Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Culture and beliefs of a community


Subject: Civic Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Culture and beliefs of a community

Subtitle: Culture and believes

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

  1. Explain culture
  2. Explain believes
  3. Mention the believes of a community

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart

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


Definition of culture and believe

Culture is define as the way of life, beliefs, behavior and values of a group of people or society and can be passed from generation to the next.

Culture is the arts, customs, lifestyles, background and habits of a community or nation. There are two types of cultures:

  1. Material culture: these are physical things that are created by the communities. Examples include: food, fabric, buildings and tools.
  2. Non-material culture: these are part of culture that you cannot touch, feel, taste or hold. Examples social roles, ethics, dance, language, song and beliefs.

Various cultures in Nigeria community include:

  1. Efik /Ibibio culture
  2. Edo/Benin culture
  3. Yoruba culture
  4. Igbo culture
  5. Hausa/ Fulani culture

Believes is define as a way community of people sharing the religious faith. Believe is also an opinion that a person holds to be true, e.g. faith in God.

Types of believes in Nigeria communities include;

  1. Theism: the believe in one or more gods.
  2. Monotheism is the believe that one God exist.
  3. Atheism or non-theism: the beliefs that gods do not exist.

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. Mention two types culture
  2. What is believe
  3. State three non-material culture

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


  1. Mention three various culture in Nigeria
  2. Define believes

Write two types of believes in Nigeria

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