Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Influences of foreign culture on our cultural values.

Week 7

Subject: Social studies

Topic: Influences of foreign culture on our cultural values.

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with STD’s/HIV/AIDs.

Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define foreign culture.
  2. List aspects of foreign cultural influence on our culture.
  3. Know the means of promoting foreign culture.


Foreign culture refers to the ways of life of people who are not Nigerians. The culture and values of Nigerians today, is a mixture of both foreign cultural influences and traditional culture.

Aspects of foreign cultural influence on our culture & values

  1. Religion
  2. Education
  3. Political system
  4. Music
  5. Health care system
  6. Dressing
  7. Technology

Advantages of foreign culture

  1. Good health care system and practice.
  2. Well structured educational system.
  3. Advanced economic activities.
  4. Organized security and defense operations.
  5. Improved technology.

Disadvantages of foreign culture

  1. The promotion of immortality through videos, radio, magazines etc.
  2. Encouragement of violence through films.
  3. The destruction of traditional customs and values.

Promoting Nigerian culture

Nigeria has a rich cultural heritage, in terms of music, dressing, festivals, etc. These traditionals and values are usually passed on from one generation to another and which makes us unique as people.

Some things we can do to promote Nigerian culture;

    1. Using the mass media.


  • Preservation of artifacts and movement: artifacts are traditional artworks of historical importance while movement refers to structures e.g buildings, sites, statutes etc constructed to honour an event on a person.
  • Organizing cultural festivals.
  • School programmes.


  1. Government policy.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explain new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes note on the boards for pupils


  1. What is foreign culture?
  2. Mention four areas in which culture has affected Nigerian culture?
  3. Mention four advantages of foreign culture?
  4. Mention four ways of promoting our culture?

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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