Lesson Plan, Unit


(Causes of Conflict - Middle School CBA) Nigeria is one of the world's leading oil producers. Yet, a majority of the population live in poverty. In this lesson, students will uncover and analyze the causes of conflict in Nigeria, with specific emphasis on oil and the Niger Delta region. Students will develop an understanding of the challenges Nigerians face and then be able to clearly articulate in a paper or presentation the reasons behind these challenges. This unit includes a slide show that illustrates living conditions in the Niger Delta region, a mapping activity, and links to plenty of targeted online resources.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10





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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-11-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is one unit in a series of lessons on Nigeria submitted by the World Affairs Council. The unit has background information, clear objectives, detailed procedures, and all of the necessary handouts to implement the unit. All of the materials are excellent. The content is current, accurate, and accessible to students at the recommended grade levels. There are a variety of different activities to engage students in learning about Nigeria and the challenges it is facing. Some of the highlights include an introductory activity on conflict, a "What Do You Know About Nigeria?" quiz, a PowerPoint with powerful images of Nigeria, and a research assignment on different aspects of conflict in Nigeria. The entire unit is immediately useful in a classroom and many of the handouts and activities could also be stand alone lessons integrated into various classes such as Global Issues, World History, or Economics. There are also a lot of relevant links included in the lesson that could be used to further develop the lessons.

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