Students will analyze, write and discuss about general and specific information about family and how it has changed using audiovisual and written materials on topics related to the changes families have experienced over the past few years, from traditional families to modern families, how these changes have affected society, and why these changes have occurred.
UNIT SCENARIO There has been a significant change in family structure over the last few years that has modified the role of families into society drastically, and at the same time it has created a lot of controversy around the world.
GUIDING QUESTIONS How are traditional families different from modern families? How can families be classified nowadays? How have family changes affected society? Why has family structure changed?
CULMINATING ACTIVITY CHANGING FAMILIES ARTICLE Students will write an article explaining why families have changed recently. Students will work in pairs and write a brief summary of approximately 100 words outlining their conclusions from this study of the changes in family structure. Indicate how these trends were influenced by different factors using the information seen in the thematic unit, or guiding questions. Then pairs should read their articles to the class as their classmates take notes. Once all pairs have read their articles, students start discussing why family changes occurred.