Family

Families in Different Countries

The following article provides accounts of family life in four different countries. Students can work in groups and, after reading through their designated country, draw up a table that outlines the comparisons and contrasts with family life in the UK:

Discussions after this has been completed could centre on gender role expectations, education and social mobility – introducing key terms in this way will encourage students to think synoptically. As a homework task, students could perhaps investigate family life in countries with which the school/college has links and exchange programmes.

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