In this activity, students fill out their own sociological family tree, which as well as providing an overview of births, marriages and deaths, also introduces the concept of social trends. This is achieved through considering features such as remaining childless, cohabitation and remarriage.
Once individual data has been gathered, it could be collated and ‘class trends’ calculated. As an extension activity, students could be encouraged
to consider the extent to which the data they have collected is reliable. A pdf of the family tree can be found here:
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