Marriage Teacher Resources
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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.
Students study Muslim wedding celebrations. They explore Muslim culture and wedding celebrations around the world. Students discuss vows, symbols, and traditions. They create wedding costumes and reenact part of a wedding ceremony.
Students discuss the perspective on forced marriages in the Islamic culture. In this perspective lesson, students discover the Islamic and UK's perspective on forced marriages. Students review various quotes and ideas about forced marriages.
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.
Ninth graders research Roman marriage customs, compare and contrast them to customs today and work in groups to prepare a skit portraying a Roman wedding. This lesson utilizes interdisciplinary skills of research, discussion, dramatic presentation and writing.
Students read the story "The Last Seventeen Years". Using the story, they identify cultural clues about the country of Korea. In groups, they complete a Venn diagram comparing Korean and United States culture. They use the internet to research common Korean traditional ceremonies.
Twelfth graders compare and contrast modern and ancient practices associated with marriage. Using listening, reading, speaking and writing strategies, 12th graders critique original texts to present and support an opinion on the effect of arranged marriage and dowry within a society.
Young scholars study how laws are different in other states and how some of the laws are the same. They examine the steps that must be taken to get a divorce in Connecticut, North Carolina, and South Carolina. They take a look at the laws governing divorces in the early 1900's.
Seventh graders identify some key concepts, ideas, and facts about Japan. Students identify shared traits and differences of Japan as compared to other asian countries. Students identify how geography can affect the culture of a place. Students construct a paper kimono and origami fish.
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.
Students examine how a wedding can emphasize and preserve traditional cultures. They view photographs of marriage ceremonies from around the world, create an outline, and list the similarities and differences between the weddings.
Tenth graders explore how trust and truth is important in marriage.
Students read about what causes stress for students when their parents divorce, how students of different ages respond differently to divorce, and strategies that can help all family members cope.
Students study family life. In this divorce lesson plan, students compare 2 levels of divorce and produce a set of theoretical explanations for the increase in the level of divorce in our society this century.
Students compare and contrast forced marriages with arranged marriages. In this current events lesson, students examine legislation regarding forced marriages and then debate the forced marriage law in Britain.
Students read about one cross-class marriage and create scenes to dramatize interactions among the family members and consider how class shapes relationships. They imagine the issues faced by cross-class couples by writing a short story.
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 break down the stereotypes that cultures hold. In this geography lesson plan, students identify stereotypes among other ethnic groups and media sources. Students compare and analyze similarities between themselves and Africans as they become aware of the cultures and diversity of the people of the African continent through a variety of classroom activities.
Students explore the concept of rites of passage and the rituals that society performs to mark certain moments in life. They read books, discuss the cultural implications of certain rites of passage, design a mural of funeral customs and create new names for themselves based on a worthy deed they have accomplished.