Family revision tasks
1. Create a key term glossary
2. Create a mind map on domestic roles
3. Create key theory cards for each theory and
their view of the family
4. Plan 12 mark answers for the following:
To what extent is marriage still a key part of British society.
To what extend has the female role in the home changed.
To what extent is the nuclear family still the main family type.
LEARNING CHECK STATION 1
Can you work out which keywords/studies from
family are being shown in the catch phrase style
images? (1marks for each correct one)
LEARNING CHECK STATION 2
True or False
1) A family is 2 or more people related by
cohabitation, marriage or adoption.
2) A household is everyone who lives under the same roof.
3) A nuclear family is mum, dad, children and grandparents.
4) Dependent children are those who look after themselves.
5) Breadwinner is the person who earns the majority of the
6) It is now legal for same sex couples to marry.
7) Empty nest families are where couples did not have
8) Lone parent family is the fastest growing type.
LEARNING CHECK STATION 3
Who am I? Read each statement and decide who the theory is
1) I believe the nuclear family is best as it socialises children
properly, teaching the norms and values and helps
prepare them for wider society.
2) I believe that single parent families and benefit
dependency are causing problems in our society. A lack of
male role model mean more anti social boys are being
3) I believe that the family is a tool for exploitation. It means
workers work hard for little money as they have to earn
money to provide for their family and families teach
values of hard work.
4) I believe family exploit women- a triple shift or dual
burden, where they are exploited by the man at home and
at work. They provide free child care and domestic
LEARNING CHECK STATION 4
Match up the speech bubbles to
show the argument of whether
domestic roles have changed
over time. (1mark for each
Symmetrical families- evidence
has found relationships are more
Men are more likely to
make important financial
decisions: cars, holidays
Women do what is called the invisible work in the
home- deciding what to make for dinner, shopping
lists, remembering birthdays etc..
Segregated conjugal roles. The husband and wife
still perform separate tasks and have separate
Dual burden, women who work are still
expected to complete the boring, dirty
and repetitive tasks. Men do not take
the equal share of things in the home
Triple shift- as well as working full
time and doing the majority of the
housework, women also do the
‘emotional’ work in the home.
The argument of the new dad has been put
forward- the one who spends time helping with
child care and cooking, whilst still working.
Evidence has found, less
dads are actually the new
dad than claim.
Men say they do more than they
actually do. 52% say they cook
the evening meal. 70% of women
say they do!
Women make most of the
decisions on the day to day
Shopping, clothing and
Child have now become the main
focus of many families. Women
have less children to balance
work and family life and
therefore families are more child
Some women want to be
mothers and housewives.
Not all want to work.
The grandparents are playing an increasing role.
Around a third of grandparents now care for children
whilst mothers and fathers work. This means women
and men have changed their roles in retirement.
LEARNING CHECK STATION 5
Increased or decreased? Why?
Empty shell marriage
LEARNING CHECK STATION 6
If you were an examiner what
mark would you give the
candidates for each question
LEARNING CHECK STATION 7
How do the images link to what
you have learnt about
alternatives to the family?
LEARNING CHECK STATION
Spot the Mistakes – There are 4.
In our society the one form of marriage is
monogamy. This involves having only spouse.
Anyone who goes against this and marries
two people at the same time is committing
pigamy. Many people do marry more than
once during their lifetime, but they must
separated or be widowed first. This form of
marriage is called super monogamy.
Other societies practise some form of
polygamy, having more than one spouse