THE FAMILY • What is your ideal family? • In groups of 4 or 5 students you will prepare and then make a 3-5 minute presentation to your classmates on your ideal family. • You will have two lessons where you are given information and opportunities to develop your ideas. In the third lesson each group will make their presentation. You may include pictures or charts to support your talk if you wish. Every member of the group must say something as part of the presentation. THE FAMILY • All families are different but some look the same. For example, two students in the same class may both have a mother, a father and one sister. They will be different in the way the parents and the children talk to each other, the things they do together, and the way the students behave with their sisters. Let’s see how many families in this class look the same. • How can we do that? THE FAMILY We can carry out a survey and then draw a chart or graph. ACTIVITY 1 • In groups of 4 or 5, make around 6 questions to ask other students in your class to find out what their family looks like. • Each person in your group will ask all the students of one other group so that at the end of the activity your group has asked every student in the class. • Complete the chart to show how many families in your class look the same. • Prepare one neat chart for your group. THE FAMILY • Your chart could look something like this:- CHART OF FAMILIES 5 4 3 East West North 2 1 0 Mother 2 parents 2+sister ACTIVITY 2 Now we are going to look at how we get on with our families. Look at the following questionnaire. Discuss each point in your group and circle one number that your group agrees on. Make notes of any interesting points from your discussions that you may want to include in your presentation. ACTIVITY 3 • Here is some information taken from an article in the South China Morning Post of 17 May 2001. You have 10 minutes to scan it for information you could use in your presentation. THE FAMILY • Here are some web sites you may find useful if you want to include extra information in your presentation:• www.familiesonline.co.uk/topics/family_matters/si blings.htmwww.familiesonline.co.uk/topics/family _matters/siblings * www.youthinformation.com/familyrelationships THE FAMILY • You will need to spend some time now preparing your group presentation. • Remember you can include pictures, charts or anything relevant you want. • Everyone in the group must be involved and must say something as part of the presentation. THE FAMILY • You now have 10 minutes to make any final preparations for your presentations. • Make sure that every member of your group in involved and says something. • The whole class will judge which group made the best presentation and there will be a prize for that group.