â€œMy Family and Other Families, Now and Long Agoâ€쳌 Students examine families and develop an awareness of cultural diversity within the culture of the United States. Responsible citizenship is explored including the importance of giving back to the community, as well as the role of authority in making rules and laws. The students will increase their geography skills through the use of maps and directions. Family history provides the basis for examining sources of information and organizing that information. Economic terminology and principles are introduced in the context of family resources, as well as in making economic decisions.