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Hopefully, they will be able to articulate the connections between those changes in the means of production and the changes in the family unit.
As hunters and gatherers, American Indians formed bands or tribes of extended kinship ties because it facilitated their lifestyle. When the Europeans first arrived they tended to have larger families and live in nuclear units with some kinship ties because that relationship helped them to deal with the demands of an agrarian society. Lastly, the individualistic attitude needed for success in the factory was supported by the nuclear family.
(Recommended for Social Studies, grade 8, and U.S. History, grade 9)
History Family Life Afro-American American