Relationships are the connections and associations between two or more concepts, objects or individuals. These connections can be based on love, inference, social commitments, business interactions, and other influences. Relationships are similar to living organisms in which they have a beginning, a life span and an end. Connections and associations are forces that encourage change.
The concept of relationships continues to be universal among all cultures and societies because each individual has the innate drive to form and maintain relationships.
Rationale for Teaching
Relationships provide an important role in our lives. The connections with our friends, relatives, and business interactions have great influence on our values, ideals and personal nature. Individuals become more independent as we discover other social and intimate relationships. Relationships as an enduring topic allows learners to comprehend themselves as individuals. Emotional connections and even interpersonal relations fulfill our universal need to belong, to be involved with various groups or communities and to be loved from other people. Relationships examine how we interact with animals, the past, school, art, and other communities.
- Emotional attachments or connections can fulfill our universal need to belong
- Interpersonal connections within social and personal environments
- Shared experiences can have different responses and influence relationships
- How might emotional attachments or connections fulfill our need to belong? How does it affect our relationships?
- Who do we have interpersonal relationships within our environment? How might relationships be maintained or changed?
- How can objects and places reflect shared experiences or relationships?