Teaching Resources: A-level sociology families and households (AQA)

One downloadable bundle including fully modifiable teaching resources in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

The bundle includes:
  • A detailed scheme of work covering the entire AQA specification for families and households
  • 24 detailed lesson plans (topics below)
  • Seven student work packs on the seven main topic areas
  • PowerPoints to accompany most lessons.
  • Activities such as role play games, sentence sorts, gap fills.
This folder contains material to cover the entire A-level sociology specification for AQA, families and households topics, as outlined below:
  • the relationship of the family to the social structure and social change, with particular reference to the economy and to state policies
  • changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce, childbearing, and the life course, including the sociology of personal life, and the diversity of contemporary family and household structures
  • gender roles, domestic labour and power relationships within the family in contemporary society
  • the nature of childhood, and changes in the status of children in the family and society
  • demographic trends in the United Kingdom since 1900: birth rates, death rates, family size, life expectancy, ageing population, and migration and globalisation.
The handouts, PowerPoints, lesson plans and supplementary material are organised into seven folders which reflects the above AQA Specification:
  1. Perspectives on the family
  2. Marriage and divorce
  3. Family diversity
  4. Power, control and equality in relationships
  5. Childhood
  6. Demography, including globalisation and migration
  7. Social policy and the family.
Lessons covered:
  1. An introduction to the sociology of families and households
  2. The Functionalist perspective on the family
  3. The Marxist perspective on the family
  4. The Marxist/ Feminist perspectives on the family
  5. The Feminist perspective on the family
  6. The New Right view of the family
  7. The Postmodern and Personal Life Perspective on the family
  8. Consolidation Families and households Assessment Lesson – focussing on evaluation skills and essay writing.
  9. Exploring and explaining trends in marriage
  10. Exploring and explaining trends in divorce
  11. Evaluating sociological perspectives on marriage and divorce
  12. Exploring and explaining increasing family diversity – ‘organisational diversity’
  13. Exploring family diversity by social class, ethnicity, and sexuality
  14. Evaluating the view that families are becoming more diverse
  15. Power in relationships: housework and childcare
  16. Power in relationships: perspectives on domestic violence
  17. Is Childhood Socially Constructed?
  18. Evaluating the March of Progress View of Childhood
  19. Is Childhood Disappearing?
  20. Birth and Death Rates
  21. The challenges of the Ageing Population
  22. Migration and family life
  23. Social Policies and family life 1
  24. Social Policies and family life 2
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