Concept of a Family

A family consists of father, mother and children.


Members of a Typical Family


He is the head of the family.

He provides for the family



She is the wife to the father.

She takes care of the children at home.



The male and female children are members of the family.



  1. Touch a boy in the picture.
  2. Touch a girl in the picture.
  3. Who is the head of the family?
  4. Touch the mother in the pictures in this module.
  5. Mention the number of boys in your family.
  6. Mention the number of girls in your family.



  1. State the name of your father.
  2. State name of your mother.
  3. Ask your friends how many boys and girls they have in their families.
  4. Are you a boy or a girl?


Types Of Family


There are two types of family. These are:

(i) Nuclear family

(ii) Extended Family


Nuclear Family

A nuclear family consists of father, mother and their children


Extended Family

Members of an extended family are:

(i) Grandfather

(ii) Grandmother

(iii) Father

(iv) Mother

(v) Brothers

(vi) Sisters

(vii) The brothers of our father and mother are called uncles.

(viii) The sisters of our father and mother are called aunts.

(ix) The children of our uncles and aunties are called cousins.



  1. Who are the people in the picture?
  2. Mention five things about the people in the picture.
  3. Mention the two types of family that you know.
  4. What type of family consists of father, mother and their children?
  5. What isthe name of your uncle?



  1. Tell the classthe names of your aunts and uncles.
  2. Find out from home members of your extended family.


Qualities Of A Good Family

The qualities of a good family are:

  1. Love
  2. Honesty
  3. Helping Others


Other qualities of a good family are:

(i) discipline

(ii) obedience

(iii) contentment

(iv) having interest of others.



  1. Mention one quality of agood family.
  2. Who are the people that make up an extended family?
  3. Who are the people that make up a nuclear family?
  4. Find out from your father and mother the type of family they were born into.



  1. Tell the classwhy it isgood to be obedient.
  2. Ask your father how you should live with others.
  3. Tell your friend what you do to help your parents at home.
  4. Tell the class what a good child should do in the morning immediately he or she wakes up.

Roles of Members of the Family


The father provides food for the family.



  1. What do you do at home in the morning before going to school?
  2. What do you do at home after school?
  3. What do you do at home during weekends?
  4. In what ways do you help your mother at home?



  1. Take a broom every morning. Use it to sweep the living room of your ouse before going to school.
  2. Help your father to wash his car before going to school.
  3. Wash your school uniforms every weekend.
  4. Take a cutlass to cut the grass around your house.
  5. Ask your friend what he or she does at home to help his or her parents.
  6. Ask your mother what you should do in the house to help her.


Interrelationship Among Roles of Family Members

Every member of the family does one thing or the other to help one another. Sometimes, father helps mother in the kitchen. He helps mother to take care of the baby. Children also help their mother to cook and clean the house.



  1. What do you do to help your parents at home?
  2. What should a girl do to help her mother before going to school every morning?
  3. What should a boy do to help his father before going to school every morning?
  4. What should children do to help their parents before going to bed every night?
  5. Tell the class what you do every morning to help your parents before comingto school.



  1. Clean the louvers of your house when they are dirty.
  2. Sweep the living room when they are dirty.
  3. Mention five things you do at home to help your parents everyday.
  4. Tell the class why it is necessary to help our parents at home.
  5. Ask your father or mother why it is important to help the family.



Culture is a way of life of a people. It includes our dressing, greetings, traditional ceremonies and festivals, religion, foods, etc.


Types Of Culture

There are two types of culture. They are: non-material culture and material culture.

  1. Non-material Culture: These are parts of our culture that cannot be seen but are accepted as our ways of life. They are religion, language, music, dancing, dressing, eating, etc.


  1. Material Culture: These are the things we use. They form parts of our art and industry


Things Culture Does not Allow People to Do

Culture does not encourage people to:

  1. Steal
  2. Lie
  3. Cheat
  4. Be lazy
  5. Fight
  6. Be greedy


Some Shared Cultures

There are some parts or elements of, our culture that are common to some other cultures. These are called shared cultures because they are common to all cultures.


Examples are:

(i) Respect for elders

(ii) Religion

(iii) Food

(iv) Leadership (constituted authority)



  1. Identify a man and woman from your culture in the pictures.
  2. Mention five different ways of life that are common to people in all cultures.
  3. Mention five things people use everyday.



  1. How do you greet your parents at home?
  2. Mention five things people should not do.
  3. Ask your mother to show you some material things that are parts of your culture at home.

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