Lesson plan for the Workshop - Family Unions

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Unit 3 - Family Types and Unions in the Caribbean


Now that you can identify family types from the previous lesson, you are better poised to grasp the concept of "family unions".

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At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. identify the type of arrangements by which couples unite to form family
  2. give a definition for the different forms of marriage

Further information can be obtained from:

  1. Modules in Social Studies - Ramsawack & Umraw - pg 36
  2. Study Guide - pgs 4 and 7

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What does Union mean?

"Union" describes the type of arrangement by which the couples unite to form a family.

Such unions are:

  1. legal marriage
  2. common law or consensual union
  3. visiting relationships

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Activity 1:
  1. in point form, list the possible advantages of disadvantages of a legal marriage
  2. Can you see any problems arising in a visiting relationship where a child resulted from the union? Name some of the problems.