SUBJECT: HOME ECONOMICS
CLASS: JSS 1
TERM: 2nd TERM
TOPIC: THE FAMILY
A family can be defined as a group of people who live together and are united by ties of marriage, birth, blood and adoption. It is the smallest unit of the society.
TYPES OF FAMILY
Nuclear Family: This consists of father, mother and their children. It is also sometimes called a monogamous family.
Polygamous Family: This is made up of a man, his wives and their several children. In a polygamous family, the husband has more than one wife.
Extended Family: This type of family is made up of husband, his wife, or wives, their children and other relations like uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, wives of sons and their children.
FUNCTIONS OF THE FAMILY
4 Education: They educate the young ones on how to participate in house work.
5 Love: They show love and teach their member how to reciprocate love.
6 Religious Beliefs: They teach members to fear,respect and honour God.
OTHER NAMES BY WHICH WE REFER TO OTHER RELATIVES IN THE FAMILY
Your parents’ parents are your – grand parents
Your mother’s or father’s brothers – uncles
Your mother’s or father’s sisters – aunts
Your brother’s or sister’s sons – nephews
Your brother’s or sister’s daughter – niece
Your uncle’s or aunt’s children – first cousins
Your first cousin’s children and your own children – second cousins
Half-sister/half-brother: children with whom you share either your mother or your father but have separate mother or father
ROLES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OR FUNCTIONS OF FAMILY MEMBERS
Role of the Father
Roles of the Mother
Role of the Children
younger ones etc.
THE FAMILY TREE
Ayo’s father Ayo’s mother
Ayo’s Paternal Ayo’s Paternal Ayo’s Maternal Ayo’s maternal
Grandfather Grandmother Grandfather Grandmother
PaternalPaternal Maternal Maternal
Father Mother Father Mother
General Evaluation Questions
Home Economics for junior Secondary Schools Jss 1-3 by Elizabeth U. Anyakoha(pgs 69-72).
Home Economics New Concept for Nigerian Junior Secondary Schools byPopoola O.O. (pgs 69-70).
WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT (SECTION A)
4.The father is the ----- of the family (a) coordinator (b)messenger (c) bread winner (d) errand man
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