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M&F Chapter 14 - Blended Family

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility




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


    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: 06/23/2005
    Updated: 02/01/2018