Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3



Subject: Social Studies

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Marriage

Subtitle: Marriage in our community

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define marriage
  2. State the types marriage

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: charts

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous class.


Definition of marriage

Marriage is the coming together of a man and a woman as husband and wife. It is the legal joining or union of two persons of opposite sexes as husband and wife with the purpose of companionship and raising a family.

Marriage may be between people of the same or different ethnic groups, e.g., Hausa and Igbo. It may be between people of different religions, e.g., Christian and Muslim. The people only need to love and respect each other.


A newly married couple with their parents and well-wishers

Types of Marriage

There are different types of marriage in Nigerian communities. They


  1. monogamy, and
  2. polygamy
  3. polyandry


Strategies& Activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:

  1. Explain marriage
  2. Mention two types of marriage
  3. State two purpose of marriage


WRAP UP (CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. Marriage is the coming together of …………… and ……………….
  2. Define marriage

Marriage can occur between people of ………………………………..

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