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Who's the Father?

That's News to Me


Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson featuring modified content from The Washington Post, students read about how different cultures view the concept of fatherhood. This lesson features vocabulary, comprehension questions, and discussion questions.

This lesson contains references to sex and reproduction.

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  • diverge
  • fundamental
  • paternity
  • reconcile
  • variable
  • maternal
  • deem
  • obligation
  • godfather
  • figurative
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)