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M&F Chapter 14 - Blended Family

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups



  • Characteristics and complexities of single-parent families, binuclear families, and blended families.
  • Remarriage rates; satisfaction and stability.

    Career Connections:

    • Social Work
    • Life Management Skills

    A PowerPoint projector for the presentation. Copy lesson plans and handouts.

    Background For Teachers:
    Reading of the chapter and familiarity with blended family issues.

    Student Prior Knowledge:
    Reading of the chapter and familiarity with blended family issues.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:
    Students will identify strengths and weaknesses of various family forms: single-parent families, blended families, and binuclear families. Students will identify the complexities of the step-parent role and remarriage.

    Instructional Procedures:
    Print all lesson plans and handouts provided on the FHS 2400 CD. Follow the PowerPoint presentations.


    Assessment Plan:
    Students will have completed the reading test 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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