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Family Values Bundle - 20 Questions, Defining Roles, and Parent-Teenager Relationship Assessment
Want a fun way to get students to figure out if they believe there are gender-specific tasks in a family? This is a combination self-reflection activity with a writing component at the end.
In this activity students will look at 20 different tasks that could take place within a household and have to place that task in the category they believe it fits. The categories are in a Microsoft Word document that the students can actually click and drag under the categories of either HUSBAND, WIFE, or EITHER OR BOTH. An example of options for them to choose from are "Shoveling Snow", "Changing Diapers", and "Grocery Shopping." For your students to "click and drag" you will have to save this document in a place on your school's network that they will be able to have access to it, open it, and then save it either on a flash drive or in their own personal space on the network. Students can stretch or shrink the choices so the words fit nicely in each category or they can make their own chart as well. There are many possibilities, this product provides a platform.
Students then defend themselves in writing by choosing three topics and supporting their reason why that task should be under the category they chose.
There will always be someone in class who is very stubborn on their beliefs, which has usually been a boy, who picks all of the stereotypical tasks such as sewing, changing diapers, or doing laundry as strictly tasks for the wife. This makes it very interesting when we discuss their choices as a class!
Enjoy the activity!
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