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M&F Chapter 3 - History & Diversity

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility
  • Employability

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

Group Size:
Large Groups



  • A history of the American Family.
  • Social class and ethnic group comparisons.

    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:

    • Historian, Life Management Skills


  • A PowerPoint projector.
  • VCR to show a movie on immigration to America.(I like "Journey to America".)
  • CD player to play music by Neil Diamond, "Coming to America".

    Background For Teachers:

  • Knowledge of the history of the American family and the affects of immigration.
  • Using the correct words and terms of African American, Latin American, Asian American, and Native American or indiginous people.

    Student Prior Knowledge:
    It is best to have read the chapter and to have a knowledge of American History.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:
    Students will gain an appreciation for the sacrifices of their ancestors who came to America. Students will gain insights into the many fine qualities of minority families.

    Instructional Procedures:
    Follow the PowerPoint presentations and activities included. Students can break into groups and write the pros and cons of dual-income families and share their findings. A guest speaker might be good, instead of the movie, to talk about immigrating to America. Print all lesson plans and handouts from the FHS 2400 CD.


    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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