Religious Practice 

Last Updated on November 7, 2018 by Alabi M. S.

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FIRST TERM

NINTH WEEK

BASIC 6 

THEME:

TOPIC: Religious Practice

Religion practice is the belief in the existence of God. Religion practice is the activities which people perform when worshipping God. The main religions in Nigeria are Christianity, Islam and the traditional religions.

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PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to list and explain religion practice in Nigeria.

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned culture.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Bible
  2. Qur’an

METHOD OF TEACHING

  1. Explanation
  2. Discussion
  3. Demonstration
  4. Questions and answers

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Bible and Qur’an
  4. Course book
  5. All Relevant Material
  6. Online Information

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CONTENT OF THE LESSON

MAJOR RELIGIOUS PRACTICE IN NIGERIA 

  • Christian Religion
  • Islamic Religion
  • Tradition Religion

CHRISTIAN RELIGION 

Christian Religion believes in the supreme being called God and His begotten son, Jesus Christ. They worship in the church on Sunday and uses the Holy Bible to pray.

Christians celebrate Christmas to remember when Jesus Christ was born. They celebrate Easter to remember when Jesus rose from the dead. A Christian man is expected to marry only one wife.

Christians sometimes go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Christianity was brought into Nigeria from Western countries. 

ISLAMIC RELIGION 

Islamic Religion belief in Allah and prophet Mohammed as the messenger of Allah. They pray five times a day, worship in the mosque and uses the Holy Qur’an and Islamic rosary (tesbih).

Their major worship day is Friday. Muslims fast for thirty days during Ramadan. Muslims go on pilgrimage to Mecca. 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. 

TRADITIONAL RELIGION 

Traditional religions actually started in our traditional or ancient communities, and they were introduced by the founders of such communities.

Believers in traditional religions worship God, mostly through lesser gods and goddesses. These gods and goddesses are regarded as servants of God.

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.

Believers of traditional religions worship at places called shrines. They believe that their gods and goddesses live in objects. Some materials with which the people serve their gods and goddesses 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.

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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. Explains the meaning of religion practice in Nigeria;
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Describe religion practice.
  4. Guides pupils to list the major religions in Nigeria;
  5. Pupil’s Activities – List the major religions practice in Nigeria.
  6. Note taking.

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – similarities and aspects of religion practice in Nigeria.

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to list and explain religion practice in Nigeria.

 

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