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M&F Chapter 10 - Family Life Cycle

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
9 class periods that run 90 minutes each.

Group Size:
Large Groups


This is an indepth study of all stages of the family life cycle including the engagement, wedding, marital adjustments, middle and late marriage, aging and death.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 4 Standard 4

List the positive characteristics that affect family relationships throughout the family life cycle

Career Connections:

  • Life Management Skills


  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Projector
  • VCR for video
  • All handouts from the FHS 2400 CD.

    Background For Teachers:
    Reading of text.

    Student Prior Knowledge:
    Reading of text.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:
    Students will gain insight into the different aspects of the family life cycle, including the parent/teen relationship. They will identify the purposes of the engagement period and the honeymoon; common marital adjustments and needs and expectations. They will gain empathy for the aging, critique care options, and understand the grieving process.

    Instructional Procedures:

  • Print all lesson plans and handouts from the FHS 2400 CD.
  • Lesson #1 - Teens.
  • Lesson #2 - Family Life Cycle.
  • Lesson #3 - Engagement.
  • Lesson #4 - Reception and Marriage.
  • Lesson #5 - Video "Big Fat Greek Wedding".
  • Lesson #6 - Honeymoon and Marital Adjustments.
  • Lesson #7 - Middle and Late Marriage, Aging.
  • Lesson #8 - Empathy Activity and Aspects of Aging.
  • Lesson #9 - Death.


    Assessment Plan:
    Students will have completed the reading tests before coming to class. A final Exam will be given on the chapter.

    Contact using your education email address if you would like copies of the test / exam for this lesson plan. Be sure to include the Lesson Plan title in your email request.

    The Marriage & Family Experience (8th Edition) by Strong.


    Created Date :
    Jun 23 2005 10:43 AM

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