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HHS4M1 Unit 1

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An Approach to the Study of Individuals and Families 

  

Part One:  Introducing the Family

 

Assignment One

Read pages 6 to 8 of the textbook.

Define the term "family" and describe the types of families found in the reading.

In your own words, explain the six functions of the family.

Due:  Monday, April 20

 

Assignment Two

Read “The Family in History” (p. 9-21).  Develop a timeline of the family.

Due:  Tuesday, April 5 

 

Part Two:  Methods Used to Study the Family 

 

Assignment Three

Read “Conducting Research in the Social Sciences” (pages 43-48)   Prepare definitions of each method as well as noting down their strengths, weaknesses, and the best use of each method. 

Due:  Thursday, April 8

 

Part Three:  Theories Used to Understand the Family 

 

Assignment Four

Read “Conducting Research in the Social Sciences” (pages 43-48).  Write definitions in your own words and giving an example of how each framework can be applied.

Due:  Friday, April 9

 

Assignment Five

(i) Read chapter 2, pages 26-42 of the main textbook.

(ii) Answer questions 2a, 4, 5, page 52

 

(iii) Write definitions of each of the social sciences in your own words on the sheet “Social Science Disciplines” (Blackline Master 1-6)

(iv) write definitions in your own words of each of the theoretical perspectives on the sheet “Basic Theoretical Perspectives” (Blackline Master 1-7)

(v) The systems theory examines the family through its many interacting parts. Genograms help depict the people and relationships in a group. The case study on page 36 depicts the Johnson Family System that will be described throughout the textbook. Using this case study as an example, draw your own depiction of your family in the form of a genogram, family portrait, or sculpture.

·        Make a legend to show the relationships that best suit you.

·        Consider the relationships other than family that influence you (e.g., friends, coworkers, etc.).

·        Be creative in showing the people and relationships (cut-outs, cartoons, web sites, posters, etc.).

·        Include a brief paragraph explaining the relationship in your depiction to the terminology of systems theory.

 

Due:  Monday, April 12 

 

Criteria

Level Four

(80–100%)

Level Three

(70–79%)

Level Two

(60–69%)

Level One

(50–59%)

Application of genogram to own family situation

• Applies genogram to own family with a high degree of effectiveness

• Applies genogram to own family with considerable effectiveness

• Applies genogram to own family with some effectiveness

 

 

• Applies genogram to own family with limited effectiveness

 

 

Use of legend to personalize and show relationships

• Legend shows family relationships with a high degree of effectiveness

• Legend shows family relationships with considerable effectiveness

• Legend shows family relationships with some effectiveness

• Legend shows family relationships with limited effectiveness

 

Part Four:  Research Report 

 

Assignment Six

Download the page on assessing reliable sources here and choose three different kinds of sources (web-based, a book, a magazine) to assess using the guidelines found on the worksheet.

Due:  Tuesday, April 13

 

Assignment Seven

Review the Social Science Research Process sheet found here and record, in your own words, appropriate information found in "Developing Your Research Skills" on page 50 of the textbook.

 

Start to consider what might be a topic that you would want to be doing research on by glancing through the units in the textbook.  Try to narrow down an issue and/or age group you would like to know more about and write down some of your ideas in the comment section found below.  Review the rubric on research found here.

Due:  Friday, April 16 

 

 

Approach to the Study of Individuals and Families 

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