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M&F Chapter 1- What is a Family?

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 4 Standard 4

Time Frame

2 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility




  • The meaning of marriage and family.
  • Functions of marriage and family.
  • The effect of media on families.


    PowerPoint Projector.

    Background for Teachers

    From the book, be able to show students how to draw their own family genograms.

    Student Prior Knowledge

    Knowing the pros and cons of media in their own lives.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Students will understand the huge impact of media on family life today. Students will be able to create their own definition of the meaning of family.

    Instructional Procedures

  • A PowerPoint presentation on the chapter.
  • A discussion of birth order.
  • Sharing of family rituals and traditions.
  • 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: 06/23/2005
    Updated: 02/05/2018