Read or listen to the “The Way We Weren’t: The Myth and Reality of the ‘Traditional Family’” audio from the preeminent family historian and scholar Stephanie Coontz in MySocLibrary

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The below is an overview. It is NOT the full instructions. Please go to "Course Information" then "Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics" and "Milestone One" to see the 4-paragraph structured instructions. Additionally, I posted a PowerPoint guide to this assignment, that I emailed and posted in an announcement on 2-22-16. - Frances **** Read or listen to the “The Way We Weren’t: The Myth and Reality of the ‘Traditional Family’” audio from the preeminent family historian and scholar Stephanie Coontz in MySocLibrary in your eLearning materials. In the course journal, analyze your familial setting, or the familial setting of your chosen person, to include how some of the historical trends that Coontz denotes in her research impacts your/your chosen person’s family. You may choose to write about yourself, or another family member or close friend if you do not wish to write about yourself. Writing about someone other than yourself will require interviewing him/her to get the information you need for all of the milestone assignments. Please keep this in mind when you select the subject for your milestone assignments. For this assignment, you are being asked to reflect on your (or your chosen person’s) socialization process with a particular focus on the family as a social structure. Describe your (or your chosen person’s) family of origin. What status and roles did family members occupy? What specific roles and status did you (or your chosen person) hold in your (or his or her) family? Applying your understanding of reference groups, analyze your (or your chosen person’s) family of origin and how it formed and shaped your (or his or her) personal identity. How and in what ways did family of origin help to form your (or his or her) identity and sense of self? If you do not wish to write about yourself, you may choose to interview a family member or close friend to gather this information about him or her. For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric document and the Milestone One Rubric in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.

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