Lesson 1 (from Chapters from Preface - 3)
Chapters from Preface - 3
In the Preface of the book, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, a co-writer of this book, introduced her parents and family life. She set the stage for the entire book as she wrote about her parents' love of children, and the family dynamics of the Gilbreth household. This lesson will discuss the dynamics of the Gilbreth family.
1) Class Discussion: Ernestine Gilbreth Carey used anecdotes to amuse the reader and to get her point across. Through these anecdotes, what did the reader learn about the interactions between the grandparents' relations to their children and grandchildren? What did the reader learn about Tom, the hired handyman, and his relationship with the children? How did the children's unique personalities impact the dynamics of the household?
2) Individual Work: In the Preface of the book, the author talks about the popularity of "Cheaper by the Dozen." What is...
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