Mode of Greetings in Nigeria and Benefits of Greetings Primary 4 (Basic 4) Term 3 Week 9 Cultural and Creative Arts

 

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

THIRD TERM  

WEEK 9

PRIMARY 4

THEME –  

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TOPIC – MODE OF GREETINGS 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Meaning of Greeting

3. Mode of Greeting in Nigeria

4. Benefits of Greeting

5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. explain the meaning of greeting.

2. state the mode of greetings.

3. differentiate between formal and informal greetings.

4. practice and demonstrate various of greetings in Nigeria with appropriate replies.

5. practice and demonstrate formal greetings with appropriate responses.

6. discuss the benefits of greeting.

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

The pupils can state and demo

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart showing mode of greetings.

 

 

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

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION

Greeting is a way of showing respect or appreciate to people.

It is a self expression that people intentional make their presence known to one and another.

Greeting is an important part of our daily life, culture or societal value.

It is an expression of pleasure on the point of meeting or seeing someone.

 

MODE OF GREETING

The mode of greeting is depend on culture, societal values or relationships among people.

Formal greeting may involve a verbal communication such as hello, good morning, etc. accompanied with facial expression, gestures, body language, or eye contact.

The most commonly mode of greeting here in Nigeria are as follows:

1. Handshaking

2. Kneel down

3. Prostrate

4. Bend

5. Salute

6. Hugging

7. Clenching of fist

 

FORMAL AND INFORMAL GREETINGS 

Greetings can be formal and informal greetings.

 

FORMAL GREETINGS 

Formal greeting is the most polite and respectful form of greeting specially when interacting with people you do not know well.

Sometimes, It is also used welcome or recognize people.

 

It is as simple as saying,

Hello sir/ma/Treasure, etc.

Hello.

How are you?

Good morning.

Good afternoon.

Good evening.

What are you doing?

Nice to meet you.

How is it going?

 

INFORMAL GREETING

Informal greeting is commonly used when interacting with family members, friends, classmates, and other people you know well.

You don’t need to be formal in your greeting and don’t rude as well.

It is as simple as saying,

  • Hey!
  • What’s up?
  • Howdy!
  • How are ya?
  • Hi!
  • What’s new?
  • What’s going on?
  • How is it going?
  • How are things?

 

 

LESSON 2 – VARIOUS WAYS OF GREETINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Teacher organizes pupils in groups or pairs depending on the size of the class to state the meaning of the following – Good morning, afternoon or evening in Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo Language.

 

GREETINGS IN YORUBA 

  • Morning – E kaaro (Good morning)
  • Afternoon – E kaasan (Good afternoon)
  • Evening/Night – E ku irole / E kale (Good evening)

 

GREETINGS IN IGBO 

  • Morning – Ututu oma or Ibolachi (Good morning)
  • Afternoon – Ezigbo ehihi (Good afternoon)
  • Evening – Mgbede oma (Good evening)

 

GREETINGS IN HAUSA

  •  Morning – Ina Kuana Barka da safe (Good morning)
  • Afternoon – Barka day amma (Good afternoon)
  • Evening – Barka day amma (Good evening)

 

PRACTICE AND DEMONSTRATE FORMS OF GREETING 

1. Kneel down (girls)

2. Prostrate (Boys)

3. Bend (both boys and girls)

4. Salute (police, military, students, etc.)

5. Hands shaking (friends)

6. Hugging (friends and family)

7. Clenching of fist (boys and girls), etc.

 

 

LESSON 3 – GREETINGS AND THEIR CORRESPONDING REPLIES

All forms of greeting can be followed by the following phrases to ask for some
detailed information, for example –

 

How are you?

  • I’m fine thank you.l
  • I’m okay.
  • I’m alright.

 

Nice to meet you.

  • Nice to meet you too.

 

How are you doing these days?

  • I’m doing well/great,…

 

How is life?

  • Life is good.
  • I’m very okay,…

 

How do you feel today?

  • I feel great.
  • I feel much better.

 

How do you do?

  • How do you do? 

 

How is home?

  • They are okay.
  • We thank God.
  • Not bad. 

 

How was the weekend? (any event)

  • It was very good.
  • We had a good time.
  • It was boring.
  • It was not so bad.

 

PRACTICE AND DEMONSTRATE GREETINGS AND REPLIES 

Teacher organizes pupils in groups or pairs depending on the size of the class to practice and demonstrate correctly the above greetings and replies as well as in their local languages or slangs.

 

BENEFITS OF GREETING

The benefits of greeting are as follows:

1. It helps to start the day.

2. It helps to start to discuss other things.

3. It helps us show love and respect to one another.

4. It helps to show respect to our elders.

5. It helps us to live and work together in peace.

6. It helps us to keep our friendship.

7. It helps us to make new friends.

8. It helps to promote tolerance, good neighborliness, courtesy, friendliness, etc.

 

 

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. Teacher organizes the pupils in groups or pair depending on the size of the class.

3. Teacher asks the groups or pairs to say the following in Nigerian languages – good morning, afternoon and evening.

Pupil’s Activities – State the meaning of good morning, afternoon and evening in local languages.

4. Teacher uses the pupil’s responses to introduce the lesson and leads a discussion on the meaning and mode of greeting.

Pupil’s Activities – Pay attention to the lesson introduction to understand the concept of the lesson and participate actively in the class discussion.

5. Teacher discuss the forms of greeting with appropriate examples.

Pupil’s Activities – Different between formal and informal greetings.

6. Teacher uses activity 3 to lead a discussion on various ways of greeting in Nigeria.

Pupil’s Activities – Discuss various ways of greeting in Nigeria.

7. Teacher asks pupils to demonstrate how the uniform man such as army or policeman greet their superiors or one another.

Pupil’s Activities – Demonstrate how uniform man greet their superior or one another.

8. Teacher uses pupil’s responses in activity 7 to guide pupils to practice and demonstrate correctly the mode of greeting.

Pupil’s Activities – Practice and demonstrate correctly the mode of greeting.

9. Teacher guides pupils to practice and demonstrate greetings with corresponding replies.

Pupil’s Activities – Practice and demonstrate greetings with corresponding replies.

Pupil’s Activities – Practice and demonstrate greetings and replies correctly.

 

10. Teacher leads a discussion on the benefits of greeting.

Pupil’s Activities – Analyze the importance of greetings in their communities.

11. Teacher summarizes the lesson on the board with appropriate evaluation.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate actively in the summary of the lesson and write as instructed.

 

 

CONCLUSION

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

 

 

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LESSON EVALUATION 

Teacher asks pupils to,

 

1. explain the meaning of greeting.

2. state 5 mode of greetings.

3. differentiate between formal and informal greetings.

4. practice and demonstrate 5 various of greetings in Nigeria with appropriate replies.

5. practice and demonstrate 5 formal greetings with appropriate responses.

6. discuss 5 benefits of greeting.

 

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