Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

The twelve stones

Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Class: Primary 6

Age: 11 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religious knowledge

 Topic:  The twelve stones

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

  1. State the importance of the twelve stones placed at the river Jordan

Instructional Techniques: Identification, explanation, playway method, questions and answers, demonstration, story-telling

Instructional Materials: : toys, picture book showing pictures of the twelve stones

Instructional Procedures






The Teacher revises the previous topics

Pupils pay attention



She explain what the twelve  stones signifies 

Pupils pay attention and anticipate



The Teacher uses a Bible story book to Explain the crossing of the Israelites across the Jordan river

-How the Israelites prepared to cross the Jordan river

-How the Levitical Priest went before all the people and separated themselves from the population

-How the Priest carried the ark of covenant to the bank of the Jordan

-How the river stopped flowing and dried up.

- How the Israelites selected 12 people each from the 12 tribe of Israel.

-How the 12 selected 12 stones from the position where the Priest stood

How the stones were used to build a memorial. (Josh 3:1-17, 4:1-24)

Pupils pay attention and participate


Note taking

The teacher writes a short note on the board

The pupils copy the note



The twelve stone was a common form of marking a spectacular religious event in the days of Kingdom of Judah before the time of King Josiah. The Stone were specifically placed in a circle in the place where the heads of each tribe stood at the meeting that the 12 tribe had with Joshua as their leader immediately following the crossing of the Jordan River into the land of Israel. The 12 stones signifies the day when the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant went across  

Evaluation:          1. Narrate the Story of the passage of the Israelites across the River Jordan

  1. What does the 12 stones Signifies?

CLASSWORK: As in evaluation.

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

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