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Family Relationships

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 4 Standard 4

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each




This lesson discusses sibling rivalry, birth order and negative and positive aspects of relationships. This is part of the Family Unit (Fam).


Background for Teachers

The textbook used is, "Strengthening Family and Self" published by Goodheart-Willcox.

Intended Learning Outcomes

The students will know: the following are positive characteristics if the family incorporates the skill and negative if the family is lacking the characteristic: commitment, time together, appreciation, communication, decision making, responsibility, problem solving, values and spiritual wellness, family rules and family traditions. The term sibling refers to brothers and sisters. Sibling rivalry means competition among children. Sibling rivalry usually occurs at all stages of life. Level of sibling rivalry is varied according to ages and life events.

Instructional Procedures

Journal, text, family placement activity, birth order, toothpaste activity, sibling rivary, and internet quiz.

Assessment Plan


    Go to the UEN lesson plans folder and click on the lesson topic. This quiz might include questions that do not apply to the subject (they were from my concurrent enrollment textbook reading). You'll need to delete these questions.

Created: 07/03/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018