• comparing families in the present with those from the recent past (the families of parents and grandparents) in terms of their size and structure (for example the different types of family such as nuclear, single parent, blended)
  • discussing kinship as an important part of relationships and family structures in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies (for example the extent of a kinship system and the way in which it influences people's relationships, obligations and behaviour towards each other)
  • examining and commenting on the roles of family members over time (for example listening to stories about the roles of mothers, fathers, caregivers and children in the past) and comparing these with family roles today (for example work outside the home, washing, cooking, cleaning, gardening, child care)