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Family Unit


Curipod lesson about topic "The Family Unit". #8-10

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1. Open question
360 seconds
What does a family look like to you? In other words, who makes up a family and what are their roles?
2. Slide
60 seconds
The Nuclear Family Extended Family A Matrilineal Kinship Patrilineal Kinship
The Family Unit: A Foundation for Life
3. Poll
20 seconds
Of the cultures listed on the board, which one do you think has a matrilineal kinship?
  • Native American
  • European American
  • African American
4. Poll
20 seconds
Of the cultures on the board, which do you think places emphasis on the extended family?
  • European American
  • Asian
  • Jewish
5. Open question
660 seconds
Work with your partner. Research and analyze one of the family structures listed on the board, are they matrilineal or patrilineal, do they focus on nuclear or extended family, how important is religion and education to their family unit? Compare and contrast it to the traditional European American Family Structure. Use the following website for source material:
6. Open question
180 seconds
How does the family structure you researched compare to your family structure?
7. Poll
60 seconds
What do you think is the most important part of a family unit?
  • Love and support
  • Boundaries and rules
  • Communication and understanding
  • Trust and respect
8. Slide
60 seconds
The average family size in the US is 3.14 people. The world's longest marriage lasted 86 years and began in 1924. More than 1 in 5 marriages are interracial or interethnic.
Fun facts:
9. Slide
60 seconds
Discuss, as a class, the types of family units presented earlier. How do they compare to the modern family unit? How do they compare to your family? What are some interesting things you learned about the different types of family units in different cultures?
Class Discussion:

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