THEME – PRE COLONIAL IN NIGERIA
TOPIC 4 – LAND AND PEOPLES OF NIGERIA
1. Physical map of Nigeria
2. A map of Nigeria showing the location of the various people
3. Drawings of pictures showing:
- products from the vegetation zone.
- dress codes and cultural crafts of Nigeria’s peoples.
By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
1. describe the main geographical features of Nigeria.
2. locate the various Nigerian people on map of the country.
3. identify the impact of geography on the history of the people of Nigeria.
CONTENTS OF THE LESSON
1. Main geopolitical zones in which Nigeria can be divided and their main features:
- Semi-savannah (transitional zone between the forest and the real savannah).
2. Main physical features especially rivers and mountain systems:
- Location of kanem and Bornu, Hausa State, Nupe, Igala, jukun, Igbo, Angas, Borom, Idoma, Calabar, the Yoruba, especially Ife, Oyo, Benin, Ijaw and Itsekiri kingdoms.
3. The impact of geography on human activity –
- movement of people and means of transportation
- the influences to which people are subjected by virtue of location.
- varying geographical habitant makes it necessary for exchange of commodities and consequently for inter-group relations.
1. guides the students to locate the main geographical zone and identify the main features.
2. guides the students to indicate the areas occupied by the people listed under content.
3. uses explanations and discussion to help the students identify the impact of geography on human activity.
1. participate in class assignments.
2. listen to teachers explanation and participate in class discussion.
Describe the main geographical features in Nigeria.
2) Identify the impact of geography on the history of the people of Nigeria.