Grade:101-2<br />Date:October 25, 2010<br />Unit Theme:Individual and Society<br />Topic:The Family<br />Duration:Three Weeks (Week Ending November 12, 2010)<br />General Objective:<br />Firstly, for students to have an in depth understanding of different family types and unions that exist in the Caribbean and the varying functions of the family. Secondly for them to have an insight into how our ancestral groups, social change and the family during slavery has impacted on family life structures in today’s’ Caribbean society.<br />Specific Objectives:<br /><ul><li>Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different family types after assessing the characteristics of each type of families.
Describe three family unions that exist in the Caribbean following guided reading activity.
Discuss six functions of the family following group work.
Infer, based on prior knowledge at least three measures that should be taken to ensure readiness for parenthood.
Accurately identify different patterns of family structure following extended and in-class activity.
Outline the influence of at least three ancestral groups on the structure of families in the Caribbean today following class activity.
Express, orally, three ways in which social changes has impacted on family life following class discussion.
Develop a specified glossary of terms based on case study. </li></ul>Methodologies:<br />Cooperative learning, discussion, guided discovery, brainstorming.<br />Instructional Materials:<br />Text, handout, c/b.<br />Content Summary:<br /><ul><li>Types of families
Glossary of Terms (Divorce, Annulment, Alimony, Bigamy, Legal Separation, Marriage)</li></ul>Introductory Activity:<br />Students will describe the structure of their family in relation to its members. Activity will be used to introduce different family types.<br />Development Step 1:<br />Students will be brainstormed on the characteristics so each family type based on their prior knowledge. Key factors about each will be noted on c/b and briefly discussed. Students through discussion will then highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each family type. Formal notes will be given. Afterwards students will be required to complete the following.<br /> “The Nuclear family type has far more advantages than other types of families” <br />Write an easy in support of or refuting the statement above. Essay should include:<br /><ul><li>Description of each family type
Advantages and disadvantages of each family type.
Outstanding reasons in support of or refuting the statement above. </li></ul> Development Step 2:<br />Students will be guided through reading the first section of handout “ Family Life in the Caribbean” which deals with different types of unions. Following reading activity, students will complete the following:<br />1. Describe the characteristics of three types of family unions that exist in the Caribbean.<br />Selected students will share responses after which a brief discussion will be conducted and key points noted.<br />Development Step 3:<br />In pairs, students will read information on pages 23 and 24 of text on the functions of the family. Within their pairs students will discuss each function noting key points about each and at least one practical example. Students will then guide a general discussion of the functions of a family. A representative from each group will be required to present points they had noted and their examples during this discussion. Formal notes will be given.<br />Development Step 4:<br />Students will be brainstormed on measures they believe should be taken to ensure readiness for parenthood based on what they have observed in everyday society. Students’ responses will be used to create a concept map. Points will be briefly discussed. Students will then use the information given on page 26 of text and points from concept map to attempt to explain these statements:<br />“The family is the cornerstone of society”<br />“The hands that rock the cradle rule the world”<br />Selected students will share their understanding of the statements. Activity will be used to emphasize the importance of being ready for parenthood as well as highlight the importance of the family to overall society. <br />Development Step 5:<br />Students will be given the description of different family patterns and asked to find the correct term (Kinship term) to match the descriptions given.<br />Eg. Custom of one man having two wives – (Polygyny)<br />A brief discussion of each will be conducted. This activity will start in class but is expected to be completed out of class time as homework (extended activity)<br />Development Step 6:<br />Students will refer to handout on “Family Life in the Caribbean’ and page 41 of text to find answers for the following questions:<br />1. Identify four ancestral groups that arrived in the Caribbean.<br />2. State three historical/social factors that have affected the context of Caribbean family life.<br />3. In one paragraph each, describe the influence of each ancestral group on today’s’ family structure in the Caribbean. <br />4. Read the statement below. <br />“One major handicap which slavery forced upon blacks was an unstable family life” (abstract from Family Life in the Caribbean)<br />Write an article outlining five ways in which the structure of family life under slavery has influenced family structures today. Article should clearly show the relationships between practices then and how they are mirrored in today’s family.<br />A general discussion will be conducted at the end of the class activity and key points highlighted. <br />Development Step 7:<br />The following statement will be written on c/b. <br />“Traditional family structures are primitive and no longer exist in today’s society”<br />Students will examine statement and put it into their own words. A brief discussion will be conducted on whether or not there is any truth to the statement. This will form the basis for a discussion of the ways in which social change has affected the family. Following discussion students will complete the following: <br />1. Identify the major changes which took place in the family over the years. What accounted for these changes? <br />Selected students will share their responses.<br />Development Step 8:<br />Students will read the following case studies. Specific words will be highlighted by teacher and students requested to develop a glossary of these terms.<br />“On the evening of their wedding Geneva discovered that her new husband Karl had been previously married and had not had a divorce. Concerned, Geneva tried to get an annulment of marriage but failed to do so because she felt sorry for her apologetic new husband. After months of marriage, Geneva was still heartbroken over her husband’ act of bigamy and decided to get a legal separation from him. Geneva had also heard that she had to wait five years before she can receive alimony after a divorce. She is unhappy and confused and is now wondering if Karl is practicing infidelity.” <br />Terms: Marriage, bigamy, divorce, legal separation, infidelity, alimony, annulment of marriage.<br />Content Summary:<br /><ul><li>Describe five types of families.
State three advantages and disadvantages of each family type
Explain two functions of the family following group work.
State three measures that should be taken to ensure readiness for parenthood.
Outline the influence of at least one ancestral group on the structure of families in the Caribbean today .
State three ways in which social changes has impacted on family life following class discussion.
State the meaning of the terms divorce, alimony, legal separation, Annulment of marriage, marriage. </li></ul>Culminating Activity:<br />Students will complete multiple choice tests on pages 68-73 of text. <br />