Learning Activity 1 Think back to the ways in which you...

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Families, Marriage & Gender – Activities Worksheet Below you will find all the lesson activities from Families, Marriage & Gender that require a written answer . Those activities that are formatted as a quiz or reflection activities are not included in this worksheet but are equally important. This word document will provide you a space to work through each of these activities. These activities are not meant to replace the content found in your textbook, the additional readings, videos, or in the modules associated with this week. Instead, their purpose is to provide you with a deeper understanding of the course content.
Learning Activity 1 Think back to the ways in which you spend/spent time with your family. Create your own definition of family. Who is in this family? How does this definition align with the definition you found in your textbook? List ways in which the services, businesses, and government have created spaces in which families can spend time together outside their houses. Compare and contrast these experiences – what are their similarities and differences? How does the stereotypical definition of family feature into the Canadian landscape? How do traditional gender roles feature in those experiences you identified?
Learning Activity 2 The following infographic paints a picture about the highlighted facts from Statistics Canada’s 2011 Census.
Figure 1. Infographic of Canadian Families - Statistics Canada 2011 Survey Data Using the information found in the above infographic, identify the general trends concerning nuclear families and compare these to what you believe are the ideals of family composition in Canadian life (in no less than 300 words). The results from the 2016 Census arrive in February 2017. In no less than 300 words, how do you think these practical trends and ideals have changed over the past five years? Learning Activity 3 Pattern Name Residence Comments Example Neolocal (major pattern) In a place of their own choosing Found in societies that are more or less individualistic in their social organization Most “Western” 1

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