Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3



Subject: Social Studies

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Marriage

Subtitle: Types of marriage

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

  1. explain types of marriage
  2. state two types of marriage

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture charts


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


Types of marriage

There are different types of marriage in Nigerian communities. They


  1. Monogamy
  2. Polygamy
  3. Polyandry 


Monogamy is when a man marries only one wife. This type of marriage is common among Christians in Nigeria. It is believed to be wrong fora Christian to marry more than one wife.

Monogamy is the most common type of marriage.


This is when a man marries two or more wives. It is common among the  Muslims and those who practise traditional religion. This type of marriage is common among the rich people in Nigeria, as they use it to display their wealth. In the traditional setting, people believe that the more wives they have, the more their children would be, as well as their farms and wealth.


Polyandry is when a woman marries more than one husband at a time. This type of marriage is practised in some parts of China, Tibet and Nepel, and India.


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. What is polygamy
  2. Mention three types of marriage

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


  1. The marriage of one man to two wives is called ……………..
  2. Which type of marriage is most popular?
  3. Polygamy is common what group of people?
  4. What is polyandry?

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