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A Study on What Family Means

A curriculum module from Summer Institute for Educators participant, Jane Kang

Subject: A Study on What Family Means

Duration of Lesson: 6 classes

Grade Level: 1st Grade

Rationale: Explore the meaning of family within the classroom and compare it to the meaning in

African nations.

Lesson Objectives:


  1. Understand that there is more than one way a family is structured.
  2. Identify his/her role within the family and compare it to an African child.
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of the notion that "it takes a village to raise a child".

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