Analyze ways in which social, economic, and technological changes affect work and family dynamics.
- ways work and family are interconnected or independent
- trends associated with the interconnectedness of work and family
- products and services designed or improved in the last 10 years that relate to how work and family roles are balanced or out of balance
- technological advancements, especially in telecommunications, that have enabled a mobile society (e.g., telecommuting, job sharing)
- technological advancements and the effects on human connectedness
- advantages and disadvantages of having a dual-income family
- influence of government programs/laws on family structure.
- In what ways are today’s work and family responsibilities interconnected?
- How has the traditional separation of work and family changed in the last 50 years?
- How does the increase of working women affect men’s and women’s roles in the family?
- What are the effects of the feminization of poverty (i.e., an increasing number of women in short-term, low-wage, dead-end jobs) on single-parent families? On the workplace? On society as a whole?
- How can families and individuals address the effect of trends in the workplace?
- What kinds of things influence a person's beliefs and attitudes about work and family responsibilities?
- How can family members communicate with each other about their beliefs and attitudes toward work and family responsibilities?
- What are the positive and negative effects of technological advances for families?
- What leadership skills can help with managing the effects of work on family life and family life on work?
- What leadership skills are helpful in aligning family income with long-term family goals?
- How can families manage social, economic, and technological changes?
- How might society influence the way families manage their work and family responsibilities?
Related Standards of Learning
- Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
- Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
- Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
- Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
- Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
- Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
- Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand economic systems by
- identifying the basic economic questions encountered by all economic systems;
- comparing the characteristics of traditional, free market, command, and mixed economies, as described by Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and
- evaluating the impact of the government’s role in the economy on individual economic freedoms.
The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by
- assessing the development of and changes in domestic policies, with emphasis on the impact of the role the United States Supreme Court played in defining a constitutional right to privacy, affirming equal rights, and upholding the rule of law;
- evaluating and explaining the changes in foreign policies and the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism, with emphasis on the American response to 9/11 (September 11, 2001);
- evaluating the evolving and changing role of government, including its role in the American economy; and
- explaining scientific and technological changes and evaluating their impact on American culture
The student will apply social science skills to compare and contrast the distribution, growth rates, and characteristics of human population by
- examining demographic data to determine the relative level of development;
- distinguishing between developed and developing countries; and
- comparing and contrasting the level of economic development to the standard of living and quality of life.
The student will apply social science skills to analyze the impact of globalization by
- identifying factors, including comparative advantage, that influence the distribution of economic activities and trade;
- describing ways that economic and social interactions change over time; and
- mapping, describing, and evaluating economic unions.
The student will apply social science skills to understand the global changes during the early twenty-first century by
- identifying contemporary political issues, with emphasis on migrations of refugees and others, ethnic/religious conflicts, and the impact of technology, including the role of social media and chemical and biological technologies;
- assessing the link between economic and political freedom;
- describing economic interdependence, including the rise of multinational corporations, international organizations, and trade agreements; and
- analyzing the increasing impact of terrorism.