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Planning a short story unit? Consider including this worksheet early in your plan. "Remains of a Marriage" provides the text that could be used as the basis of a lesson on close reading, on comprehension strategies, and/or group discussion. The answer and explanation key models how to draw directly from the story to support interpretations and conclusions.
Art history is all about understanding the social context of the past through the visual representations left behind. Learners examine the Jan Van Eyck classic Arnolfini Marriage as they explore symbolism, detail, and drawing techniques. They create mini magnets that, just like the painting, represent a life event with thoughtfulness and detail.
Bring nonfiction into the classroom with this high-interest op-ed piece from the New York Times about love, marriage, and relationships in the 21st century. Pupils read a short article on the topic of cohabitation and offer their own opinions on the subject as they respond to several writing prompts. Sure to spark lively discussion in your class, this is a useful and multipurpose resource.
Students examine the many rights involved in family law. In groups, they identify the laws in marriage and divorce in Washington. They discuss the reasons an annulment might be granted and how property is divided. They discover how mediation is a helpful tool and how to think marriage through before doing it.
Middle schoolers explore society by researching the history of matrimony. In this marriage and family lesson, students identify the religious aspect behind marriage and the ideology associated with creating a family. Middle schoolers define religious vocabulary terms and answer study questions based on assigned text.
Students study the process for dissolution of marriage. They examine the different types of property in a community property regime and the basic presumptions associated with community property. They examine the impact of community property on dissolutions of marriage and on the death of one spouse.
The short story, “Remains of a Marriage,” provides the text for a reading comprehension assessment. Test takers are asked to identify literary techniques used in the passage, use context clues to determine the meaning of words, draw inferences, and analyze characters’ motivations. A lengthy answer key accompanies the resource and details how the correct response can be determined.
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
Should relationship skills be taught in schools? The author of this persuasive essay argues that public high schools should be required to teach marriage skills. After reading the essay, pupils analyze the argument, focusing particularly on identifying the audience concerns and how these concerns are addressed. They then examine their own persuasive essay and chart two concerns they raise and how they addressed these concerns.
A thorough and well-designed resource for older students, this lesson focuses on Chaucer's character the Wife of Bath from his classic novel, The Canterbury Tales. As a way of understanding Chaucer's complex characterization and rhetoric, this resource incorporates primary source documents about women and marriage in an attempt to explore the essential question, "Is the Wife of Bath the object of satire, the instrument of its delivery, or perhaps a combination of both?"
Students discover that it is possible to be challenged and "culture-shocked" by the norms of one's own culture when returning home from having been away and living in another culture. They examine and compare the customs of modern marriages with the customs of traditional, arranged marriages.
Students examine Robert Frost's poetry. In this Robert Frost lesson plan, students read Frost's 'The Mending Wall' and analyze the poem for rhythm and meter. Students compare and contrast poems and write an analysis of the relationship between a poem's form and its content.
Students compare views of marriage in Macbeth and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. In this comparative literature lesson, students discuss and debate the marriages of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth Brick and Maggie's marriage in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.