This unit explores the concept of family, different types of family structures and how family members share responsibilities.
A series of open-ended pre-reading questions designed to engage students, assess prior knowledge, and expose any pre-conceived ideas about the person or culture explored in the Reflection. Previewing the Reflection questions are intended to be non-threatening and accessible to a range of students. Students are encouraged to answer honestly, and to discuss their answers with their classmates.Previewing the Reflection
In her One World Reflection, Denver shares her experience living in a single-parent household. She also provides statistics about this growing phenomenon and the challenges associated with single parenthood.
This resource is to be used during and after students read the Reflection. Included in it are a series of reading comprehension questions designed to check for student understanding of the Reflection. These questions formats include multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, short response, or other effective questioning strategies.
English/Language Arts / 6th, 7th, 8th / 2-3 class periods (90-135 mins)
Students will analyze the One World Reflection to gain a clearer understanding of the world of single parent families. Students will discuss the meaning of responsibility and how it is shown in their own unique families. Finally, students will identify the different levels of human needs based on Maslow’s hierarchy and analyze their own families and each person’s role through this system.How Do Families Share Responsibility?, Worksheet One, Worksheet Two
Social Studies / 6th, 7th, 8th / 3-4 class periods (180-225 mins)
Students will explore various kinds of family structures and reflect individually and in groups about the benefits and challenges of each kind of family structure, and family in general.What Does a Family Look Like?
This resource is to be used after students read the Reflection. It includes a series of post-reading questions designed to encourage student reflection and assess changes in students' perception and understanding of the cultural issues addressed in the unit through some deliberately repeated questions in the "Previewing the Experience" activity.
This resource should be used after the students read the Reflection. Students are presented with a list of questions intended to elicit a more personal response about the Reflection they have just read. After considering those questions, students compose a letter to the author of the Reflection with their thoughts, observations, questions and comments. Teachers should feel free to contact Rachel@oneworldeducation.org if they would like to have their students' finished letters delivered to the One World Ambassador.