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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