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Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time


  • considering a range of family structures (for example, nuclear families, one-child families, large families, single parent families, extended families, blended (step) families, adoptive parent families and grandparent families) as well as kinship groups, tribes and villages (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • comparing families in the present with those from the recent past (the families of parents, grandparents or familiar older person) in terms of their size and structure (for example, the different types of family such as nuclear, single parent, blended) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • examining and commenting on the roles of family members over time (for example, listening to stories about the roles of mothers, fathers, caregivers and children in the past) and comparing these with family roles today (for example, work at home, work outside the home, child care, gender roles, children’s responsibilities, pocket money) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)

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