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M&F Chapter 6 - Communication

Life Skills:

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

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

Group Size:
Large Groups



  • Communication patterns and conflict resolution
  • Gender differences in communication
  • Power issues Communication skills

    Main Curriculum Tie:
    Adult Roles And Responsibilities
    Strand 2 Standard 3

    Develop positive assertion skills to be used in conflict resolution.

    Career Connections:

    • Life Management Skills and Employability


  • A PowerPoint projector
  • VCR for "You've got Mail" clips
  • Handouts from Chapter 6.

    Background For Teachers:
    Know the text and adult roles curriculum on communication.

    Student Prior Knowledge:
    It is best to have read chapter 6.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:
    Students will have some ideas about how to say "No". Students will evaluate their own communication patterns for roadblocks they might be using. Students will learn good couple communication, listening, and conflict resolution skills.

    Instructional Procedures:

  • Follow the lesson plan.
  • Day 1 - How to say "No"
  • Day 2 - Communication introduction and assertiveness
  • Day 3 - Non-verbal and roadblocks
  • Day 4 - Misperceptions and good couple communication
  • Day 5 - "I" messages and listening skills
  • Day 6 - Conflict resolution.
  • Print all the lesson plans and handouts provided on 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. Final project = Family communication star event.

    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 10:44 AM

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