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That's a Family! is an entertaining documentary that breaks new ground in helping children in grades K-8 understand the different shapes families take today. Part of The Respect for All Project.
With courage and humor, the children in That’s a Family! take viewers on a tour through their lives as they speak candidly about what it’s like to grow up in a family with parents of different races or religions, divorced parents, a single parent, gay or lesbian parents, adoptive parents or grandparents as guardians. This award-winning film will stretch your mind and touch your heart no matter what your age.
That’s a Family! comes with an extensive discussion and teaching guide, which includes lesson plans to use with the film, suggestions for facilitating classroom discussion at different grade levels, and additional resources for teachers, families and children.
Schools and community groups may also sign up for training on how to useThat’s a Family! as a diversity teaching tool with young children.
Recommended for students in grades K through 8.
Part of The Respect For All Project
Running Time: 35 minutes