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Mate Selection: Characteristics, Qualities, and Values

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 4 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each




The students will be developing a personal philosophy about marriage while participating in powerpoint presentation, classroom activities, and discussion. Student will compose a personal list of characteristics, qualities, and values desired in a marriage partner.
Also, the students will discuss why "You Don't Marry What You Want You Marry What You are".




Background for Teachers

Teachers need to know the importance of mate selection.
They need to go through the lesson plan material (activities,
power point presentation, and stories) so they feel comfortable
in presenting the material to their students.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will understand the importance of knowing what
characteristics, qualities, and values they desire in
their future mate.

Instructional Procedures

Questionnaire, Interview, Journal, Stories, Newspaper
Personal Ads(real life activity), Video clips -- Seven Brides
for Seven Brothers, Activity sheets, Designing a Personal
Want Ad, Examples of Ads in Book-- "Plain Fat Chick
Seeks Guy Who Likes Broccoli", Produce a Personal List
of Characteristics, Qualities, and Values desired in a Future

Assessment Plan


Unit test is given at the end of the unit.


Utah Curriculum Guide for Adult Roles and Responsibilities

Created: 04/30/2004
Updated: 02/05/2018