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M&F Chapter 7 - Dating and Mate selection

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 4 Standard 1

Additional Core Ties

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 3 Standard 1

Time Frame

8 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility




  • Theories and stages of dating.
  • Single life and reasons for marriage.


    A PowerPoint projector.

  • VCR for the "Manners" video.
  • All handouts provided on the FHS 2400 CD.

    Background for Teachers

    Reading of the chapter and familiarity with the Adult Roles curriculum.

    Student Prior Knowledge

    Reading of the chapter. Experiences with dating are helpful to make these lessons relevant.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Students will determine acceptable dating behavior for both sexes. They will create a fun and creative date that is inexpensive. They will become familiar with many of the topics to be discussed when considering marriage. Students will know the correct reasons for marriage and the characteristics in a person that make a divorce less likely.

    Instructional Procedures

  • Print all lesson plans and handouts provided on the FHS 2400 CD
  • Lesson #1 - Dating Survey/Theories
  • Lesson #2 - Stages of Dating
  • Lesson #3 - Creative Dating
  • Lesson #4 - Manners
  • Lesson #5 - Dating panel from another high school
  • Lesson #6 - Single Life
  • Lesson #7 - Points of Discussion
  • Lesson #8 - Reasons for Marriage/Mate Selection

    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