices (Primary 4)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 9

PRIMARY 4

THEME – OUR RELIGION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – OUR RELIGION 

TOPIC – RELIGION PRACTICES 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

  1. Explain the meaning of religion.
  2. Mention different types of religion.
  3. State mode of religion practices.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Charts showing church, mosque and shrine.
  2. Bible
  3. Quran
  4. Rosary
  5. Tasbih

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

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CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

 

INTRODUCTION – RELIGION

Religion is the belief, faith and worship in the existence of God. Religion is also the mode of worshipping God. The major religion in Nigeria are Christianity, Islam and Traditional religions.

 

CHRISTIANITY

Christianity is one the religions practised in Nigeria. The believers worship God in the name of His begotten son – Jesus Christ.

Christians worship in the church every Sunday and some other days of week depending on their church’s activities.

Some materials which Christians use for worship are the Holy Bible, the rosary, hymn books, water and olive oil.

Christians celebrate the birth (Christmas), the death (Good Friday), resurrection (Easter Sunday) and ascension (Easter Monday) of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

A man is expected to marry one wife. Christians sometimes go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Christianity was brought into Nigeria from Western countries.

 

 

ISLAM

Islam is also one of the religions practiced in Nigeria. The Islamic faithfuls or followers of Islam are called Muslims. Islam is a religion introduced by Prophet Muhammad. The Holy Book of the Muslim is called the Quran (Koran).

The Muslims worship in the Mosque every Friday and prayed five times a day. They use a string of beads for prayers. They worship in a building called a mosque.

Muslims go on pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims fast for thirty days during Ramadan. A Muslim man is allowed to marry up to four wives if he can love them equally.

Like Christianity, Islam was also brought into Nigerian from other countries.

 

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION 

African Traditional Religion is an indigenous religion. The religion practices are vary from one community to another. This religion is parts of our culture. It is a way of worshipping God, traditionally.

They worship God through lesser gods and goddess in objects. These gods and goddesses are regarded as servants of God.

For Examples of such gods and goddesses in Nigeria include:

  1. Amadioha, the god of thunder among the Igbo.
  2. Ogun, the god of iron among the Yoruba.
  3. Olokun, the water goddess among the Edo.

Some of the materials used are palm oil, cowries, kola nuts, goats, native chalk and pieces of white cloth. The priest tells the worshippers what to do and on which days to worship.

 

 

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Guides the pupils to discuss the meaning of religion.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Discuss the meaning of religion.
  4. Lets them mention different types of religion in Nigeria.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Mention the major religion in Nigeria.
  6. Asks the pupils to mention each religion place of worship and materials used in worship.
  7. Pupil’s Activities – Mention each religion place of worship and materials used in worship.

 

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

 

WORK BOOK

1. Define the term, ‘religion’.

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

 

Mention 3 major religion in Nigeria.

2. _________________________________

3. _________________________________

4. _________________________________

 

4. Christians worship in _________________________________.

A. Church

B. Mosque

C. Shrine

 

5. Muslims worship in _________________________________.

A. Church

B. Mosque

C. Shrine

 

6. Traditional worship in _________________________________.

A. Church

B. Mosque

C. Shrine

 

7. Bible is used by _________________________________.

A. Traditional worshippers

B. Muslims

C. Christians

 

8. Quran is used by _________________________________.

A. Traditional worshippers

B. Muslims

C. Christians

 

9. Cowries is used by _________________________________.

A. Traditional worshippers

B. Muslims

C. Christians

 

10. _________________________________ is ways of people worship their worship.

A. Christian

B. Mosque

C. Shrine

D. Religion

 

 

 

 

 

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