The students will be able to:
*obtain and assess information about family relationships.
*make comparisons of various types of family literature.
*recall relevant facts.
*draw conclusions and record data obtained.
*make constructive criticisms.
*transform a classic piece of literature into a modern adaptation.
*develop a vocabulary relevant to materials.
*read for specific information.
The student will be able to obtain and assess information about family relationships.
Each student will be given a personal family survey form to complete. (A sample form is contained in this unit.)
Students will then discuss their family relationship as well as other family relationships. The teacher may wish to control the direction of the doscissopm asking questions such as:
1. Who is the head of your household? Why?
2. Are all family members equally responsible for the protection of the family unit?
3. Should final decisions always be made in the same manner?
4. Are families closer to each other on happy occasions or in crisis? Why or why not?
5. How does where a family live affect them?
Have the students as a group compile a set of questions to ask their parents and grandparents comparing family life during their childhood and the family life of today.
Each student will use this set of questions to obtain information from parents. They will draw on this information to discuss changes that have taken place in the family over the past fifty years.
The student will make comparisons of various types of family literature.
The student will make constructive criticisms.
Ask each student to make a list of as many family related pieces of literature as they can think of.
The teacher may also add some pieces that will be familiar to most students.
Now allow them to discuss and compare several of the pieces on the lists.